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An AARP Take On Today is news you can use about health, work, money, aging, entertainment and more.

    How Older Americans Are Redefining Health and Happiness

    How Older Americans Are Redefining Health and Happiness

    While people recognize some of the challenges that come with growing, many older Americans have an optimistic outlook and expect their lives to improve. A survey conducted by AARP and National Geographic found Americans are redefining health and finding more happiness through shifting priorities as they grow older.

    • 8 min
    A Primer on the Primary Elections

    A Primer on the Primary Elections

    Americans across the country are ready to begin selecting their representatives in Congress and other elected offices. But some new state voting rules and restrictions are making ballot casting more complicated in much of the country. 
    To help confront this challenge, AARP has published guides to voting in this year's primaries and general elections in every state, plus Washington, D.C, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We sit down with Khelan Bhatia, AARP voter engagement director, and Dan Gilgoff, executive editor for aarp.org.
    For more resources, go to AARP.org/vote

    • 11 min
    Exposing the International Scam Machine

    Exposing the International Scam Machine

    As you probably encounter every day, scammers are trying to reach you around the clock. Our personal information is more vulnerable than ever.  
    In response, AARP Bulletin conducted an investigation into the inner workings of the global fraud machine. The result was the five-part cover story that you may have seen in the April issue of the Bulletin called “The Bad Guys: Who They are And How to Stop Them.” 
    Discussing some behind-the-scenes of how this project came together is the Deputy Editor of AARP Bulletin and AARP The Magazine Neil Wertheimer.

    • 20 min
    All About the Earned Income Tax Credit

    All About the Earned Income Tax Credit

    The tax filing deadline is fast approaching, and there is a benefit that's new to the 2.8 million adults over age 65. It's the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC. Those who quality could receive up to $1,500 on their federal return when they file their taxes.
    This week, we discuss everything you need to know about the benefit with Jackie Lynn Coleman, a director at AARP Foundation who helps lead the team on expanding access to tax benefits for older adults who are living on low income.

    • 12 min
    The Do's and Don'ts of Robocalls

    The Do's and Don'ts of Robocalls

    This week, we’re bringing back a segment from episode 42, “Cracking Down on Annoying Robocalls,” which originally ran on May 30th, 2019. Kathy Stokes from AARP's Fraud Watch Network points out the crucial distinctions between legal and illegal robocalls – and discusses how to reduce them altogether.
    An estimated 48 billion robocalls came into the United States last year, and according to a recent AARP survey, nearly half of U.S. adults receive seven or more robocalls per week. Tune in to hear how to fight back against the flood of annoying robocalls. Visit aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork for more information on protecting yourself from scams.

    • 6 min
    The Passage of the Fraud And Scams Reduction Act, PLUS: A Digital Tool to Get Your Finances Back on Track

    The Passage of the Fraud And Scams Reduction Act, PLUS: A Digital Tool to Get Your Finances Back on Track

    Scams targeting seniors have increased during the pandemic. Today, we’ll hear about new legislation called the Fraud and Scams Reduction Act, which AARP endorsed. 
    To discuss what exactly the bill entails, we sat down with Cristina Martin Firvida, AARP Vice President of Financial Security and Consumer Affairs. 
    We also heard from AARP's Mary Liz Burns about AARP Money Map, a new digital financial tool for all ages to build a budget, save money and manage unplanned expenses. 
    For more information:
    AARP's Fraud Watch Network AARP Money Map

    • 18 min

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