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Paving the Way to Stable Income

More than 20 million people age 50 and over do not have adequate income to meet their basic needs for food and housing. Many are looking for full-time work or part-time jobs, and have become part of the largest increase in long-term unemployment in history. These workers are mothers and fathers, daughters and sons; some care for elderly parents, some support children and grandchildren who have been cut adrift by unemployment themselves.


These struggling Americans have lost their foothold in the economy, and they want to get it back —they know it might not be easy, but with the right tools and resources they can regain control.


Our income work improves opportunities for these 50+ workers to earn, manage and protect their income as they age. By building awareness, supporting effective services, delivering new products and programs, and investing in community capacity, we work together with 50+ low-wage workers and their families to win back opportunity and get back on track.


AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is Proud to Promote "MyFreeTaxes"

This service gives individuals or families with a combined income of $60,000 or less in 2014  the opportunity to file their own taxes free.

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Use the navigational menu to learn more about the tools and resources that will help low-income Americans age 50 and over regain control of their financial stability.

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

This program offers free assistance with tax-return preparation. Go

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AARP Benefits QuickLink

See if you qualify for public assistance and you can save money on health care, medication, food, utilities, and more! Go

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Finances 50+

This financial capability program is a collaboration between AARP Foundation and Charles Schwab Foundation. Go

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Housing Solutions Center

This program offers free HUD-certified counseling and assistance to 50-plus homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure. Go

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Back to Work 50+

We are partnering with workforce services providers to strengthen the bridge between 50+ job candidates and respected employers. Read

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Tips for Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

(, June 2014) - The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) and the nation's more than 6,500 community banks are providing tips for preventing the disturbing trend of elder financial abuse. Read

Finances, Desire to Work Keeping Seniors in the Workforce

(The Intelligencer, May 2014) The number of workers 65 and older rose 3 percent between 2010 and 2013, while the number of younger workers under 50 years old fell, according to a recent Gallup poll. Read

Are Boomers Confident About Retirement Saving? Survey Says No.

(Marketwatch, April 2013) - A new survey by the Insured Retirement Institute notes a marked drop in the last two years in boomers' confidence that they are saving enough for retirement. Read