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SEC, FTC Commend AARP Foundation on Fraud Fighting

Tips lead to crackdown on investment scam, elder fraud

AARP Foundation Colorado staff and volunteers recently tipped off the Denver office of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about a suspected investment scam. The SEC investigated and, as a result, alleges that an organization called "We The People" took $75 million from more than 400 people for what the company called "a charitable gift annuity." … Back to Article

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Are Boomers Confident About Retirement Saving? Survey Says No.

(Marketwatch, April 2) - 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

Older Americans Adding to Debt to Help Relatives

(Marketplace, March 27) - Recent studies indicate that 50+ Americans now carry more credit card debt than those under 50, the first time for such a swing. And a good portion of that debt comes from older Americans helping out struggling relatives. Read

Challenges Face Those Who Want to Continue Working

(Huffington Post, March 21) - In her most recent blog, Sara Rix, senior strategic policy advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute, notes that although many older Americans want to keep working, challenges such as ill health, job loss and caregiving responsibilities often still stand in the way; however, ongoing improvements in employment options continue to make "working close to forever" highly appealing. Read