FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2011
Media Relations, 202-434-2560
AARP Launches Spanish-Language Retirement Calculator
Planning Tool Created to Help Growing Hispanic/Latino Population with Important Retirement Decisions
WASHINGTON – AARP today announced the launch of its Spanish-language Retirement Calculator as part of its continued efforts to serve older Hispanics with resources that help them live their best lives and plan ahead for a secure retirement.
“With the launch last year of our bilingual Web site, Hispanics and Latinos 50+ have grown to expect high-quality content and trusted information from AARP,” said Rocky Egusquiza, AARP Vice President of Multicultural Markets. “This calculator continues to build on that promise and gives our growing Hispanic audience another tool to plan for their retirement security for themselves and for their families.”
A narrative, step-by-step design makes the AARP Retirement Calculator easy to use. Upon completion, users will be guided to a suite of additional AARP tools and resources – available at www.aarp.org/espanol/dinero – to learn more about Social Security, financial planning and other aspects of retirement.
Research has shown that using a tool like a retirement calculator can help people focus on the steps many need to take to get their financial lives in order. The AARP Retirement Calculator provides information users can use to evaluate their current situation and see potential pathways to their desired retirement goals.
“For many, the first step to a secure financial future includes assessing when they can retire and what is needed to do so,” said Andres Castillo, senior advisor for Education and Outreach at AARP. “Whether an individual is starting at square one or needs to re-evaluate their original plans, the AARP Retirement Calculator is a tool that can help them determine where they stand and what they need to do next.”
To try out the new Spanish-language AARP Retirement Calculator, visit www.aarp.org/calculadorajubilacion.
For more information about retirement and financial planning, please visit www.aarp.org/espanol/dinero.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 35.1 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.