Alert
Close

Tell the U.S. Department of Labor to Close the Retirement Loophole! Learn more

Highlights

Close
Renew for 3 and attend Life at 50+ for free

Contests and
Sweeps

You Could Choose Your Dream Vacation!

Hawaii, the Grand Canyon or an Alaskan Cruise! No purchase necessary. Ends May 31. See official rules.


Driver Safety

Piggy bank on the road - AARP Driver Safety

Take the new AARP Smart Driver Course!

You Could Choose Your Dream Vacation
Happy African American couple

AARP Books

Visit the Money Section

Enjoy titles on retirement, Social Security, and becoming debt-free.

Jobs You Might Like

most popular
articles

Viewed

Savings Challenge

Outlet Malls and Factory Stores: Deals or No Deals?

The markdowns may look fantastic, but how much are you really saving?

En español | Harold Alfond, founder of the Maine-based Dexter Shoe Co., had an entrepreneurial epiphany in the mid-1960s. Rather than continue to sell the occasional pair of slightly irregular, "factory-second" shoes manufactured in his plant to jobbers — who in turn marked them up exponentially and sold them to the public — why not cut out the middleman and sell the defects directly to the public himself?

With that, the concept of the factory outlet store was born.
Back to Article

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Credit safeguards with AARP® Identity Theft Protection from TrustedID®.

AARP Credit card from Chase

Members can get cash back rewards on purchases with the AARP® Credit Card from Chase.

Man using cell phone outdoors

Members save on monthly service & usage fees and get free activation with Consumer Cellular.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! AARP members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

featured
groups

savingchalleng

Savings Challenge

Have the gift of thrift? Compete for prizes in the 2011 Savings Challenge from April 1-30.

Discuss

Clutter Challenge

Clutter Challenge

Ready to get organized, once and for all? You've come to the right place! Discuss