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Be Part of the Solution

Today, more than 10 million people over 50 are living in poverty in the U.S. All told, more than 37 million are either already in poverty or just one life event away from slipping into it. You can help.

Have you found yourself wondering how to take better control of your finances? Would you like to help older adults learn smart money habits? AARP Foundation Finances 50+SM is a financial capability program designed to motivate and empower participants to take charge of their financial future. The program assists individuals to make objective assessments, set appropriate goals and establish habits and behavior that will help them thrive.

AARP Foundation Finances 50+ covers the basics of finances, including:

  • Goal setting and budget planning
  • Debt reduction and credit repair
  • Asset building and protection

You don’t have to be a financial professional to use these resources or to help others. AARP Foundation provides training and printed guides to help you coach yourself or lead classes and offer support to others who may seek additional information around smart money habits. All materials are available for download free of charge.

Get Involved

Bring To Your Community

Share Finances 50+ with a small group in your community today! Download and print multiple copies of the Finances 50+ participant guide and volunteer guide for free

Get Resources

Download guides and worksheets, plus find helpful links for a range of money management topics

Featured Programs & Services

AARP Foundation SCSEP

55 or older, unemployed and looking for work? The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) can help you get on-the-job training.

Work for Yourself at 50+

AARP Foundation's Work for Yourself @50+ provides free tools and resources to help you become self-employed and improve your financial situation.


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

AARP Foundation Experience Corps

Experience Corps is a literacy program that utilizes highly trained volunteers age 50 and over to help struggling students become great readers.


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AARP Foundation earns a high rating for accountability from a leading charity evaluator. 

Eighty-one cents of every dollar we spend goes toward programs and services that help low-income older adults. We have met every one of the Better Business Bureau’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.