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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.

AARP Foundation and Charles Schwab Foundation developed Finances 50+ to be a turn-key program for nonprofit organizations, associations and groups who are interested in providing basic money management training to older adults. 

There are two AARP Foundation Finances 50+ ‘Guides’ available for download:

Participant Guide

Are you an individual who is interested in taking better control of your financial future? The Participant Guide provides exercises, worksheets and resources to help individuals set and meet their financial goals and is available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Download: Available in English | Disponible En Español (large PDF) | 中文版 (Available in Chinese)

Volunteer Guide

Are you someone who would like to bring better money habits to your community? The Volunteer Guide accompanies the Participant Guide and provides background information, volunteer tips, answers to exercises and additional guidance to help volunteers facilitate class sessions. AARP Foundation hosts a training webinar for new volunteers to learn how to facilitate this workshop. Email for additional information.

Download: Available in English | Disponible En Español (for instructors, large PDF)

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.