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AARP Bulletin July/August 2022

Popular ‘99 Great Ways to Save’ shares grocery store tips and online payment hacks


AARP’s “99 Great Ways to Save” feature returns with a brand-new collection of tips to help readers save money during this period of record-setting price hikes. With inflation cutting into budgets, shoppers are looking for clever ways to cut costs wherever they can. This month, the AARP Bulletin’s personal finance experts once again share their best tips and tricks to help people get ahead of skyrocketing prices.

In this special July/August issue, learn about:

  • How you can save on gas by improving the efficiency of your car — and how to negotiate the best price if you plan to sell
  • Grocery store hacks to reduce the costs of essential food items
  • What you can do before you reach the online payment page to snag the best deal
  • And much more!

Also in the July/August issue:

How to overcome sleep anxiety: Do you frequently have trouble getting a full night’s rest? You might be experiencing sleep anxiety: worrying about falling asleep to the point that it keeps you awake! According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, about a third of Americans suffer from periodic insomnia — and anxiety might be making it worse. Read this month’s “Your Health” story to learn how insomnia can develop as we age and how the experts say you can manage it.

Fraud Watch — beware crypto crooks: In the world of fraud, getting victims to pay via cryptocurrencies is becoming increasingly popular, despite their volatility. Not only is cryptocurrency usually untraceable once transferred, but many Americans also lack the understanding of how it works. This makes the use of cryptocurrency ideal for scammers but risky for everyday consumers. In this month’s issue, our Fraud Watch experts provide real stories from people who have experienced cryptocurrency scams.

The scoop on online job boards: They’ve been around for decades, but job-posting websites likely have evolved since you last looked at one: They’ve become bigger and more customizable, with more services; several popular services are now also owned by the same company. Read this month’s issue for tips and tricks from a career adviser on how to use these sites to your best advantage while you hunt for the perfect job.

Is now the time to buy an electric car?: With gas prices soaring nationally, it’s natural that car owners are considering making the switch to electric. Many manufacturers have entered the electric vehicle market, making them much more commonplace than they were just a few years ago. In this month’s “Your Life”story, our experts provide various facts, pros and cons about electric cars to keep in mind when you’re purchasing your next vehicle.

Q&A with actor and rapper Ice-T: Ice-T, 64, lets readers in on his journey from a street hustler to a rap icon to a Law & Order star. “Small decisions change the trajectory of your life,” he says in an exclusive interview with the AARP Bulletin. Will Ice-T continue making music? Will he continue to star on SVU? Find out in this month’s Q&A.


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Past Issues of AARP Bulletin

June 2022

In this issue, see how older Americans are redefining health, wealth and the goals of long life.




May 2022

In this issue, find out how to get around today’s dire shortage of workers and supplies — and get the work you need done.




April 2022

An investigation on how organized crime is affecting U.S. consumers and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim




March 2022

An informative report on the health of Social Security, and why protein may be the key to weight loss




January/February 2022

With the two-year anniversary of COVID approaching, AARP Bulletin reports how to make the new year healthy, safe and productive. 



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