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AARP Bulletin October 2022

A cheat sheet on how to fight inflation, the future of hearing aids and an interview with Gary Sinise


For those who are rattled by daily news reports on the stock market, inflation, energy prices and housing costs, the AARP Bulletin shares this reassuring suite of advice: Avoid the noise, rein in unneeded spending, hold off on any big financial moves, and instead focus on the  long term. This month, the Bulletin offers readers a comprehensive guide to spending, investing and staying zen during turbulent financial times.

Our editors have rounded up a handful of respected money gurus like Jim Cramer (Mad Money) and Jean Chatzky ( to share their best advice for readers who are looking to preserve their nest egg, spend their money better, and lower their financial risks.

Also in the October issue:

The future of hearing aids has arrived: If you’re among the 30 million Americans struggling to keep up with conversations in noisy restaurants or battling with your spouse over the TV volume, your life is about to get better. More affordable (but still high-quality) hearing aids are finally hitting stores this month. And you can buy them without a doctor’s involvement or programming.

The ABCs of Part D drug plans: Medicare Part D plans, which cover your medicine costs, can be tricky! Each plan not only covers different drugs, but can also charge differently for the same ones.

Money sent, money gone: As peer-to-peer payment systems like Venmo, Zelle and PayPal gain popularity, fraud operators are beginning to use them too. Read this month’s Fraud Watch to learn about different scams using peer-to-peer payments and how to avoid them.

Tales of honor, duty and bravery: They served in the valleys of Korea, the jungles of Vietnam and the deserts of the Middle East. Their stories are unique — from firefights with invisible enemies to dangerous helicopter missions into hostile territory. But their accounts have common elements: a sense of duty, a love of country, unbreakable bonds forged in the fire of combat, losses that can’t be forgotten.

Q&A with Gary Sinise: “I learned how difficult it was to come home from that war,” the actor and veterans advocate reveals in discussing how his brothers-in-law opened his eyes to the challenges of military duty during Vietnam. 


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Past Issues of AARP Bulletin

September 2022

In this issue, drug price relief, our Teen Mental Health Crisis special report, and where to find free clothes, appliances, household gear and more.



July/August 2022

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.



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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