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AARP Bulletin September 2023

How to recover money lost to fraud, the truth about ministrokes and a new form of eldercare


The September issue of the AARP Bulletin offers readers the latest consumer news updates and stories, from how scammed money could be recovered to the ways older adults are shaping American industries. 


Cover Story: How we are changing America

Older Americans are shaking up the country in both obvious and hidden ways. From altering the U.S. workforce to demanding better health care options to influencing how retailers operate and what they sell, older adults are pushing for an America that is better prepared for their needs as they age. The growing number of older adults ensures these changes will continue through the economy, culture and society. This month’s cover story looks at this phenomenon one economic sector at a time.


Also in this issue

Your Money: A new way to get fast cash

Need a few hundred dollars to tide you over to your next paycheck? Many Americans now have a better option than extremely risky storefront “payday” loans. Many major U.S. banks now offer “small dollar loans,” but what’s the catch? Learn everything you need to know about these new loans in this month’s Your Money.

Fraud Watch: Get back what’s yours

Recovering what you lost to scammers is a long shot. But that’s starting to change. New efforts by law enforcement officials, banks, payment apps and gift card companies are clawing back some funds lost in a wide variety of scams. This makes reporting fraud more important than ever. Read this month’s Fraud Watch to get up to date on the latest efforts and reporting tips to recover your stolen money.

Your Health: A ministroke is a big deal

A ministroke might sound small, but the implications are often serious. Recognizing the symptoms could help prevent brain damage and even save your life. In this issue, learn how to identify symptoms, what you should do right away, and how to evaluate your risk in years to come.

Your Life: A need for companion care

What do you do if the caregiving support your loved one needs isn’t medical? A caregiver who offers companionship — rather than health support — can aid with everyday tasks, like cooking, transportation and errands. Read this month’s issue to learn more about the benefits of this unique arrangement as well as tips for finding a provider.


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Past Issues of AARP Bulletin

July/August 2023

Learn ‘99 Great Ways to Save,’ plus how to reduce gas mileage and what to do when a loved one gets scammed.                                                                    



June 2023

Learn how to stay safe this summer and tips to calculate how much you’ll really need for your retirement stash.                                          



May 2023

Details about AI crimes on the rise, the changing retail landscape and online health misinformation.                                                             



April 2023

This issue features the 2023 Fraud Survival Guide, the problem with extended warranty offers, and a brain health quiz.                                      



March 2023

Find out how to protect yourself from ‘check washing’ crimes, important health truths and what's next for COVID-19.                                                 



January/February 2023

Lean why heart-related health challenges are on the rise and the best ways to prevent them, plus new tax credits worth pursuing.                          



December 2022

Discover whether to add solar panels to your roof, how to improve the Wi-Fi signal in your home and if it’s time for you to go gluten-free.                          



November 2022

Learn how to stay healthy this winter and how to not fall victim to scammers who try to manipulate your emotions.                                                        



October 2022

Tips on how to fight inflation, the future of hearing aids and an interview with Gary Sinise in this edition.                                                                     



September 2022

Find out about drug price relief, our Teen Mental Health Crisis special report, and where to find free clothes, appliances, household gear and more.



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