Friday, April 21, 2017

Daily News Alert - 4 Retirement Traps to Avoid

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Friday, April 21, 2017
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Worried about having enough money during retirement? You're not alone. However, you can reduce some of that anxiety by understanding these four common retirement traps — and how to avoid them!
Bait-and-switch advertising, bogus memberships, gift card cons ... much of today's fraud is related in some way to shopping, and older adults are especially at risk. Find out how to avoid online shopping scams so you don't become a victim, too.
Exercise might not be at the top of your list when you're away from home. But just because you're traveling doesn't mean your health has to take a hit. Stay fit with this simple 10-minute workout you can do without leaving your hotel room.
Lots of folks make a little cash on the side by hosting people whom they've never met, thanks to services such as Airbnb. Can cars be far behind? Would you rent your car to a stranger? Some people are earning hundreds of dollars per month doing just that.
The host of television's Biggest Loser suffered a massive heart attack while exercising at his local gym. He credits his survival in part to having a defibrillator nearby to shock his ticker back into action. Do you know where to find a defibrillator in an emergency?
Know of any older adults using their experience to give back, solve problems and change lives? Nominate them for an AARP Purpose Prize™, which honors extraordinary individuals who use their life experience to make a better future for all.
(Rules) No Purchases Necessary. Ends 5/19/17.
Don't know what to watch this weekend? Have no fear! Movies for Grownup's Bill Newcott is here with this week's Movie Minute to show you what's worth your time — and what's not.
In the market for your next car, truck, SUV or van? Shop for vehicles with the latest safety features and save with the AARP Auto Buying Program.
Have you seen the new movie Going in Style, starring Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin? An AARP Online Community member has written a review. Read the verdict and share your thoughts!
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