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Expanding Horizons in Miami

group of adults students
Posted: 09/19/2017 by | No Comments

Jesus Barrios, 54, has a Hotmail account. “Yeah,” he laughs, “that was one of the first things they told me at the workshop. Switch to Gmail. Hotmail is dated and sends the message that you’re out of touch. I haven’t done it yet.” The workshop he references is part of AARP Foundation’s BACK TO WORK […]

How Lisa Got Her (Job) Groove Back

BACKTOWORK50+ workshop concept
Posted: 08/22/2017 by | No Comments

When Lisa Edmond was just shy of 18 years old, she started working at Sears, Roebuck & Co., in the still-under-construction Sears Tower in Chicago. It was 1974, and she was fresh out of high school; bright-eyed, loyal and ready to work. In 2016, more than four decades after she joined the company, Sears laid […]

Self-Employment Over 50 Spells Independence

Erica Lemp
Posted: 07/12/2017 by | No Comments

You may think of “gaining independence” when you graduate high school or college, but have you thought about becoming more independent after 50? What would it be like to be your own boss? There are many reasons why you may want or need a career change. Maybe you’ve been laid off or need a second […]

Tech Support Scams Are on the Rise. Here’s How You Can Avoid Them.

Refuse any unsolicited tech support offers.
Posted: 04/03/2017 by | 6 Comments

Tech support scams can be convincing. For people who don’t consider themselves “tech savvy,” an unsolicited offer to fix a slow computer may seem like the answer to their prayers. Don’t get roped in.

Online dating scams: How to protect your heart and wallet

Online scams
Posted: 02/13/2017 by | No Comments

People looking for love online should hold on to their wallets. More than 12,500 people filed romance scam complaints with the FBI in 2015, losing more than $200 million to fraudsters. Of 288,000 online scams, with losses totaling almost $1.1 billion, romance scams accounted for 20 percent of all losses and only 4 percent of […]

AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson Interviewed On History, Passions

Lisa Marsh Ryerson, AARP Foundation
Posted: 01/30/2017 by | 1 Comment

In an interview with Washington Business Journal, Lisa Marsh Ryerson reveals how her love of work began early. Her parents instilled in their six children the idea that hard work was important, rewarding and fun. And from babysitting to McDonald’s to teaching to serving as president of Wells College — a private liberal arts college […]