Thursday, December 31, 2009


Half of over-55 jobless still looking for work after six months.

Hire Yourself!
By Elizabeth Pope

Nearly a quarter of age 55-plus workers who were laid off last year say they're considering starting their own business.

Age Bias? Prove It.
From Inside E Street

A recent Supreme Court case created a tougher burden of proof for plaintiffs in age bias cases. That decision may cause a ripple effect in other types of discrimination disputes.

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Straight Answers About Unemployment Compensation
By Bob Skladany

Learn how receiving unemployment benefits affects Social Security retirement payments.

Should I Sign Up for Pre-Tax Benefits?
By Bob Skladany

Around this time of the year, we get reminders to sign up for benefits at the office. Some benefits are paid with pre-tax dollars instead of after-tax dollars. What does that mean, and what are the consequences of pre-tax deductions and contributions?

Real Relief
In these uncertain economic times, AARP and the AARP Foundation stand ready to help you stay focused on your long-term financial goals while providing you with immediate solutions and assistance.

5 Quick Résumé Fixes
By Bob Skladany

Apply these final touches to target your résumé for the specific job you want.

What to Do If You've Lost Your Job
By AARP Education & Outreach

Use this checklist for suggestions on immediate steps to take along with longer-term ideas for dealing with unemployment.

What to Do if Your Former Employer Goes Bankrupt
By AARP Education & Outreach

If your former employer goes bankrupt, it could affect two important benefits that you might have: defined benefit pension plan benefits and retiree health benefits.