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As the race for the Florida governor's mansion heads into the home stretch, a new AARP survey finds Florida's senior voting bloc looking for straight answers about health care and financial security. Photo credit: Michael Studard.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - With the Florida primary one week from today, Governor Rick Scott has a slight lead over Democratic opponent Charlie Crist, according to a survey released Tuesday by AARP Florida. Of the likely voters polled in the survey, one in five reported they may still change their minds. ...Read More

PHOTO: Social workers are starting to navigate the topic of improving their clients' financial health with an online toolkit first tested in Oregon. Photo credit: Jane M. Sawyer/Morguefile.

EUGENE, Ore. - A new online toolkit that was tested in Oregon is showing social service case managers how to talk about and help improve their clients' personal finances. Groups and agencies that advise lower-income Oregonians about the assistance they need can now also offer options on achieving a ...Read More

PHOTO: State retirees in Washington say their quest to restore benefits trimmed by the Legislature hasn't ended with last week's Supreme Court rulings against them. Photo courtesy of the Retired Public Employees Council of Washington.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington state Supreme Court ruled last week that the Legislature can eliminate cost-of-living adjustments to the pension checks of retired state workers. The Retired Public Employees Council of Washington has said no one is getting rich living on a state pension, which avera ...Read More

PHOTO: A new survey finds Illinois voters over age 50 and older want candidates to start talking about how to improve their financial security. Photo credit: Ivan Melenchon Serrano/Morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Ahead of the upcoming midterm elections, a new report finds Illinois voters aged 50 and over want candidates to start talking about how to improve their financial security. Heather Heppner, associate state director of AARP Illinois, says their survey finds older Illinoisans stil ...Read More

PHOTO: Missouri food banks serve nearly 1.2 million people each year, according to a new study from Feeding America and the Missouri Food Bank Association. Photo courtesy of Missouri Food Bank Association.

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The face of hunger in Missouri may not be what many picture it to be, according to a new study which aims to show just how deep the problem runs in the state. Monica Palmer, communications manager with the Missouri Food Bank Association, says the Hunger in America report breaks many ...Read More

PHOTO: According to Feeding America's new Hunger in America 2014 report, one in seven Americans depends on food bank assistance, while one in five U.S. households served by Feeding America food banks has at least one member who has served in the military. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. - A new report issued by Feeding America lends new insight into the breadth of hunger issues across the U.S., and how close hunger comes to many Americans. The report indicates one in seven Americans currently turns to a food bank for help, and of those who go to a food bank, abou ...Read More

PHOTO: Thirty percent of those who seek assistance from the Food Bank of Northern Nevada have a military connection, according to a new study. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

RENO, Nev. - A new report out this week shows about a third of the clients at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada are either veterans or currently serving in the U.S. military. Jocelyn Lantrip, director of marketing at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, partnered with the nonprofit organization Feeding ...Read More

A new survey from AARP Pennsylvania reveals voters age 50 and older have a number of economic concerns ahead of this year's midterm elections. Photo courtesy of Charles Rondeau.

PHILADELPHIA - A new election-year poll of likely voters in Pennsylvania aged 50 and older reveals many are concerned about having enough money down the road, and want candidates to focus on improving their economic security. The survey, conducted by AARP Pennsylvania, shows six in 10 worry about h ...Read More

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