Mike Festa

Five things to know about Social Security

By Mike Festa, AARP Massachusetts State Director Social Security is your money — you earned it through a lifetime of hard work. And like most...
Marrying later in life does have many benefits but at times can also have some additional challenges.

Marrying later in life has considerations younger couples may not face

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer REGION - Being young and in love, many people overlook things that can stress a healthy relationship. Marrying later in...
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Thrifty Thursdays – AARP’s fall financial series

By Mike Festa, State Director AARP Massachusetts AARP is working to ensure you have a brighter and more secure financial future. We provide free tools...
A digital asset is essentially anything that is created and stored online that is uniquely identifiable and possesses value of some kind.

Managing your digital assets is becoming essential for comprehensive estate planning

By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer  REGION - In this digital age, the bulk of our personal and financial resources reside online, from bank accounts, savings...
Setbacks in the stock market during a recession are usually temporary, so investors should stick to their long-term plans and not pull money out of the market.

What you can do if inflation leads to a recession

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - Inflation is on the minds of just about everyone these days. But could it get even worse? Is...
Your chances statistically of being audited by the IRS are not likely―roughly 0.3% or 3 in 1,000.

Should you worry about being audited by the IRS?

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION – Being audited by the IRS is high on the list of things that many Americans dread.  It’s a fearsome...
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AARP helping to make sense of money matters in March

By Mike Festa, AARP Massachusetts State Director With a new year and tax season upon us, a lot of us start to think about money...
Borrowers over the age of fifty make up almost a quarter of the current debt owed.

Properly managing student loan debt is even more important for older borrowers

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer REGION - Student loan debt is a heavy burden for people of all ages. But did you know that borrowers...
Traits that make a good executor are someone who is trustworthy, organized, empathetic, fair and unbiased, and dependable.

Organization a key trait to being a good executor

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer REGION - The role of an executor for a someone’s estate holds a lot of responsibility. It is important for...