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Indiana Travel Ideas for the Young At Heart

The Hoosier state has a lot to offer vacation wise. Here are some ideas for an Indiana getaway! Don’t forget to take advantage of your RIPEA rental car and hotel membership discounts when booking your next trip.

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Tablet, Laptop or Desktop: Which device is a good fit for you?

New technology hits store shelves daily. When shopping for a personal computer it can seem like your options for devices are endless. Here is some information to help you determine whether a tablet, desktop or laptop fits your needs and lifestyle.

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How to Name a Beneficiary for Your Life Insurance Policy

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants defines a beneficiary as the person or entity you name to receive the death benefits of a life insurance policy. Depending on which state you live in there are certain rules you must consider before naming your beneficiary(ies). Information on Indiana insurance laws can be found here.

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World Dignity Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

Former South Bend Mayor Roger Parent (and current RIPEA board member) was in the Peace Corps in 1962 when he was sent to Thailand to teach. And when the Peace Corps needed volunteers to aid in the relief effort there in the months after a 2004 tsunami, Parent returned.

“I was there for six months,” Parent said about the trip to Thailand in the summer of 2005, months after the tsunami, which would set the course for the next 10 years of his life. “I ended up being in charge of a volunteer center.”

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Huh, can you repeat that? Ways To Protect Your Hearing

Getting older means learning to grapple with the effects of aging. Unfortunately, hearing loss is a common one. Although you can’t avoid the inevitable aging process, you can protect your ears from further damage by following these rules.

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Good To Know Tax Tips for Retirees

It’s that time of year again. So, to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of resources that you’ll definitely want to check out.

—  Daily Finance lays out what tax changes you can expect during your golden years.

—  Bankrate.com explains how you can reduce taxes in retirement.

—  Kiplinger points out the most overlooked tax breaks for the newly retired in this slideshow.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Made and Found in Indiana

Valentine’s Day is this Sunday and many Hoosiers wait until the last minute to find that perfect gift, so we’re playing Cupid here at RIPEA. Check out our list of gift ideas that just so happen to be made or found in Indiana. Your sweetie is sure to love them!

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Get Rid of Your Expired Medications

If you haven’t cleaned out your medicine cabinet in quite a while now is the time to do it. According to the FDA, “expired medical products can be less effective or risky due to a change in chemical composition or decrease in potency.”

Here’s your action plan.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Social Security

Social Security can sometimes be complicated for us Hoosiers to understand. So, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to help educate our members.

What is full retirement age? 
Currently, the full benefit age is 66 for people born in 1943-1954, and it will gradually rise to 67 for those born after 1959. Here’s a tool to help you determine what your full retirement age is. 

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Hoosiers Helping Hoosiers

If you’ve ever felt a financial hardship (and really, who hasn’t?), you understand how even a little support can go a long way. The RIPEA Foundation gets it too and is dedicated to helping RIPEA members who are in a pinch. In its 15 years, the RIPEA Foundation has awarded 892 grants for a total of $519,393!

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