Retired Indiana Public Employees Association - Working for your retirement

‘Tis the Season...

It’s a generous time of the year. A time when we give gifts to not only friends and family, but also charities, caregivers and others who provide a service to us. Because our wallets and checkbooks always seem to be wide open, what better time for criminals to try and take advantage of us? The Better Business Bureau warns of several common scams and how you can avoid them this holiday season.

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Giving thanks: Volunteers in Indiana

Indiana has a rich tradition of Hoosiers working together to aid individuals and communities in need. While volunteerism is by no means age specific, retirement provides many people who never had the time before a chance to serve.

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November is National Family Caregivers Month

According to AARP, there are 40 million Americans who are caring for an aging parent, spouse, adult child with disabilities or other loved one. In Indiana, some 840,000 caregivers devote 779 million hours of care to their family member or friend. Needless to say, our caregivers need support.

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'Tis the Season to Check Out Holiday Markets

Holiday markets are popping up all over Indiana. Here’s a look at a sampling from around our state. Remember, your RIPEA membership includes travel discounts on rental cars, dining, hotels and more! Check out our Membership Benefits page for details.

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5 Ways to Help You Avoid a Scary Retirement

Enter any super or party store this time of year and you’ll no doubt find a couple aisles stocked with Halloween costumes. Classic characters such as vampires, witches and werewolves are certainly favorite wardrobe choices among trick-or-treaters. But, if we’re being completely honest, this fictional getup is far from spooky when compared to real-life frights, like retirement.

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Should you be eating that? Choosing Healthy Foods As You Get Older

Part of getting older means our bodies have a tougher time at absorbing the health benefits of food. Poor nutrition can weaken your immune system, decrease your energy and negatively affect your mental health. For these reasons and more, it’s important for us to choose foods that contain the following nutrients during snack and meal times.

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Scenic Indiana Road Trips To Take This Fall

Scenic Indiana Road Trips To Take This Fall
It is official, autumn is here! Which means leaves all over the Hoosier state will begin changing from bright green to vibrant yellow, red and rich orange colors. It’s the combination of this fall foliage and Indiana’s landscape that make this time of year so beautiful.

So, make time to relish Indiana’s autumn scenery and take advantage of your RIPEA membership car rental and travel discounts.

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Top Pre-retirement & Retirement Books for Hoosiers

Here’s a list of books to help you live out your golden years to the fullest courtesy of John Galloway, RIPEA Board Member.

You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think – The 5 Money Secrets of the Happiest Retirees
By: Wes Moss found on WesMoss.com.
Do you dream of retiring from your 9-to-5 job at 60 or even sooner? Well, you’re not alone because many Hoosiers have this on their mind. The thing is, how can you afford to clock out early and still enjoy your retirement years? Financial planner and author of this book, Wes Moss, researched and studied thousands of happy retirees and uncovered 5 simple financial habits—and 18 traits—that will help guide you on the path to early retirement.

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3 Wonderful Things To Do In Retirement (#1 May Surprise You)

According to a 2014 Gallup poll, the average age at which U.S. retirees reported retiring is 62. As many Hoosiers approach this age, they find themselves questioning what retirement will be like. Those who have already made the transition might find themselves reflecting on their retirement thus far.

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5 Ways Aging Hoosiers Can Protect Their Eyesight

Is your vision becoming a bit hazy as you age? Trouble with night driving and needing a brighter light while reading are things many older people can relate to. The National Institute on Aging provides valuable information on common eye problems you may experience as you age and lists steps you can take to protect your eyesight. Below are five precautions.

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