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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Off-Label Drugs

Studies are rarely done to see if off-label drugs match FDA-approved medicines in effectiveness or if there are additional side effects. David Cavalla, author of the 2014 book Off-Label Prescribing: Justifying Unapproved Medicine, is a critic of the practice. “While the regulatory authorities are very strict about the manufacturing standards

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URL: https://www.aarp.org/health/drugs-supplements/info-2019/off-label-drug-use.html

Looking for instructions on a game or how to turn

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I STILL am not able to play any AARP games at all ever since May 14, 2019. So I am not concerned about turning music on or off or instructions on a game. I have requested information on when the games will return and how I can access them 2-3 times (at least), and I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY REPLY!! Will I ever get an answer?

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• Actived: 2 days ago

New Tax Law May Make Paying Down Mortgage Popular - AARP

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If you don't fully pay off your mortgage, your monthly payment will not decline. This statement is true, but it's not the full picture. Because a much greater proportion of the monthly payment is going toward principal as you pay down your mortgage, the mortgage is paid off much sooner and you still save the interest payments.

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/money/investing/info-2018/tax-law-pay-down-mortgage.html
• Actived: 1 year ago

Couple Debates Paying Off Their Mortgage Early

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En español | Is the key to a secure retirement a paid-off mortgage? That was the question Dawn Anderson, a math tutor in Charlottesville, Virginia, and her partner, builder Stuart Squire, had for me. Their combined income of $200,000 makes the $2,367 monthly payment on their new townhome easy to

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/money/credit-loans-debt/info-2019/mortgage-payoff-debate.html
• Actived: 5 months ago

Can I Switch From My Social Security Benefit to a Spousal

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• URL: https://www.aarp.org/retirement/social-security/questions-answers/switch-social-security-spousal.html
• Category:  Health
• Actived: 1 year ago

Why Delaying Social Security Benefits Until 70 May Be

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I want to be clear here: Saving more is also great. But delaying when you stop working and when you start living off your savings can really shore up your retirement security. If you’re in a job you enjoy, now is the time to think through what skills you might need to add, or polish, to make you a valued employee through your 60s.

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/retirement/planning-for-retirement/info-2018/social-security-suze-orman.html
• Actived: 2 days ago

5 Facts You Should Know About Long-Term Care Insurance

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5. Speed and smart shopping pay off. If you want insurance, start looking in your 50s or early 60s, before premiums rise sharply or worsening health rules out robust coverage. “Every year you delay, it will be more expensive,” Olson says. Initial premiums at age 65, for example, are 8 to 10 percent higher than those for new customers who

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/financial-legal/info-2018/long-term-care-insurance-fd.html
• Category:  Health,  Insurance
• Actived: 1 year ago

Myth Buster: Should you let hot food cool before - AARP

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Myth: Hot food will spoil if refrigerated before cooling to room temperature. Facts: Just the opposite. Give your fridge some credit. It’s designed to chill food and keep it cold. It can even protect you from getting sick, so there’s no need to be shy about letting it do its job. “Time plus

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/home-garden/housing/info-02-2010/myth_buster_should_you_let_hot_food_cool_before_refrigerating_.html
• Category:  Credit
• Actived: 9 years ago

Student Loans, Debt Repayment and Retirement - AARP

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If you qualify, your loans could be written off entirely, but you will have to provide annual documentation about your income to federal authorities. Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, the Money Coach, is a personal finance expert, television and radio personality, and regular contributor to AARP.org. You can follow her on Twitter and on Facebook.

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/money/credit-loans-debt/info-2017/student-loans-debt-repayment-retirement.html
• Actived: 2 years ago

Should You Take a Voluntary Layoff at Midlife?

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Look at your fears with eyes wide open to see where the risks are and how you can mitigate them. Don’t dismiss the idea of volunteering to go before reflecting on whether it would work for you. Sometimes, getting laid off is the best next step. Caroline Ceniza-Levine is a career expert with SixFigureStart®.

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/work/working-at-50-plus/info-2017/should-you-ever-volunteer-for-a-layoff.html
• Actived: 5 years ago

Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage Plan - Which is Best

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En español l Medicare Advantage plan? I've heard both described as insurance that is "supplemental" to Medicare. Q. What's the difference between a medigap plan and a A. There are very big differences between these two types of insurance, although both are options for people with Medicare

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-09-2010/ask_ms_medicare__question_87.html
• Category:  Insurance
• Actived: 5 years ago

Why You May Not Qualify for Unemployment Benefits - AARP

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En español | If you've lost your job — whether you've been laid off or fired — you'll probably want to collect unemployment benefits.. It can be a hassle to file a claim, and you may feel a twinge of embarrassment, but get over it. This benefit can help you stay financially secure during your job search.

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/work/job-hunting/info-2015/unemployment-benefits-eligibility.html
• Actived: 4 days ago

How Social Security Benefits Are Calculated

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As an example, if your PIA worked out at $1,000, it would be discounted down to $750 if you took benefits at the earliest possible age, 62. If you decided to go for your maximum possible benefit and put off collecting until age 70, your monthly payment would be $1,320. You can learn more from this Social Security pamphlet.

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/retirement/social-security/info-2016/how-social-security-calculates-benefits.html
• Actived: 2 days ago

Technology, Gadgets For Seniors Aging In Place - AARP

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It's time to take two blue pills and one yellow pill"). Once the medicine is taken, the person either says "reminder off" or touches it to turn it off. 3. Philips Lifeline With AutoAlert. Who uses it: Telling her parents they needed an emergency button "was a hard conversation to have," says Susan Morrell, 50. "Nobody likes to admit they're

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/home-family/personal-technology/info-2014/is-this-the-end-of-the-nursing-home.html
• Actived: 5 years ago

Mortgage Home Loan, to Pay-Off or Not? - AARP

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En español |My husband and I paid off our mortgage years ago. We planned to burn it while toasting our achievement with champagne. But we couldn't get our bank to produce a burnable piece of paper. It filed a document with the county, releasing its claim on our home, and that was that. Burn the

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/money/investing/info-2014/mortgage-pay-off-plan.html
• Actived: 20 days ago

What to Do When You Lose Your Job - AARP

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If you're fired or laid off, most states have a set time you must have worked in order to qualify for unemployment. If you are eligible for benefits, take them. Apply by contacting your state's unemployment insurance agency as soon as you are fired or laid off. Some states permit you to file a claim by telephone or online.

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/work/on-the-job/info-06-2013/what-to-do-after-losing-job.html
• Category:  Online,  Insurance
• Actived: 6 years ago

How To Get A Copy of Statement Award Letter From Social

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• URL: https://www.aarp.org/retirement/social-security/questions-answers/get-copy-of-award-letter.html
• Category:  Health
• Actived: 1 year ago

Can I Collect Social Security From My Ex-Spouse?

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• URL: https://www.aarp.org/retirement/social-security/questions-answers/ex-spouse-social-security.html
• Category:  Health
• Actived: 1 year ago

Should You Use Retirement Savings to Pay Off Debt? - AARP

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Still, there is one time when it probably is a good idea to use retirement money to pay off high-rate credit card debt: It's when you're still working, and can borrow money from an employer-sponsored retirement plan — and then repay the money to yourself without tax consequences.

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/money/credit-loans-debt/info-01-2012/use-retirement-for-debt.html
• Category:  Credit
• Actived: 7 years ago

Which Credit Card Should You Pay Off First? - AARP

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En español | When it comes to credit card payment strategies, it's not always so easy to determine which debt to pay first. Most financial experts will suggest paying off credit cards with the highest interest rates first. See also: Should you use savings to pay off credit card debt? Personally, I

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/money/credit-loans-debt/info-07-2011/credit-card-payoff-first.html
• Category:  Credit
• Actived: 9 days ago

Disposal of Expired, Unused Medications at Drugstores

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CVS Pharmacy kicked off its own drug-collection program in September 2017, and by the end of this month will have installed 750 safe medication disposal bins at stores nationwide and collected more than 175 tons of unwanted meds. Neither CVS nor Walgreens will accept illegal drugs, needles and syringes, inhalers or anything containing mercury.

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/health/drugs-supplements/info-2018/drug-stores-medication-disposal.html
• Actived: 1 year ago

Cutting Your Parents Out of Your Life - Divorce - AARP

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"In my therapy practice, I've seen a significant increase in parents whose adult children have cut them off," says Mark Sichel, author of Healing From Family Rifts and a licensed clinical social worker in Manhattan. San Francisco psychologist Joshua Coleman, Ph.D., received so many requests for help with intergenerational conflict that he

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/relationships/friends-family/info-03-2012/the-stranger-in-your-family.html
• Actived: 5 days ago

Top 10 Scams and Frauds You Can Avoid - AARP

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A scam is a dishonest scheme designed to cheat and con you out of your money. Here are the top 10 scams and frauds you can easily avoid.

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2015/scams-and-frauds-to-avoid.html
• Actived: 2 days ago

How to Get Fit and Make It a Habit - AARP

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Getting in a fitness routine can be as simple as making it super easy to get to your workout. Try packing a gym bag the night before or laying out your workout clothes in the bathroom so they are unavoidable in the morning. Or block off time on your calendar so that your workouts are just another part of your day. Be accountable

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2015/fitness-tips.html
• Actived: 1 months ago

How to Deduct Medical Expenses Under New Tax Law

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En español | The new federal tax law preserves the ability of millions of Americans with high medical expenses to deduct those costs from their returns. For the next two years, all taxpayers can write off health care spending that exceeds 7.5 percent of their income. The fate of this critical

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-2018/medical-deductions-irs-fd.html
• Category:  Health
• Actived: 1 year ago

Card Games You Can Play and Enjoy Online Today

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A full listing of card games that are available today such as Solitaire and Bridge. Find the card game that is best for you and play now for free!

• URL: https://games.aarp.org/category/card
• Actived: 2 days ago

Play the Mahjongg Game: Age of Alchemy from AARP

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Mahjongg: Age of Alchemy is a fun and engaging free online game that uses alchemic symbols on the tiles. Match similar tiles until you win this game.

• URL: https://games.aarp.org/games/mahjongg-age-of-alchemy
• Category:  Online
• Actived: 4 days ago

Ask Sid: Does idling waste more gas than turning off and

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Q. Does letting a car idle waste more gas than shutting off and restarting the engine? If so, at what point, time-wise? A. Just 10 seconds of idling uses as much gas as restarting your car, according to the California Energy Commission Consumer Energy Center, which recommends you shut off your car

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-05-2009/ask_sid_saving_gas_.html
• Actived: 10 years ago

What to Say to a Dying Friend, Someone Who's Sick

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“Instead, say, ‘Can I bring a casserole by Thursday?’ or drop off a gift card for a massage or dinner at a local restaurant.” Do be careful about saying, “I’ll pray for you” If you both belong to the same church or synagogue, and you know religion is an important part of a friend or acquaintance’s life, that’s one thing.

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/info-2018/terminal-illness-friend-advice.html
• Actived: 1 year ago

Can I Start Spousal Benefits and Claim My Own Social

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• URL: https://www.aarp.org/retirement/social-security/questions-answers/spousal-benefits-until-70.html
• Category:  Health
• Actived: 1 year ago

Social Security When A Spouse Dies - A Guide To Survivor

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En español | When a Social Security beneficiary dies, his or her surviving spouse is eligible for survivor benefits. A surviving spouse can collect 100 percent of the late spouse’s benefit if the survivor has reached full retirement age, but the amount will be lower if the deceased spouse claimed

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/retirement/social-security/questions-answers/social-security-spouse-dies.html
• Actived: 1 year ago

Should You Take the Job Offer for Lower Pay? - AARP

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En español | When it comes to reentering the workforce after a bout of unemployment, the reality for many older workers is that they may make less money in their next job. In the recent survey "The Long Road Back: Struggling to Find Work After Unemployment," the AARP Public Policy Institute found

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/work/job-hunting/info-2015/salary-decrease-for-the-job.html
• Actived: 3 days ago

Victim of Age Discrimination? Know the Facts - AARP

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En español | Age discrimination in the workplace persists as a serious and pervasive problem. Charges of age discrimination spiked during the Great Recession. It’s not easy to win if you file a complaint, but there are ways to bolster your case. Read on to learn about the law that protects you

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/work/employee-rights/info-02-2009/age_discrimination_fact_sheet.html
• Actived: 4 years ago

How to Negotiate a Better Severance Package

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How to Get a Better Severance Package If you've lost your job, keep your head and get your best deal on your way out. by Erik J. Martin, AARP, February 9, 2017 | Comments: 0

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/work/on-the-job/info-2017/how-to-negotiate-better-severance-package.html
• Actived: 2 years ago

Important IRS Tax Tips for Caregivers - AARP

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You can claim a $500 nonrefundable credit for dependents who do not qualify for the child tax credit, including dependents such as elderly parents. Unlike a deduction, which lowers your taxable income, a tax credit is deducted from the taxes you owe. The Internal Revenue Service allows family

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/financial-legal/info-2017/tax-tips-family-caregivers.html
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• Actived: 9 months ago

4 Ways to Get Cash Out of Your House - AARP The Magazine

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"So we paid off what was left of our mortgage and paid $200,000 for a house in Kansas that was much nicer and larger, and lived there mortgage-free." The author of Retire on Less Than You Think, Brock is a fan of moving to less expensive locales in retirement.

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-11-2011/tap-your-house-for-cash.html
• Actived: 1 months ago

What Happens to Credit Cards When Your Spouse Dies

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On the other hand, Cheng points out that cutting off credit to people who have died is a valid fraud prevention measure. “There are a lot of thieves that steal dead people’s identity,” she says. Also of Interest. 60% of Americans Lack Will or Estate Planning; Join the Discussion

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/money/credit-loans-debt/info-2018/debt-after-death.html
• Category:  Credit
• Actived: 1 year ago

Less Common For Retirees to Pay off Mortgages

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Traditionally, homeowners looked forward to paying off their mortgage before retirement and living out their golden years without the heavy burden of a monthly house payment. But that scenario is becoming less common, according to a recent survey. The survey, "Retirement and Mortgages," by

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/money/credit-loans-debt/info-2018/retired-paying-off-mortgage-fd.html
• Actived: 1 year ago

Hip Fracture Survival and Recovery - AARP The Magazine

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The statistics put Jackson in a select minority: those who not only survive a hip fracture but thrive after one. Of the 300,000 Americans 65 or older who fracture a hip each year, 20 to 30 percent will die within 12 months, and "many more will experience significant functional loss," according to a 2009 study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-10-2011/hip-fractures-survival.html
• Actived: 3 days ago

Can I Collect Social Security From My Deceased Spouse And

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• URL: https://www.aarp.org/retirement/social-security/questions-answers/survivor-and-retirement-benefits.html
• Category:  Health
• Actived: 1 year ago

Advantages of Cruising to Alaska During the Off-Season

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En español | In early April, the Inside Passage starts to awaken. Migrating whales begin to arrive from Hawaii, while hungry bears shake off hibernation and search the shoreline for food. It's also the start of Alaska's quieter — but increasingly popular — spring cruise season.

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/travel/vacation-ideas/cruises/info-2019/alaska-cruise-during-off-season.html
• Actived: 5 days ago

Can You Stop Collecting Social Security And Go Back To Work?

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• URL: https://www.aarp.org/retirement/social-security/questions-answers/stop-ss-to-work.html
• Category:  Health
• Actived: 1 year ago

Refinancing After 50: When Does It Make Sense? AARP Money C

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You can save a bundle in interest without the added paper work and closing costs by paying off a mortgage early. Even if you have 15 years left on a 30-year, $200,000 mortgage at 6%, you can save nearly $10,000 over the remainder of the loan simply by paying an extra $100 a month.

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/money/credit-loans-debt/info-09-2010/refinancing-options-after-50.html
• Actived: 9 years ago

Should You Go Back to School After 50? - AARP

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That's what happened to Mary Donahue, 54, a Washington-based social worker. After being laid off as an administrative assistant in the early 2000s, she went back to school to earn a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and then a master's in social work.

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/work/job-hunting/info-2016/should-you-go-back-to-school-after-50.html
• Category:  Degree
• Actived: 2 years ago

Addressing Aging Skin Issues: Rosacea, Dry Skin, Tags and More

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Hydroquinone, thought to be the gold-standard ingredient, works by increasing the breakdown — and decreasing the production — of melanin pigment. “You can also see great results with prescription-strength retinol, which helps slough off dead skin and lighten spots,” says Jaliman.

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2018/aging-skin-issues-rosacea-dry-skin.html
• Actived: 1 year ago

Great Grocery Discounts And Saving Deals

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The next time you create your grocery list, make sure to fill your cart with goodies from a store that offers discounts off your grocery bill. You don’t even have to be a coupon clipper to take advantage of most of these deals. Several grocery chains offer shoppers age 50 and over savings between

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-2017/grocery-delivery-coupons-fd.html
• Actived: 2 years ago

Survey Finds Many Millennials Regret Taking Student Loans

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En español | If they had it to do over again, the vast majority of millennials who have had or still have college loan debt would change one or more major choices they made when they began school, according to a new nationwide survey. Some would even have forgone the education. Boomers who took out

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/money/credit-loans-debt/info-2019/millennial-regrets.html
• Actived: 9 months ago

Medicare Coverage Under Spouse’s Employer - AARP

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When your spouse retires —or gets laid off or otherwise stops working for this employer — you will then be entitled to a special enrollment period to sign up. This period lasts for up to eight months after employer coverage comes to an end. You are leaving AARP.org and going to the website of our trusted provider. The provider’s terms

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-08-2009/ask_ms_medicare_question_64.html
• Actived: 1 months ago

5 Lifestyle Changes to Help Defend Against Dementia

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5 Lifestyle Tweaks to Help Ward Off Dementia You can take these simple but important steps starting today. by Shelley Emling, AARP, June 1, 2017 | Comments: 0. Getty Images. Some studies show a link between a solid social network and a low risk of dementia.

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/health/brain-health/info-2017/lifestyle-changes-to-prevent-dementia-fd.html
• Actived: 2 years ago

Rental Car Rip-offs - Avoid Fees - Scam Alert - AARP

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You know the routine. After a frenzied flight, you scurry to the car rental counter eager to claim your ride and get on the road to summer vacation. "Initial here, sign there," the clerk tells you, as other customers wait impatiently behind you. But before you take up the pen, here's a heads-up

• URL: https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-06-2011/rental-car-rip-offs-scam-alert.html
• Actived: 6 days ago

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