Tell us about yourself:
Martin Booker is a member of AARP’s financial resilience team, leading financial education initiatives focused on social security, budgeting and investing. Before joining AARP, Martin worked in the non-profit sector where he developed a passion for helping people improve their money habits. He has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Connecticut and earned a Certificate in Financial Planning at Georgetown University.
Area of knowledge and what I know well:
Personal Finance- Budgeting, Credit, Savings and Investing.
Certificates/Awards
Certification in Financial Planning educational requirement
09/2017
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A good first sign that you need to get serious about managing your debt is if you feel stressed thinking about your debts.   Another sign that your debt may be getting out of hand is how reliant you are on credit cards. Don’t confuse that with “you c...
MartinBooker 10-11-2021 08:55 AM
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AARP Money Map offers an opportunity to organize your day-to-day finances while creating clear plans of action for various financial challenges. From your dashboard, you can get assistance with unplanned expenses, debt management, build a budget and ...
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Throughout the process of debt management, there are certain actions and terms that will be helpful to know. To start this series, let’s ground ourselves in some of the important terms that would be good to know during your debt management journey: L...
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This is an excellent question, @AARPLynne! There are many factors that a person should consider when they have to find the balance between prioritizing debt reduction and savings. In most cases we are told to pay off our debt first and then begin bui...
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There will be times when debt has become high and the only plan is to manage debt successfully until we’re able to find the means to truly tackle debt reduction. Here are some instances when this must be done: There isn’t enough margin to make additi...
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A good first sign that you need to get serious about managing your debt is if you feel stressed thinking about your debts.   Another sign that your debt may be getting out of hand is how reliant you are on credit cards. Don’t confuse that with “you c...
MartinBooker 10-11-2021 08:55 AM
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AARP Money Map offers an opportunity to organize your day-to-day finances while creating clear plans of action for various financial challenges. From your dashboard, you can get assistance with unplanned expenses, debt management, build a budget and ...
MartinBooker 10-08-2021 07:46 AM
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Throughout the process of debt management, there are certain actions and terms that will be helpful to know. To start this series, let’s ground ourselves in some of the important terms that would be good to know during your debt management journey: L...
MartinBooker 10-04-2021 02:46 PM
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This is an excellent question, @AARPLynne! There are many factors that a person should consider when they have to find the balance between prioritizing debt reduction and savings. In most cases we are told to pay off our debt first and then begin bui...
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There will be times when debt has become high and the only plan is to manage debt successfully until we’re able to find the means to truly tackle debt reduction. Here are some instances when this must be done: There isn’t enough margin to make additi...
MartinBooker 03-19-2021 11:28 AM
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A good first sign that you need to get serious about managing your debt is if you feel stressed thinking about your debts.   Another sign that your debt may be getting out of hand is how reliant you are on credit cards. Don’t confuse that with “you c...
MartinBooker 10-11-2021 08:55 AM
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AARP Money Map offers an opportunity to organize your day-to-day finances while creating clear plans of action for various financial challenges. From your dashboard, you can get assistance with unplanned expenses, debt management, build a budget and ...
MartinBooker 10-08-2021 07:46 AM
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Throughout the process of debt management, there are certain actions and terms that will be helpful to know. To start this series, let’s ground ourselves in some of the important terms that would be good to know during your debt management journey: L...
MartinBooker 10-04-2021 02:46 PM
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This is an excellent question, @AARPLynne! There are many factors that a person should consider when they have to find the balance between prioritizing debt reduction and savings. In most cases we are told to pay off our debt first and then begin bui...
MartinBooker 03-24-2021 12:06 PM
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There will be times when debt has become high and the only plan is to manage debt successfully until we’re able to find the means to truly tackle debt reduction. Here are some instances when this must be done: There isn’t enough margin to make additi...
MartinBooker 03-19-2021 11:28 AM
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