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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Expenses to watch out for during the holidays: Gifts that have a reoccurring expense- Giving and getting items that require a subscription or additional purchases can add up and become a financial obligation that someone didn’t expect Items that you ...
MartinBooker 11-13-2020 02:04 PM
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Things to consider before opening an item that could be regifted: I remember leaving a bluetooth speaker boxed for months following Christmas because I kept saying “I probably won’t use this and I can regift it”. In June of 2020 I began spending much...
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Holidays can become a costly time of year. Here are a few tips on ways to save during the holidays: Food- If you want to save money, it could be helpful to host a potluck instead of preparing the entire meal. Also, shopping for sales can be helpful t...
MartinBooker 11-11-2020 09:41 AM
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One great thing about the holidays is that they arrive around the same time every year. We can plan our finances ahead of time so that we don't "break the bank" when it's time to celebrate. Some of the costs to consider when we think about the holida...
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Great point @2Papa ! Which could lead to another point: While the holidays will lack travel and big gatherings due to the pandemic, we have to be careful to not overcompensate with gift giving. In many cases, we may try to go above and beyond, becaus...
MartinBooker 11-05-2020 01:03 PM
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Expenses to watch out for during the holidays: Gifts that have a reoccurring expense- Giving and getting items that require a subscription or additional purchases can add up and become a financial obligation that someone didn’t expect Items that you ...
MartinBooker 11-13-2020 02:04 PM
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Things to consider before opening an item that could be regifted: I remember leaving a bluetooth speaker boxed for months following Christmas because I kept saying “I probably won’t use this and I can regift it”. In June of 2020 I began spending much...
MartinBooker 11-12-2020 05:06 PM
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Holidays can become a costly time of year. Here are a few tips on ways to save during the holidays: Food- If you want to save money, it could be helpful to host a potluck instead of preparing the entire meal. Also, shopping for sales can be helpful t...
MartinBooker 11-11-2020 09:41 AM
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One great thing about the holidays is that they arrive around the same time every year. We can plan our finances ahead of time so that we don't "break the bank" when it's time to celebrate. Some of the costs to consider when we think about the holida...
MartinBooker 11-05-2020 02:13 PM
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Great point @2Papa ! Which could lead to another point: While the holidays will lack travel and big gatherings due to the pandemic, we have to be careful to not overcompensate with gift giving. In many cases, we may try to go above and beyond, becaus...
MartinBooker 11-05-2020 01:03 PM
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Expenses to watch out for during the holidays: Gifts that have a reoccurring expense- Giving and getting items that require a subscription or additional purchases can add up and become a financial obligation that someone didn’t expect Items that you ...
MartinBooker 11-13-2020 02:04 PM
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Things to consider before opening an item that could be regifted: I remember leaving a bluetooth speaker boxed for months following Christmas because I kept saying “I probably won’t use this and I can regift it”. In June of 2020 I began spending much...
MartinBooker 11-12-2020 05:06 PM
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Holidays can become a costly time of year. Here are a few tips on ways to save during the holidays: Food- If you want to save money, it could be helpful to host a potluck instead of preparing the entire meal. Also, shopping for sales can be helpful t...
MartinBooker 11-11-2020 09:41 AM
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One great thing about the holidays is that they arrive around the same time every year. We can plan our finances ahead of time so that we don't "break the bank" when it's time to celebrate. Some of the costs to consider when we think about the holida...
MartinBooker 11-05-2020 02:13 PM
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Great point @2Papa ! Which could lead to another point: While the holidays will lack travel and big gatherings due to the pandemic, we have to be careful to not overcompensate with gift giving. In many cases, we may try to go above and beyond, becaus...
MartinBooker 11-05-2020 01:03 PM
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