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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Hello, @EricaS364072, Thank you for your question and I’d like to start by saying my thoughts and support are with you during this tough time. I hope that on the other side of this pandemic that your business thrives in ways that you never imagined. ...
MartinBooker 04-30-2020 11:20 AM
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Hello @BeckyC932328, Thank you for your question. When it comes to debt consolidation, the two things to consider are organizing the debt and lowering the amount of interest you will pay on the debt. A consolidation can help with both of these for su...
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Hello Michael (@Michael2021),    Thank you for responding and this is a good point that you make.    Your budget is used to proactively guide how much you will spend per category and the hard work is sticking to your budget after you make it. As you ...
MartinBooker 04-27-2020 11:10 AM
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During the uncertainty of COVID-19, many people are concerned about their finances or continuing to pay off their current debt. One thing to consider when it comes to debt during these uncertain times is should you accelerate debt payoff. Right now, ...
MartinBooker 04-23-2020 02:56 PM
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MartinBooker 04-23-2020 02:54 PM
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Hello, @EricaS364072, Thank you for your question and I’d like to start by saying my thoughts and support are with you during this tough time. I hope that on the other side of this pandemic that your business thrives in ways that you never imagined. ...
MartinBooker 04-30-2020 11:20 AM
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Hello @BeckyC932328, Thank you for your question. When it comes to debt consolidation, the two things to consider are organizing the debt and lowering the amount of interest you will pay on the debt. A consolidation can help with both of these for su...
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Hello Michael (@Michael2021),    Thank you for responding and this is a good point that you make.    Your budget is used to proactively guide how much you will spend per category and the hard work is sticking to your budget after you make it. As you ...
MartinBooker 04-27-2020 11:10 AM
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During the uncertainty of COVID-19, many people are concerned about their finances or continuing to pay off their current debt. One thing to consider when it comes to debt during these uncertain times is should you accelerate debt payoff. Right now, ...
MartinBooker 04-23-2020 02:56 PM
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MartinBooker 04-23-2020 02:54 PM
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Hello, @EricaS364072, Thank you for your question and I’d like to start by saying my thoughts and support are with you during this tough time. I hope that on the other side of this pandemic that your business thrives in ways that you never imagined. ...
MartinBooker 04-30-2020 11:20 AM
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Hello @BeckyC932328, Thank you for your question. When it comes to debt consolidation, the two things to consider are organizing the debt and lowering the amount of interest you will pay on the debt. A consolidation can help with both of these for su...
MartinBooker 04-28-2020 09:10 AM
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Hello Michael (@Michael2021),    Thank you for responding and this is a good point that you make.    Your budget is used to proactively guide how much you will spend per category and the hard work is sticking to your budget after you make it. As you ...
MartinBooker 04-27-2020 11:10 AM
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During the uncertainty of COVID-19, many people are concerned about their finances or continuing to pay off their current debt. One thing to consider when it comes to debt during these uncertain times is should you accelerate debt payoff. Right now, ...
MartinBooker 04-23-2020 02:56 PM
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