Chase Unveils Enhanced Web Site to Empower Consumers
Chase Clear & Simplesm features interactive financial literacy guide for AARP members and all 50-plus consumers
Wilmington, Del. - Expanding its commitment to educate and empower consumers, Chase Card Services, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. [NYSE:JPM], unveiled today an enhanced version of its popular Web site Chase Clear sm Simplesm with new tools to help customers manage their accounts, tips to avoid unwanted fees and information to support their financial success.
Through its relationship with AARP, Chase worked to create interactive tools, calculators, worksheets and other financial literacy resources for consumers 50 years of age and older. The resources are available at www.chaseclearandsimple.com/aarp.
The site features a new interactive financial literacy guide “50 Ways to Love Your Money” that was developed in collaboration with AARP Financial and Visa. This free guide is designed to help people age 50 and over successfully manage their finances and includes an introduction by renowned personal finance expert Jean Chatzky.
“We are constantly thinking of new interactive tools and resources to help our customers better meet their financial challenges,” said Mark Conces, general manager, Chase Card Services. “With our enhanced clear and simple approach and new financial guide, we are working to empower consumers aged 50+ with useful tools and information.”
“AARP members are balancing a lot of different priorities - from paying everyday bills to planning for the future. This guide will provide members with financial information and tools they can trust,” said Richard Hisey, president of AARP Financial. “It supports AARP’s emphasis on education and responsible use of credit, which is especially important during tough and confusing economic times.”
The online version of “50 Ways to Love Your Money” offers helpful tips on a wide variety of topics including saving and budgeting, using credit and debit cards, monitoring credit reports, and managing debt. A few of the 50 tips for those 50+ include:
* #8 Question Your Needs and Wants: Asking yourself some simple questions can help you understand the difference between what you need and what you want. Armed with this information, you’ll do a better job building a budget that lets you live well within your means - something particularly important when planning for retirement and fixed incomes. “50 Ways to Love Your Money” provides guidelines on how much should go toward different expenses based on age, and a monthly budgeting worksheet.
* #21 Make No Mistakes: Over 13 million people a year find inaccuracies on their credit reports. Do you know what is in yours? The “50 Ways” guide provides a sample credit report and instructions on what to look for and how to get errors corrected.
* #46 Cleaning Your Financial House: You can’t predict life events, but you can plan for them. Take steps to protect you and your family by getting your financial house in order. It will give you some breathing room when you most need it. Organize you financial life and let your children or trustees know where important documents are kept.
For all 50 tips along with other tools, calculators, and financial information to help consumers at any life stage improve their financial future, visit www.chaseclearandsimple.com/aarp.
About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The company has about 157 million credit cards issued. Under the Chase and JPMorgan brands, the firm serves millions of consumers and businesses in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients. Information about the firm is available at www.jpmorganchase.com
About AARP Financial, Inc.
Founded in 2005, AARP Financial Inc. is a wholly owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Financial Inc. is dedicated to helping people age 50 and over prepare for a more secure financial future by offering access to products and services designed to meet their retirement needs. AARP Financial offers a carefully chosen array of investment products and guidance, including mutual funds from AARP Financial, designed to meet the needs of investors at any life stage; auto and home insurance through The Hartford; credit cards through Chase; life insurance and lifetime income annuities through New York Life; and mobile home and motorcycle insurance through Foremost. Visit us at www.aarpfinancial.com for more information.
While AARP endorses the services provided by AARP Financial Inc., AARP does not offer financial products or services itself and cannot recommend that you or any specific individual should purchase any particular product or service. AARP Financial Inc. is a registered investment adviser and a subsidiary of AARP.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world’s largest-circulation magazine with over 34.5 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP’s 40 million members and Americans 50+; AARP Segunda Juventud, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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