- Daily News for Senior Citizens

  FRONT PAGE Aging • Health • Alzheimer's - Mental • Nutrition • Medicare & Medicaid Politics  • Fitness  • Social Security • Alerts • Sex Health • Features • Retirement  Elder Care  >Search  >Senior Links


Senior Journal: Today's News and Information for Senior Citizens & Baby Boomers

More Senior Citizen News and Information Than Any Other Source -

• Go to more on Politics for Senior Citizens or More Senior News on the Front Page


E-mail this page to a friend!

Senior Citizen Politics

New Office of Older Americans in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to be Led by Skip Humphrey

Task is improving the financial decision-making of seniors and preventing unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices targeted at senior citizens

Hubert H. 'Skip' Humphrey IIIOct. 19, 2011 - The newly established Office of Older Americans in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has its first leader - Hubert H. (“Skip”) Humphrey III. The former Attorney General of Minnesota has worked on behalf of senior citizens as president of the Minnesota AARP and was recently on the AARP’s national board.

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act directs the CFPB to create an office within the agency to address the needs of older Americans, defined as those 62 and over. This office is tasked with improving the financial decision-making of seniors and preventing unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices targeted at seniors.


Related Stories


Senate Committee to Hear About Seniors Hit Hard by Recession from NCOA

Hearing to Focus on Aftermath of Recession on Older Adults and Ways to Provide Economic Assistance

Oct. 17, 2011

Gerontology Experts Hit Washington to Stump for Senior Issues, Funding

Gerontological Society organizes first Take Action Week to push funding for aging research; renewal of Older Americans Act

Sept. 27, 2011

> Politics for Senior Citizens
> Medicare
> Medicare Drug Program


The central mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans - whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products.

 “I am honored and excited to bring my experience in consumer protection and my work with seniors to the CFPB to help educate seniors about fair practices and how to make financial decisions that are right for them,” said Humphrey. “A well informed consumer is the best protection against fraud and deceptive practices – especially if that knowledge is backed up by tough regulatory enforcement.”

Skip Humphrey, 69, is the son of former Vice President and U.S. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr.

“As baby boomers join the ranks of the retired, their hard-earned savings should help them realize opportunities, not serve as the target of deception and fraud,” noted Raj Date, the Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the CFPB.

“Skip’s experience as a state Attorney General and state Senator, and his work with seniors in his home state of Minnesota as well as on the national front, make him a perfect fit to lead the Office of Older Americans.”

Seniors have been hit hard by the economic crisis. Even if they planned well, they’ve seen their retirement savings and home equity shrink. Making it worse is the growing epidemic of elder financial abuse that puts their savings and homes at risk.

The Office of Older Americans will help seniors navigate these financial challenges by:

   ● Educating and engaging seniors about their financial choices in the area of long-term savings, retirement planning, and long-term care;

   ● Reaching out to and coordinating with senior groups, law enforcement, financial institutions, and other Federal and state agencies to identify and prevent scams targeting seniors;

   ● Using information from the field along with direct input from seniors to identify trends and bad practices in a timely and effective way; and

   ● Protecting seniors from fraud and deception in financial counseling services.

Skip Humphrey has broad management and policy experience. He served in Minnesota for nearly three decades, as state Senator for 10 years and state Attorney General for 16 years.

After leaving elective office, Mr. Humphrey returned to the private sector where his roles included senior vice-president at Tunheim Partners, a communications and public affairs management company, and teacher and advisor for graduate level courses at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, Law School, and the School of Public Policy.

Mr. Humphrey also served as former State President and national board member of AARP, the nation’s largest consumer senior nonprofit organization.

His public and private sector experience have honed a deeper interest in advancing both protections for older Americans and helping them obtain the necessary skills through consumer education to allow them to protect themselves.

Humphrey has advocated consumer education as an important part of tough, effective enforcement measures. As Attorney General, he initiated broad-ranging educational initiatives that helped reduce crime targeting consumers, especially those who are older and more vulnerable.

For information about the Office of Older Americans and resources to help older Americans and their families, visit:


Financial Relief for Volkswagen Diesel Owners

You may be eligible for money damages if you owned or leased one of these VW, Porsche or Audi vehicles.

In the major scandal of 2015, Volkswagen cheated you and the world. They rigged diesel emission controls so you, nor regulators, would know how much pollution their cars were adding to our environment.

They were caught and have reserved $7.3 billion to help "make it right" with victims.

If you owned or leased one of these vehicles, contact us now.

 Beth Janicek, Board Certified Personal Injury Attorney Janicek Law attorneys are actively pursuing these cases against VW. Do Not Wait...

Janicek Law Firm, PC

Free Consultation

(Call toll free)

1-877-795-3425 or Email

Vehicles Involved

VW Jetta (2009–2015)

VW Jetta SportWagen (2009–2014)

VW Golf (2010-2015)

VW Golf SportWagen (2015)

VW Beetle (2012–2015)

VW Passat (2012-2015)

Audi A3 (2010-2015)

VW Touareg (2009–2016)

Porsche Cayenne (2015)

Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5 Quattro (2016)


Search for more about this topic on

Google Web

Keep up with the latest news for senior citizens, baby boomers


Click to More Senior News on the Front Page




Published by New Tech Media -

Other New Tech Media sites include,,,, etc.