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AARP Praises Enactment of bill creating Task Force on Abuse Against Elderly and Disabled

Posted on 05/26/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jabramo/" title="Posts by Jeff Abramo" rel="author">Jeff Abramo</a> | AARP New Jersey |

AARP New Jersey applauds the enactment of legislation which will create the New Jersey Task Force on Abuse Against the Elderly and Disabled. Governor Chris Christie signed the bill on Monday, May 23.  “AARP applauds Governor Christie for signing this important bill into law,” said AARP New Jersey State Director Stephanie Hunsinger. Hunsinger added that “AARP also commends the hard work of the sponsors and supporters of the New Jersey Task Force on Abuse Against the Elderly and Disabled.” The …

Watch Your Wi-Fi

Posted on 04/29/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jabramo/" title="Posts by Jeff Abramo" rel="author">Jeff Abramo</a> | AARP New Jersey |

  On a free public network or even at home, using public Wi-Fi means you’re potentially sharing your credit card numbers, passwords and other personal information with the world, leaving yourself vulnerable to criminals.  With cybercrime costing Americans $800 million last year, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is urging you to Watch Your Wi-Fi.  A new video from AARP highlights the risks. How It Works: You connect to free public Wi-Fi at the gym, a hotel or maybe a coffee …

‘Shred Fest 2016’ Helps New Jersey Consumers Avoid Risk of Identity Theft

Posted on 04/21/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jabramo/" title="Posts by Jeff Abramo" rel="author">Jeff Abramo</a> | AARP New Jersey |

As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP New Jersey is sponsoring “Shred Fest 2016” – a pair of local NJ events to provide free shredding of personal financial documents and other sensitive records. The Shred Fest events will be held on Friday, April 22nd in Harrison and Saturday, April 23rd in Trenton. These two events kick off dozens of Shred Fest 2016 events scheduled for communities nationwide, during Money Smart Week® …

New Jersey women deserve EQUAL pay

Posted on 03/30/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jabramo/" title="Posts by Jeff Abramo" rel="author">Jeff Abramo</a> | AARP New Jersey |

AARP supports a bill (S992) awaiting Gov. Chris Christie’s signature that would tremendously help women facing employment discrimination in pay and benefits. This bi-partisan legislation should be made law to address continuing and persistent gender-based wage discrimination. In 2014, female full-time workers made only 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 21 percent. The gender gap is worse for minority women. In 2012 the median annual earnings of Hispanic women were $28,424, just 54 …

If YOU pay a retirement adviser to advise YOU, YOUR interests should come first!

Posted on 02/11/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jabramo/" title="Posts by Jeff Abramo" rel="author">Jeff Abramo</a> | AARP New Jersey |

As hard as it is for families to ensure a secure future in these difficult economic times, the last thing you need to worry about is whether their financial adviser are looking to increase their own profits at your expense. A current loophole in the law allows financial advisors to do just that, and some have recommended investments carrying higher fees, riskier features, and lower returns to further their own gains. This loophole has cost Americans at least $17 billion …

“IRS” Scam ramping up again as tax season approaches

Posted on 02/3/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jabramo/" title="Posts by Jeff Abramo" rel="author">Jeff Abramo</a> | AARP New Jersey |

NJ residents increasingly report receiving calls in recent days AARP urges caution, encourages sharing of information with neighbors Across New Jersey, residents have been receiving phone calls from scammers claiming to be from the IRS or the US Treasury for a while now. This isn’t necessarily a new scam. But over the last few days, the number and frequency of these calls to New Jersey residents has increased, and it is likely to continue to escalate as we enter tax …

Thank you for protecting our retirement savings, Senator Booker

Posted on 02/2/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jabramo/" title="Posts by Jeff Abramo" rel="author">Jeff Abramo</a> | AARP New Jersey |

Senator Cory Booker is one of a handful in Congress who is fighting tirelessly to protect Americans and their retirement savings. Over the last several months, Senator Booker has helped to save a proposed rule that would make it illegal for financial advisers to give you retirement advice that is not in your best interest. Do you have a 401k, an IRA or have you ever gone to a financial expert for advice? Then this applies to you. Most financial …

Governor Christie, it’s time to give back to caregivers

Posted on 01/15/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jabramo/" title="Posts by Jeff Abramo" rel="author">Jeff Abramo</a> | AARP New Jersey |

These days, there are very few things that both political parties agree on. So, when something receives unanimous bipartisan support in the NJ legislature, it’s worth paying attention to. This week the NJ Assembly unanimously passed legislation to establish a NJ Caregiver Task Force (S2640/A4026). This task force will work to identify the services and supports that are currently available to caregivers and solicit input from family caregivers on where the shortfalls are based on the everyday, real work they …

Governor Christie needs to protect nursing home residents

Posted on 01/13/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jabramo/" title="Posts by Jeff Abramo" rel="author">Jeff Abramo</a> | AARP New Jersey |

We all need to be concerned about the quality of nursing home care. Just about everyone has a loved one who eventually will need nursing home care or will need it themselves. And the record indicates that care in New Jersey nursing homes can benefit from greater oversight. For example, an AARP survey shows that New Jersey ranks 49 out of 50 states in preventing bedsores in nursing homes. Governor Christie is considering whether to sign a bill raising minimum …

Protect yourself from scams when you invest

Posted on 10/30/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jabramo/" title="Posts by Jeff Abramo" rel="author">Jeff Abramo</a> | AARP New Jersey |

We’ve all been scammed. Maybe you receive a phone call. The caller claims to be your credit card company and tells you that your account had been compromised – they asked for your card number and social security number to “access your account.” Next thing you know, they are spending your money on designer handbags. And sometimes, fraud can target things bigger than your credit card. It can threaten your investments, and your financial future. Recently, AARP participated in a …