Survey Identifies Common Traits in Victims of Investment Fraud

With Americans losing tens of billions of dollars annually to investment fraud schemes, what mindsets and behaviors are common among those who fall victim? A new survey by the AARP Fraud Watch Network  finds that the most susceptible typically exhibit an unusually high degree of confidence in unregulated investments and tend to trade more actively than the general investor population.  More of the investment scam victims also reported that they value wealth accumulation as a significant measure of success in …

Fight Fraud – Shred Instead

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Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft and other types of scams.  Last year alone, 13.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft.  That’s one person victimized every two seconds! Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft.  One way to do this is to dispose of your personal information securely.  That is why AARP New Hampshire and Bank of New Hampshire have teamed up to offer six shred-a-thons at these …

Medicare Vouchers: A Bad Idea for Granite Staters

AARP New Hampshire State Director Todd Fahey highlights why Medicare vouchers are not the right fix.  Here’s why: Proposals to turn Medicare into a voucher system would take health care in precisely the wrong direction – pushing up costs for current and future retirees — and eroding protections that Americans have earned through many years of hard work and taxes.  Yet, in a short-sighted attempt to save money, vouchers are being promoted on Capitol Hill as an answer to rising …

Medicare is a Promise We Need to Keep

At AARP, we believe Medicare is a deal with the American people that must not be broken. Thankfully, President Trump repeatedly said during his historic campaign that he would not allow changes to this popular program.  “I am going to protect and save your Social Security and your Medicare,” he told voters. “You made a deal a long time ago. “ Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting on Congress …

A Christmas Carol Returns to The Palace

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You’ll be saying “Humbug” too if you miss Scrooge and Tiny Tim in this holiday classic. The Palace Theatre  tradition continues with Charles Dickens’ classic story of Scrooge and Tiny Tim.  And AARP members and their guests receive a $10 per Adult ticket discount.  The discounted performances of A Christmas Carol will be held December 2 through December 23 at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street, in downtown Manchester.  Performances will be held at both 2:00 and 7:30 pm. Known …

Free Tax Assistance Offered Through AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

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AARP Foundation provides free tax assistance, preparation, and filing for New Hampshire taxpayers with low to moderate incomes through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation There are more than 5,000 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers, and senior centers. There’s no fee and no sales pitch for other services.  To find a location in New Hampshire, use our course locator. We also offer online …

AARP Financial Security Resources and Tools

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AARP is working to ensure you have the resources and tools you need to take charge of your future by offering free and unbiased information as you work, plan, and save for the real possibility of long-term financial security. Following are free tools and resources to help you get started, based on the following Categories: Credit Card Debt; Social Security; Retirement Planning; Work and Encore Entrepreneurship Resources; and Work and Jobs.  CALCULATORS AARP offers a variety of free and easy …

Enter our Caregiving Video Contest and Sweepstakes!

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In honor of November as National Family Caregivers Month, Create the Good from AARP is sponsoring a unique way to nominate and honor a caregiver. We’re sponsoring 25 Days, 25 Ways to Care, a contest and sweepstakes in which you create and submit a short video of your favorite caregiver. The award is a $2,500 donation to a charity of the caregiver’s choice! To enter the 25 Days, 25 Ways to Care contest and sweepstakes, participants nominate an individual who does …

AARP is Recruiting Volunteer Activists for its Capital City Task Force

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New Hampshire is one of the oldest states in the country and there’s a lot of work to do to serve AARP members, their families, and the general public.  That’s why AARP New Hampshire is recruiting volunteer activists from across the state to work on a variety of legislative issues – throughout 2017 and beyond – and become a member of our Capital City Task Force. The Capital City Task Force is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers interested …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Looking for Volunteers

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The AARP Foundation is looking for interested individuals to volunteer this tax season!  Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older, during the tax season. Last year, 274 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 19,318 people file their federal and state tax returns. The program is offered at approximately 49 sites in New Hampshire including senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations.  Nationally, Tax-Aide …