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Senator Coons Recognizes Tax Day at Local Tax Aide site

Posted on 04/29/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kiapalucci/" title="Posts by Kimberly Iapalucci" rel="author">Kimberly Iapalucci</a> | AARP Delaware |

Newark Senior Center in Newark, DE is home to the largest AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer site. On Friday April 15th, just before official Tax Day, Senator Chris Coons, AARP Delaware State President Rashmi Rangan and AARP State Director Lucretia Young paid a visit to the Tax-Aide volunteers who have helped almost 600 people file their tax returns at the Newark Senior Center. In total, Tax-Aide volunteers of New Castle County have helped file over 3,000 tax returns for Delaware residents. …

IT’S TIME FOR CANDIDATES TO DEBATE SOCIAL SECURITY

Posted on 04/25/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kiapalucci/" title="Posts by Kimberly Iapalucci" rel="author">Kimberly Iapalucci</a> | AARP Delaware |

You wouldn’t know it from most the news coverage. But voters really do want presidential candidates to lay out their plans to keep Social Security financially sound for future generations.   In Delaware, Social Security helps more than 182,000 people pay their bills. It keeps millions in the middle class – and 41,000 above the poverty line. Delaware residents depend on Social Security, and they want it to be there for their children and grandchildren.   They want to know …

AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Scammers

Posted on 04/8/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kiapalucci/" title="Posts by Kimberly Iapalucci" rel="author">Kimberly Iapalucci</a> | AARP Delaware |

        Every Day Behaviors Put Delawareans at Greater Risk  Delaware ranks 6th in the Nation for Fraudulent Activity The AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new digital advertising campaign, featuring a new video and a tip sheet. The Association is also encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services at www.aarp.org./taxaide. AARP is warning Delawareans about two tax scams. An imposter …

FREE SHRED FEST RIGHT AFTER TAX TIME

Posted on 04/6/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kiapalucci/" title="Posts by Kimberly Iapalucci" rel="author">Kimberly Iapalucci</a> | AARP Delaware |

Have your sensitive documents safely shredded Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen in America. Consumers also reported losing $1.7 billion to scams and frauds in 2014. Here in Delaware, we’re #6 for fraud as reported by the Federal Trade Commission. That’s why AARP and the YMCA of Delaware are collaborating on a FREE SHREDDING EVENT on April 23, 2016. The event will arm you and your family with the tools you need to avoid current frauds and scams in …

AARP Praises New Rule Requiring Financial Advisers to Give Advice in Best Interest of Consumers

Posted on 04/6/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kiapalucci/" title="Posts by Kimberly Iapalucci" rel="author">Kimberly Iapalucci</a> | AARP Delaware |

Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond praised the announcement of a final rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that updates requirements for providing financial advice to individual retirement plan savers. Americans saving for retirement currently lose an estimated 6 to 17 billion dollars per year due to bad investment advice. Many advisers already abide by the higher standard. “Today marks a tremendous victory for consumers. The new rules ensure that anyone who is saving for their retirement will know …

Beware of Coupon Scams

Posted on 03/14/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kiapalucci/" title="Posts by Kimberly Iapalucci" rel="author">Kimberly Iapalucci</a> | AARP Delaware |

Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen in America. In the last year alone, Americans lost $18 billion of their hard-earned dollars to fraud, identity theft and scams. Delaware ranks #6 out of all States for fraudulent activity. Don’t be a victim. Get inside the mind of a con artist and prevent fraud.    Be alert for coupon scams that are common “campaigns” blasted throughout social media. They promise unbelievable deals like a free $200 Nordstrom gift card or a …

It’s Tax Time! Get free tax assistance near you

Posted on 02/8/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kiapalucci/" title="Posts by Kimberly Iapalucci" rel="author">Kimberly Iapalucci</a> | AARP Delaware |

This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low- to moderate- income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population.  Taxpayers do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has more than 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community …

AARP Hosts Lobby Day in Dover with volunteers

Posted on 01/27/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kiapalucci/" title="Posts by Kimberly Iapalucci" rel="author">Kimberly Iapalucci</a> | AARP Delaware |

AARP and a team of supporters spent January 27, 2016 at Legislative Hall in Dover advocating for better support for caregivers. The group met with legislators including CARE Act sponsors Senator Bethany Hall-Long and House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst.  The group provided valuable information on the CARE Act, which will help make it possible for older Delawareans and other loved ones to live at home and in their own communities – which is where they want to be. America is home to …

Your Career Awaits at AARP Delaware

Posted on 12/22/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kiapalucci/" title="Posts by Kimberly Iapalucci" rel="author">Kimberly Iapalucci</a> | AARP Delaware |

Here at AARP, we’re millions of members strong–with more joining us every day– the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization” around, according to Fortune magazine. In fact, our commitment and collective strength enables us to serve and support a broad and diverse membership as well as embrace our own workplace diversity. Here’s your chance to take action in Washington, DC and throughout the US! With a network of 53 offices in each state, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and …

AARP and University of Delaware Launch Innovative Tuition Discount

Posted on 12/18/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kiapalucci/" title="Posts by Kimberly Iapalucci" rel="author">Kimberly Iapalucci</a> | AARP Delaware |

AARP members in Delaware and their guests are eligible for a tuition discount in the University of Delaware’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) adult professional education program, under a collaborative agreement recently signed by the two organizations. “This innovative collaboration with AARP will raise the profile of the MALS program throughout the state,” said Jeffrey Richardson, MALS interim director. “It leverages the robust membership reach of AARP and the rich educational experience of the MALS program, which exists …