Laura Polacheck


I am currently living in Utah, but still a diehard Packer fan (grew up in Milwaukee and went to UW).

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Tax-Aide Volunteers are Needed for 2015

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Got financial skills? Love working with numbers? You can help Utahns maximize their money this tax season by becoming a Tax-Aide volunteer! Each year, the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program provides free tax preparation for thousands across the country.  Last season in Utah, Tax-Aide volunteers served 6,000 people throughout the state, preparing returns and answering questions for some who did not need to file.  Nationwide, Tax-Aide found $1.3 billion in refunds to consumers who used their services. Last year 105 Utah …

Utah Voter Guides Available from AARP

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

With Election Day just weeks away on November 4, AARP Utah has published nonpartisan voters’ guides on where candidates stand on critical issues such as caregiving, Social Security, Medicare, and financial security.  These guides are available for anyone to view at “AARP wants to offer real possibilities for voters to become engaged in the electoral process,” said AARP Utah State Director Alan Ormsby. “We think it’s important to offer nonpartisan guides that help voters determine where the candidates stand on …

Country Explosion Music Festival Offers AARP Members 10 Percent Discount

Posted on 07/9/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Members and their guests will receive a 10 percent discount on the purchase of all tickets for the Country Explosion, “Utah’s Largest Music Festival,” a four-day country music celebration taking place July 17-July 20 at the Deseret Peak Complex in Tooele County, Utah.  The line-up features such stars as Toby Keith, Reba, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line and more.   Just notify the ticketing agent of your membership at the time of purchase, or if purchasing online at, enter …

MONEY Magazine Names AARP Utah Area Coordinator Art Sutherland as Utah’s Money Hero

Posted on 07/9/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

In its “50 Heroes, 50 States” list, MONEY magazine selected AARP Utah Area Coordinator Art Sutherland to be Utah’s representative as a person doing creative and extraordinary work to help the finances of others in their state.  Art was nominated by Coalition of Religious Communities Director Linda Hilton and AARP Utah Communications Director Laura Polacheck for his outstanding work on predatory lending issues in the state. Art joined the efforts of the Coalition of Religious Communities to fight predatory lending …

Join AARP Utah on August 20 as Part of a Live Studio Audience for a Brain Fitness/Fraud Forum

Posted on 07/7/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

How would you like to be part of a live studio audience at the Salt Lake City Library on August 20?  AARP Utah is filming its popular brain fitness seminar presented by Dr. Kevin Duff of the University of Utah’s Brain Center, a fascinating discussion that focuses on memory loss–what’s normal and what’s not–successful longevity and the brain, and recognizing changes in a loved one.  Utah Securities Division Director Keith Woodwell will discuss financial scams, investor protection, and learning who …

Online Driver Safety Courses are 40 percent off in July

Posted on 06/25/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

  AARP Driver Safety Celebrates Independence with Online Course Promotion During July, drivers can take 40 percent off the AARP Smart Driver online course. AARP Driver Safety is celebrating Independence Day by making it easier for drivers to maintain their own independence on the road. From July 1 through July 31, 2014, AARP Driver Safety is hosting an AARP Smart Driver™ online course promotion, in which participants can take 40 percent off the cost of the award-winning driving refresher course. …