Join AARP & partners at Oct. 20/21 Arkansans Fighting Fraud events in Ft Smith/Bentonville

Posted on 10/15/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Money & Work  Join AARP Arkansas and  five artner organizations next week at one of two upcoming Arkansans Fighting Fraud events and get tips and information you need to protect yourself and your family from con artists, identity theft and other scams. The first Arkansans Fighting Fraud forum is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20 in Fort Smith, followed by the Bentonville event on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Both forums are scheduled from noon to 2 p.m., with registration check-in at 11:30 a.m. Attendance at Arkansans Fighting Fraud forums is limited and …

AARP poll of AR likely voters shows overwhelming support for more funding, availability of at-home long-term care

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Money & Work         AARP poll of AR likely voters shows overwhelming support for more funding, availability of at-home long-term care Survey shows 91% support funding shift from nursing homes to at-home care provided by caregivers & helping people live independently a powerful potential issue for candidates, especially among caregivers LITTLE ROCK—AARP Arkansas today released a poll showing that 50+ likely voters overwhelmingly support shifting additional federal long-term care funding from nursing homes to home-based care, and where candidates stand …

Join AARP & partners at Aug. 25 Arkansans Fighting Fraud event in Jonesboro

Posted on 08/15/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Money & Work AARP Arkansas and five partner organizations co-sponsor Arkansans Fighting Fraud events, which offer Arkansans the information they need to  protect themselves and their families from con artists, identity theft and other scams. Financial security has always been a priority issue for AARP in Arkansas and across the nation. Building on the launch of AARP’s Fraud Watch Network in late 2013, AARP Arkansas joined  five long-time partner organizations  to revamp the format of consumer forums held in various locations across the state in …

Get Debt Under Control

Posted on 08/4/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand Whether it’s the mortgage, credit cards, or student loans for the kids, consumer debt adds up to a big burden on millions of people. When you carry a lot of debt, it makes saving for retirement that much harder. Today, more Americans than ever are carrying debt into their retirement years. While you can take some comfort in knowing you’re not alone when it comes to debt, you can also take action to tackle it. Check …

Social Security benefit verification letters still available at field offices

Posted on 07/18/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Money & Work Social Security benefit verification letters will still be available at U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) field offices. The SSA reversed course thanks to advocacy from AARP and others. Benefit verification letters serve as proof of income for many purposes, including applying for a loan or mortgage. The letters can serve as proof of retirement or disability status, or Medicare health insurance coverage. They are also needed to apply for many benefits at the state and local level. Late last year, the …

Beware of free Life Alert bracelet scam targeting AARP members

Posted on 07/11/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Money & Work Watch out for a call offering a free Life Alert bracelet to AARP members. It’s a phishing scam, and your best bet is to hang up! If you’ve spotted a scam like this one, please add it to AARP’s Fraud Watch Network map…and check out the latest alerts in your state:  http://bit.ly/1oM2jkC AARP’s Fraud Watch Network links you with experts, law enforcement and people like you who are on the lookout for scams. Check out the latest alerts from state Attorneys General …