Older Arkansans strongly support bipartisan legislation to fight age discrimination, poll shows

Older Arkansans strongly support bipartisan legislation to fight age discrimination, poll shows

Posted on 04/22/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Money & Work           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2014 Contact: Michael Rowett, 501-217-1625, mrowett@aarp.org Older Arkansas voters strongly support bipartisan legislation to fight age discrimination, poll shows New AARP survey shows 81% support bill to remedy 2009 court decision LITTLE ROCK—Older Arkansans overwhelmingly support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace, a new AARP survey shows. The poll last month of registered Arkansas voters 50 and older found that 81 percent favor passage of the bipartisan …

AARP Live returns April 17 with financial security focus

AARP Live returns April 17 with financial security focus

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Money & Work AARP Live returns Thursday, April 17,  with a conversation about financial security. Guest expert Lee Baker, a Certified Financial Planner, will answer viewer questions and share resources to help you plan, work and save, so you can make smart financial decisions and gain peace of mind for a secure future.   Encourage your friends and family to watch the program and call in live to ask a question at 877-731-6733 or tweet @aarplive #askaarplive.  Share the live stream link (www.aarp.org/rfd) on your …

FREE seminar available in 6 Arkansas cities on starting your own business

FREE seminar available in 6 Arkansas cities on starting your own business

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Money & Work Interested in starting your own business in Arkansas? The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTC) is sponsoring a seminar in April on this topic, with options to attend events in Russellville, Hot Springs, Searcy, Little Rock, Hope and Jonesboro.  AARP members and veterans  attend FREE!  According to ASBTC, the seminar prepares potential business owners for the intensive business planning process; identifies major steps crucial to starting a business; discusses key issues that affect the success of your business; and discusses start-up requirements and …

New AARP report profiles most likely victims of online fraud

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Money & Work New AARP report profiles most likely victims of online fraud  Arkansans may be at higher risk based on behavior and life experience; AARP Fraud Watch Network designed to help educate & empower consumers  LITTLE ROCK—An AARP study released today identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud.   The study follows initiation of the AARP Fraud Watch Network to help educate Americans about various forms of fraud including …

Social Security Keeps Many Arkansans 65+ Out of Poverty

Social Security Keeps Many Arkansans 65+ Out of Poverty

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work Arkansas has the fifth-highest poverty rate in the nation—but if it weren’t for Social Security, the situation would be worse. Arkansas is one of the top four states with the greatest share of older Americans lifted out of poverty because of Social Security income, according to a new study from the AARP Public Policy Institute. The earned benefit keeps 43 percent of state residents age 65 and older out of poverty. “Hard-working Arkansans paid into Social Security throughout their working …

AARP Volunteers Make Tax Time Less Taxing

Posted on 01/29/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Money & Work AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide free tax assistance & preparation starting in February 2014. LITTLE ROCK— This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free …