AARP volunteers make tax time less taxing in 2015

Posted on 01/30/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Money & Work                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 30, 2015 Contact: Michael Rowett, 501-217-1625, mrowett@aarp.org                                                              AARP volunteers make tax time less taxing in 2015 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide free tax assistance & preparation through April 15 LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—In 2015, 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 …

AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Money & Work             AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves  Everyday Behaviors Put Arkansans at Greater Risk of Tax ID Theft; Arkansas ranks 29th out of 50 states in ID Theft complaints  LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s …

Watch AARP Live Thursday, Nov. 20 & talk tech!

Posted on 11/18/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Money & Work             We’re living in a digital world. According to a 2013 Google/Ipsos poll, 78% of baby boomers are online,  52% of seniors are online and it’s growing every day.  These age groups spend more time each week on the Internet (about 19 hours) than they devote to television, radio and magazines or newspapers.   Yet, millions of people over the age of 50 are not online. Research also shows once older Americans get online they find that digital …

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 …