Virtual Career Fair Designed for You

Posted on 09/19/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Money & Work Are you looking for work or a new career? AARP can help! We’re offering the AARP Real Possibilities Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 7am-11am PT featuring over 20 Life Reimagined for Work hiring employers. Experienced job seekers can learn about job opportunities from local California employers such as Blue Buffalo Co., a pet food manufacturer, EnCorps, and Avis Budget Group. During the Career Fair, you’ll also have access to companies such as AT&T, National Institutes of Health, Caterpillar, and the American …

Agent scams seniors out of more than $2 million

Posted on 07/31/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Money & Work John Paul Slawinski, 59, was arrested at his home in Palm Desert on July 29, and is being arraigned on Friday, August 1, at 1:30 p.m. at the Riverside Hall of Justice, Department 411, 4100 Main St, Riverside. Slawinski is charged with five felony counts of financial elder abuse and five counts of burglary for allegedly ripping off five senior citizens for more than $2 million through the sale and surrender of investment annuity products. Bail is set at $2,000,000. …

Get Debt Under Control

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP California | 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 …

Peace of Mind for Moms in the Middle

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand A survey by Ameriprise Financial found that two thirds of Baby Boomers’ daughters help their parents with financial matters. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself. Perhaps you’ve also experienced how awkward it can be to have the talk about money matters or caregiving wishes with your parents. Then there’s the other side of the equation. Have you talked with your adult kids about your financial matters, and your vision of how you’d like to live out your …

California LifeLine Now Includes Wireless Services

Posted on 04/24/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Money & Work Guest post by California Public Utilities Commissioner Catherine J.K. Sandoval The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously in January of this year to revise the California LifeLine Program to include wireless devices and services. This is a game-changer for providing modern telecommunications services to low-income Californians. The Commission acted after hearing from hundreds of Californians in eight Public Participation Hearings held throughout the state. LifeLine was initiated by the Moore Act in 1987 and in the intervening years was available for wireline …

5 Must-Reads for Work@50+ Wednesday

Posted on 04/23/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Money & Work Happy Work@50+ Wednesday, everyone! You know we’re looking out for you. We read everything we can find on job hunting, entrepreneurship, and tools and resources for mature workers and share the latest and greatest with you, here, on Twitter, and Facebook. We have 5 must-reads for you this week spanning technology, startup funding, ageism, and job hunting. Whether you’re looking for work, considering entrepreneurship, or even if you’re interested in one of our local events, this edition our bi-weekly series has something …