Too Many Uninsured Latinos

Too Many Uninsured Latinos

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Money & Work Latinos remain uninsured at a much higher rate than the overall U.S. population. More than 10 million Latinos are eligible for new options under the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare, but the deadline is looming. AARP Colorado is urging Hispanics to get the facts at healthlawanswers.org and enroll in Colorado before March 31 of this year by visiting Connectforhealthco.com. In a report issued last week by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), nearly eight in …

Check Out this Life Reimagined Workshop: Selling Yourself

Check Out this Life Reimagined Workshop: Selling Yourself

Posted on 02/20/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Money & Work Workshop One: SELLING YOUR SELF A 90-minute workshop that helps you prepare for your career change In this workshop we will discuss specific steps you can take to effectively market yourself to prospective employers or investors. We will explore techniques to help you sell yourself, your story, and your idea to people who can help you make your dream come true. There are simple techniques that will make seeking an interview and successfully engaging in an interview much easier. 1.      …

Scammers Take Advantage of Tax Season

Scammers Take Advantage of Tax Season

Posted on 02/4/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Money & Work Scammers know that tax season comes every year, and they take full advantage of the opportunity to steal identities and to trick people into sending money. Tax identity theft can happen when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information to get a refund or uses your Social Security number (SSN) to get a job. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself: Use a secure Internet connection if you file electronically, or mail your tax return directly …

Get free tax-prep help

Get free tax-prep help

Posted on 01/10/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Money & Work This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Now in its 45thyear, the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, is giving special attention to those 60 and older. Membership is not required and all ages may use this free service. “We owe a huge debt of gratitude for the 531 Colorado volunteers who have contributed to the success of AARP Foundation’s …

Looking for Work in the New Year? Be Wary of Scams.

Looking for Work in the New Year? Be Wary of Scams.

Posted on 01/2/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Money & Work You may be interested in increasing your income in the New Year, but when seeking employment it’s important to be aware of work-at-home scams. This type of fraud is perpetrated in a variety of ways, from buying and reshipping products to building e-commerce websites that promise you a cut of the action based on the web traffic you generate. One thing that most work-at-home scams have in common is that they offer easy money for low effort. If it seems …

Phishing Scams Get More Sophisticated

Phishing Scams Get More Sophisticated

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Money & Work Scammers are constantly calling and emailing older adults in an attempt to steal their personal information. AARP Foundation ElderWatch has recently received an uptick in reports of some more sophisticated tactics in soliciting your financial information. Fraud Alert Robocalls: you receive a voicemail message asking you to call a specific phone number to hear an important fraud announcement. If you call the number back, an automated recording tells you that your credit card has been deactivated and asks you to …