Woulda, coulda, shoulda? It’s time for will, can, did!

Posted on 10/2/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Money & Work Is it time to start the process of finding that new career path that will bring you fulfillment, income, and reward? Are you stuck in a situation that has become less than rewarding? Are you at a stage in your life where you are more interested in meaningful time spent rather than just punching a meaningless clock? Have you been laid off or have you retired from your lifelong career and are now looking for a new adventure? All these …

Counterfeit Medicines Can Leave You Under the Weather

Posted on 10/2/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Money & Work Many of us rely on medications to live better lives as we age. Unfortunately, scammers are aware of this and sell replicas of many types of drugs online. Fake drugs are sold at a steep discount via the Internet, but they often contain the wrong medication and dangerous ingredients. A 2013 study by the U.S. National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) analyzed more than 10,000 online pharmacy websites and discovered that 97 percent of them were out of compliance …

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda? It’s time for Will, Can, Did.

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Money & Work Join AARP Colorado and Rick Bernstein for a 90-minute Life Reimagined Workshop on August 4, 2014, at the Scheitler Recreation Center.  Brush up on basic interview skills Learn how to answer interview questions Find out how to research employers/investors Mentally prepare for the interview process Participate in mock interviews Life ReImagined Workshop—The Interview Monday, August 4, 2014 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Scheitler Recreation Center 5031 W 46th Avenue Denver, CO 80212 Register now. Seats are limited. Register online or  …

Debt Collectors Calling? It May Be a Case of Mistaken Identity

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Money & Work It can be scary to get a call from someone trying to collect a debt you don’t owe. But there are some things you can do to straighten out the debt collectors if they have the wrong person: Don’t ignore the debt collector. Avoiding the debt collector won’t make the debt go away or stop the collector from calling you. If you believe you do not owe the debt, or the debt is not yours, you need to communicate that …

Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …

Will You Have Enough Money to Retire?

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work By Roger Fillion En español If they could do it again, Mary Kreutzer and her husband would not have used credit cards and personal loans to help put their five children through college. The Lakewood couple ran up tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Dick Kreutzer, 81, used much of his retirement savings paying down the debt. So did Mary, 77, who reckons she has about $50,000 remaining in savings—enough to cover emergencies but not enough to fund the …