New Energize CT Video Series Aims to Help Consumers Save Energy, Money

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work Energize Connecticut recently launched a new video series on its website, EnergizeCT.com, to help Connecticut residents understand the value of energy efficiency and make smart energy choices.  According to Energize Connecticut, the overall goal of the series is to help residents get the most efficient energy performance out of their home or small business so that they can start saving money on their monthly energy bills. Energize Connecticut is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, The Clean Energy Finance …

Public Comments Sought on Feasibility of State-Sponsored Retirement Plan for Private Sector Employees

Posted on 10/14/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work The Connecticut Retirement Security Board (CRSB) has issued a request for public comment and information regarding the feasibility of a state-sponsored retirement plan for private sector employees. The CRSB was created this year by Public Act 14-217.  The Board’s mandate is to conduct a market feasibility study on the implementation of a public retirement plan for private sector employees currently without access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan.  AARP supports the creation of such a plan and is helping to inform …

AARP Connecticut Hosts Free Shred Day in East Hartford

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work The AARP Fraud Watch Network in Connecticut is teaming up with radio station WTIC-News Talk 1080 to sponsor a Free Shred Day on October 18, 2014 from 10AM-2PM at EnviroShred, 22 Prestige Park Circle, East Hartford, CT. Prevent ID Theft and Fraud by safely disposing of outdated and unwanted personal documents.  You can bring up to 3 bags/boxes to be safely and securely shredded at no cost.  Examples of outdated documents you should consider shredding are: Medical and Financial Records, …

How I Reimagined My Life – A 6-Part Series About Discovering Your Possibilities

Posted on 10/3/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work  – The following is a Guest Blog by writer Kim Sirois Pita. It is the first of six articles on the topic of Life Reimagined. A new article in the series will be published every two weeks. – Do you ever wonder what’s next in your life? Regardless of age, we seem to ask ourselves this question at various life stages. Sometimes we take action, and sometimes, well, we embrace status quo because it’s just easier. Figuring out what is …

10 Tips to Prevent ID Theft

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work There are 10 things Connecticut residents and all Americans do that put them at increased risk for identity theft according to a new AARP Fraud Watch Network study.  The new report, along with recent eye-opening interviews with convicted ID thieves, reveal that Americans are falling even further behind in the fight to protect their identities as scam artists go digital. The AARP Fraud Watch Network survey of 2,250 Americans ages 18+ shows common mistakes people make that put them at …

AARP CT 2014 Gubernatorial Candidates Video Voter Guide

Posted on 09/23/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work With a tight race anticipated for Connecticut’s next Governor, AARP is making sure that voters know where the candidates stand on issues important to them and their families. “AARP wants to make sure our members and all voters know what the candidates are saying – and not saying – about key issues that matter to them and their families,” said AARP State Director, Nora Duncan. “Our nonpartisan voter guides help voters cut through the political clutter and pressure candidates to share …