My Story: Reimagining Your Career at Age 50-Plus

My Story: Reimagining Your Career at Age 50-Plus

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work  – The following is a Guest Blog by CT resident and AARP Connecticut Blog contributor, Fran Trelease. Fran is the owner of Boomer Den, LLC., a company that helps boomer-age adults re-invent their careers through internships.  As part of AARP’s April Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month features, we asked Fran to share her story of how she re-invented her career by starting her own business, and is now helping others to do the same. As recently as last year, an AARP …

AARP, SBA Host Encore Entrepreneur Events in 2014

AARP, SBA Host Encore Entrepreneur Events in 2014

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to help budding entrepreneurs and new business owners ages 50 and over access the resources they need to grow their businesses and create jobs.  During several events being planned for 2014, “encore entrepreneurs” will have the opportunity to link up with a number of organizations and community leaders for advice and assistance in their endeavors.  The first event took place in Bridgeport on January 30.  Additional event  details are below: Linking the Encore Entrepreneur …

AARP CT Statement on Malloy Electric Supplier Proposals

AARP CT Statement on Malloy Electric Supplier Proposals

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work AARP Connecticut released the following statement from AARP State Director, Nora Duncan, in response to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s announcement regarding State efforts to address consumer complaints in the electric supplier market: See Also: AARP Survey Supports Stronger Protections for CT Electric Customers  “While we have not seen the legislative language associated with the Governor’s proposals, AARP is encouraged by his remarks and his recognition that the third party electric supply market needs to be fixed.  We consider this is …

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand Even though 2013 has come and gone, you can still get a tax break when you file your income tax return. How? By contributing to a Traditional IRA. If you’re self-employed, the same applies to your SEP-IRA or Keogh plan. If you need help filing your taxes, you may qualify for free assistance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program. Read on to learn how. Tax Breaks on IRA Contributions The …

Battling Misperceptions About Older Workers

Battling Misperceptions About Older Workers

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work By Beth Levine “I am a worker bee,” said Arlene Briere. “I like getting up in the morning, knowing I have a purpose. I enjoy helping people.” But since she was downsized from her job in the accounts receivables/payables department at a health facility in 2011, Briere, 54, of Bridgeport, hasn’t known that feeling. There have been a variety of temp jobs, but even they dried up last year. Despite sending in at least five applications a day, trying to …

AARP Survey Supports Stronger Protections for CT Electric Customers

AARP Survey Supports Stronger Protections for CT Electric Customers

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work Thousands of Connecticut utility customers are being lured in by unscrupulous energy companies with the promise of saving money on their electric bills but they are paying more.  In fact, according to a study by Connecticut’s Office of Consumer Counsel, nine out of ten customers who switched to a third party supplier in CL&P’s territory and seven out of ten customers in UI’s territory were paying more than the Standard Offer during the study period.  The overpayments totalled about $13.7 million per month - money …