FL’s volunteer Fraud Fighters are busy at work with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network

FL’s volunteer Fraud Fighters are busy at work with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network

Posted on 04/4/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Volunteering Every day, Floridians lose money to scams and fraud while criminals get more sophisticated with their tactics. That’s why AARP has launched the Fraud Watch Network – a new campaign to fight identity theft and fraud and give you access to information about how to protect yourself and your family. Anyone, of any age, can get our Watchdog Alerts to stay up on con artists’ latest tricks and find out what to do if you’ve been victimized. It’s free for …

Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Events | Florida What do the following people have in common? Whoopi Goldberg and Jay Leno; Laura Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush; The Moody Blues*; Linda Ronstadt; HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins stars Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri… They’re all coming to Life@50+ this May 8-10 in Boston! And with more than 50 planned lifestyle and learning sessions, nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, we really do have something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP …

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Drive Green Into Spring: 5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Driving

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

Florida | Home & Family By Julie E. Lee From recycling, to sustainable grocery bags, to “Meatless Mondays,” Americans are finding many ways to “go green.” If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint, making environmentally conscious decisions doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there is one simple way to curb your impact on a regular basis. It starts with your driving. Most Americans rely on their personal vehicle to get around on a daily basis. But unfortunately, our cars are a significant source …

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

Florida | 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 …

Caregiver Expo Features AARP Expert Amy Goyer

Caregiver Expo Features AARP Expert Amy Goyer

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

Florida | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Author and nationally known AARP caregiving expert Amy Goyer will share her expertise in juggling work and caregiving as the closing speaker at Caregiver Expo 2014, on April 26 in Jacksonville. The annual event, organized by the Caregiver Coalition of Northeast Florida, is a day devoted to caregivers, featuring community exhibitors, educational sessions, door prizes, free health screenings and fun activities to help caregivers renew and rejuvenate their caregiving spirit. As an expert on multigenerational and aging issues, Goyer is …

Learn How to Avoid Scams

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

Advocacy | Money & Work Per capita, Florida leads the nation in identity theft.  AARP Florida is working with community groups to inform taxpayers about how to avoid tax-return theft. People in any state and of any age can turn to the AARP Fraud Watch Network to learn about scams emerging close to home and how to fight back. To sign up for watchdog alerts, go to aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork.