Future Life for 50+

Posted on 11/5/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work For the last six years, I’ve served as volunteer state president of AARP Florida. It’s definitely been a learning experience. And most of my learning has been about people age 50+ in Florida. Over the last six years, I’ve worked with fascinating people and heard scores of experts on all sorts of topics. Here are three important trends I see ahead for the 50+ population: Economic security will be a growing problem. As we transition from the traditional “defined benefit” …

Join AARP Jacksonville for our Boomer Academy series

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Money & Work Jacksonville, Fla. — AARP is offering an innovative new approach to helping people 50+ find trusted tips and tactics to deal with the life choices facing everyone age 50+ — and it’s getting its start in Jacksonville. It’s called AARP Jacksonville’s Boomer Academy series.  Designed to help Jacksonville residents age 50-67 navigate the choices facing everyone age 50+, Boomer Academy bring together AARP members or anyone who wants to learn about an important issue with thought leaders who can give you …

Gray is Gold: Gaining 50+ residents would be good for Florida

Posted on 07/8/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Money & Work St. Petersburg, Fla. – There’s no disputing that tourism is a huge Florida industry and adds immensely to the state’s economic health. But Social Security alone contributes 738,000 jobs to Florida per year, not including all the other ways in which Florida’s 50+ population boosts Florida’s economy, its communities and its culture. You may hear such statistics regularly in coming months as AARP Florida focuses on educating key business and political leaders on the huge benefits to the Sunshine State that …

Peace of Mind for Moms in the Middle

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand A survey by Ameriprise Financial found that two thirds of Baby Boomers’ daughters help their parents with financial matters. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself. Perhaps you’ve also experienced how awkward it can be to have the talk about money matters or caregiving wishes with your parents. Then there’s the other side of the equation. Have you talked with your adult kids about your financial matters, and your vision of how you’d like to live out your …

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 …

Learn How to Avoid Scams

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

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.