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 …

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.

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

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

Posted on 03/12/2014 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.  In fact, when Florida finally reaches the point where it attracts 100 million tourists per year, tourism will account for 122,000 Florida jobs. 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 …

1.6 million

1.6 million

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work That’s how many Florida residents were kept out of poverty by Social Security income each year, on average, from 2010 to 2012, according to an

Join AARP Jacksonville for our Boomer Academy series

Join AARP Jacksonville for our Boomer Academy series

Posted on 02/28/2014 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 trusted experts who can give you …

Volunteering Has its Rewards

Volunteering Has its Rewards

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work AARP member Patricia Glover of Fort Lauderdale knows that women released from prison often face another set of restrictions outside: lack of education, job training and social support. That’s why she started LEAP (Ladies Empowerment and Action Program), a reentry program that helps these women become small-business entrepreneurs. Glover, 59, is now part of a group of volunteers awarded a week-long Caribbean cruise, courtesy of the Cabot Community Celebrity Award program. Glover was nominated by AARP Create the Good. Interested …