Want to Start or Grow a Small Business?

Want to Start or Grow a Small Business?

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Money & Work Ever wondered if business ownership was right for you or if you have the personality traits to run a successful business or maybe if that fantastic idea you have could be the next million dollar sensation? Join SBA, AARP, and the Georgia Small Business Development Center for a workshop on Exploring Entrepreneurship. Starting a business should not be undertaken without considerable soul searching, a big reality check and immense preparation.    Monday, April 21, 2014 Registration: 8:00 a.m. Workshop: 8:45 …

New AARP Report Profiles the Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud: Georgia One of 12 States Surveyed

New AARP Report Profiles the Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud: Georgia One of 12 States Surveyed

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Money & Work A new AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud.  The report, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net,” surveyed over 11,000 people nationally and 988 in Georgia. The national study, which compared victims and non-victims, finds that it is the combination of online behaviors and life experiences that put a person at the greatest risk of being scammed. “Just as a weakened immune system lowers your …

AARP Hosts 50+Job Fair in Lithonia

AARP Hosts 50+Job Fair in Lithonia

Posted on 03/13/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Money & Work AARP Georgia is hosting the 50+ Job Fair in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) on Thursday, March 20 in DeKalb County for workers 50 years old and older. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Road in Lithonia. GDOL staff will be available to provide applicants with information on resume-writing and interviewing skills. Other resources available at the fair include information on healthcare, housing, and …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Provides Free Tax Assistance and Preparation

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Provides Free Tax Assistance and Preparation

Posted on 02/27/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Money & Work This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service. In 2013, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide’s 35,000 volunteers at nearly 6,000 sites provided 2.6 …

Fraud Watch Prevention in 2014

Fraud Watch Prevention in 2014

Posted on 01/23/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Money & Work Did you know that every three seconds someone’s identity is stolen? One of the reasons why AARP was founded was to protect the financial security of older Americans. AARP is continuing that fight by kicking off a Georgia campaign to fight identity theft and fraud through its Fraud Watch Network Campaign. The AARP Fraud Watch Network is a campaign to fight identity theft and fraud and give you access to information to protect yourself and your family. “By becoming part of …

Raise Your Voice So They Don’t Raise Your Rates

Posted on 11/14/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

Money & Work               Keep it up!  Your complaints have caused Georgia Power to reduce its most recent rate hike request by 40%.  But the resulting 3 year rate increase would still increase average bills each year for the next three years. And Georgia Power’s allowed profit would still be higher than the national average for utilities   There is still more to cut, and AARP needs your help.           While thousands of Georgians are still struggling to recover from the recession, Georgia …