Working Professional Turned Caregiver Starts Interior Design Business

Posted on 05/7/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Money & Work By Helen Altonn Starting her own business wasn’t on Laurie Kaneshiro’s bucket list when she left a good job to stay at home and care for her 84-year-old mother. She was a principal in a Honolulu architecture firm when her mother, Yukie Kuwahara, came from Oregon in February 2009 to live with her and her husband in Kaimuki. Kuwahara, who was suffering from Parkinson’s disease, died in November 2012. “Increasingly, I couldn’t leave her alone because she was falling all …

Filing Deadline Doesn’t Have to be Taxing

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Money & Work With one week to go before the federal tax filing deadline, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is providing free tax preparation assistance at convenient locations across the state. AARP Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax preparation service, with special attention to residents age 60 and older who have low-to-moderate incomes. You do not have to be a member of AARP or a retiree to take advantage of this free service. Last year in Hawaii, Tax Aide volunteers helped more than 16,000 …

AARP and SBA to Hold Encore Entrepreneur Event

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

Money & Work AARP Hawaii and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to hold an Encore Entrepreneur mentoring event at Kapolei Hale on Tuesday, April 29 (9 a.m. – noon). The event is free and open to the public and is designed to provide counseling, mentoring and training for people aged 50 and older who would like to start or grow a small business. The event offers an opportunity to network with representatives of the Business Action Center, SCORE, the …

Events Aimed at Unmasking Fraud, Protecting Retirement Security

Posted on 03/28/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Money & Work AARP is teaming up with organizations in the fight against fraud to offer public workshops in Honolulu, Waipahu and on Maui on April 2-3. The events will focus on common scams that rake in billions of dollars across the country, putting financial security at risk for millions of victims each year. The Protect Your Retirement Security Workshops are co-sponsored by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the State Office of the Securities Commissioner, and the Better Business Bureau and are …

Ready to Retire? Workshops Can Help

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

Money & Work AARP Hawaii is hosting retirement-readiness workshops this spring on Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai. The sessions can help people decide when to start collecting Social Security benefits and think ahead about their health and long-term care needs. “Retirement can be one of the most rewarding times in a person’s life, but it requires careful planning to be successful,” said Jackie Boland, AARP associate state director for community outreach. “Most people spend more time planning a vacation than they do planning …

We’ve Got a Speaker for Your Next Group Meeting

Posted on 02/4/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Money & Work Do you need a speaker for your group? The AARP Volunteer Speakers Bureau is trained to present on a range of topics of interest to mid-life and older adults.  To schedule a volunteer speaker, please fill out our online request form. If you have trouble accessing the form or need to combine or customize presentations, contact Jackie Boland at (808) 545-6003.  Electronic PDF copies of our presentations are available to preview on request. Choose from any of the following 2014 …