Tax Scams Right Around the Corner

Posted on 01/7/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Idaho | Local Resources | Money & Work Tax season will be soon upon us, and scammers posing as Internal Revenue Service officials continue to call, saying you owe taxes and better pay up. They threaten to arrest or deport people, revoke a license, or even shut down a business. How do they do it? By rigging caller ID information to appear as if the IRS is calling, and sometimes even making a follow-up call claiming to be the police or the Department of Motor Vehicles. Just remember, the …

Conference Offers Strategies to Help Family Caregivers

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Idaho | Local Resources Southwest Idaho’s 4th Annual Family Caregiver Conference—titled Calm, Confident, Connected—is set for Jan. 31. AARP Idaho is cosponsoring the event, which provides information and support for people who help a loved one continue to live at home rather than moving into an institutional setting. Speakers will discuss practical strategies to help caregivers manage their multiple roles. Exhibitors will offer resources that can lighten the load. Many Idahoans depend on assistance from an unpaid family member, especially in rural areas where …

Join the Conversation with the Lieutenant Governor

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Idaho | Local Resources | Money & Work AARP Idaho invites members to chat with Lt. Gov. Brad Little (R) during a tele-town hall on Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. to noon. Mark Estess, AARP state director, will host the event, giving participants a chance to ask questions or voice concerns about how the state is responding to its aging population. Little will address topics such as the health insurance marketplace, consumer protections, Medicaid expansion and the need to provide resources for the increasing number of Idahoans who …

Are you making good decisions with your money?

Posted on 10/28/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Idaho | Money & Work Free, fun and family focused–all ages are welcome!   As part of the nationwide Smart Investing @ Your Library program, AARP Idaho is working with the Idaho Commission for Libraries to offer free educational financial literacy fairs. These fairs will feature Idaho non-profit organizations who will provide information to help you and your family make effective decisions about your money. Topics will include: Preparing for retirement Basic budgeting Saving for college Basic investing Identity theft prevention   Join AARP Idaho …

Scammers Exploiting Ebola Fears

Posted on 10/17/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Idaho | Local Resources Scammers prey on fears during the worst of circumstances – and the Ebola crisis is no different. Fraudsters are already using sleazy tactics to turn a quick buck. Watch out for: online offers for an Ebola cure or special “natural” or “dietary” methods to alleviate or prevent symptoms; email scams with alarming messages like “Ebola update” or “Ebola Pandemic” which may include links that release computer viruses; sales of “personal protection kits” at low prices to provide supposed “infection defense”; …

Help Idahoans Who Need it the Most

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Idaho | Money & Work | Volunteering This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 46th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.  Last year, 278 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 32,000 Idahoans file their federal and state returns. Refunds in Idaho totaled more than $19 million. …