Idaho ranks 43 in identity theft complaints – Protect yourself

Posted on 01/29/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Idaho | Money & Work To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network launches an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video (see below), a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Idaho ranks 43 in ID theft complaints. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by …

Tax-aide provides free tax assistance and preparation starting February 1st 2015

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Idaho | Money & Work | Volunteering AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers across Idaho through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th 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. In 2014, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide’s 36,000 volunteers at more than 5,000 sites provided 2.6 million people with free tax help. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained …

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 …