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 …

New AARP Report Profiles the Most Likely  Victims of Online Fraud: IN Residents May Be at Higher Risk  Based on Behavior and Life Experience

New AARP Report Profiles the Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud: IN Residents May Be at Higher Risk Based on Behavior and Life Experience

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Money & Work Indianapolis, IN – 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 more than 11,000 people nationally and 562 in Indiana. According to the survey, 978,598 Internet users in Indiana may be at increased risk of being victimized based on this new profile. The national study, which compared victims and non-victims, finds that it is the …

Fraud Watch Network Offers Helpful Tips and Warnings

Fraud Watch Network Offers Helpful Tips and Warnings

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

Money & Work By Nancy Johnson Earleen Boylls didn’t have a clear view of her mailbox from her Evansville home. Unfortunately, someone else did. In 2007, a woman stole a box of blank checks from Boylls’ mailbox and went on a spending spree. She went to Boylls’ bank and signed Boylls’ name on checks for cash. Posing as Boylls, she wrote checks for hundreds of dollars at stores and ordered electronics online, spending $8,800 in just a couple of days before Boylls could …

509,000

509,000

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

Money & Work That’s how many Hoosiers were kept out of poverty by Social Security income each year, on average, from 2010 to 2012, according to an AARP Public Policy Institute report. Of those, nearly 350,000 were 65 or older. Nationally, Social Security kept more than 22 million people out of poverty; over 15 million were 65-plus.

AARP Smart Driver Courses Available in Your Area!

AARP Smart Driver Courses Available in Your Area!

Posted on 02/17/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Money & Work In 1979, AARP founded “55 Alive” to help keep older drivers independent, safe and confident while on the road. While its mission hasn’t changed since then, many other things have, including the program name. Today, AARP Driver Safety continues to meet the needs of older drivers through educational programs led by more than 4,000 volunteers and a myriad of resources. But they aren’t the same programs and resources that were available nearly 35 years ago. AARP Driver Safety has continued to evolve …

Jean Setzfand, Vice President, Financial Security, AARP Education & Outreach

Plan Now – or Pay Later – for Your Health Costs in Retirement

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand, Vice President of the Financial Security team in the Education and Outreach group at AARP I don’t know about you, but I plan to live a very long (and hopefully healthy) life. My father lived to 82 – even with three separate bouts of cancer – and my mom is still going strong at 76. So I’d rather bet on living to 100, and plan accordingly, than run the risk of outliving my money. Frankly, I’d …