SBA, AARP Host Marion Workshop on April 10th

SBA, AARP Host Marion Workshop on April 10th

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Money & Work The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are again teaming up in Iowa to host National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month targeted at entrepreneurs over the age of 50. Building on the success of a joint SBA and AARP Mentor Month in April 2013, the two organizations will match “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance. In Eastern Iowa, the SBA branch office in Cedar Rapids, its resource partner the East Central Iowa Chapter of …

Iowa General Assembly Passes Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Iowa General Assembly Passes Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Money & Work Des Moines – AARP applauds today’s action by the Iowa Senate for their unanimous passage of much-needed uniform power of attorney legislation, Senate File 2168, a bill creating an Iowa Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA).  AARP fought for passage of the UPOAA to help curb the growing problem of elder financial abuse. “We commend the Iowa Senate and the Iowa House of Representatives for working through the complexities of the issue of elder abuse and coming up with a …

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 …

Concerned about your grandchildren’s saving and investing?

Concerned about your grandchildren’s saving and investing?

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Money & Work New Money Smart “Kids Read” Event Coming to an Iowa Library Near You You’re invited to help your elementary school age grandchildren learn about saving and investing with you at a “Money Smart Kids Read” program offered for the first time this year at more than 20 libraries across the state between April 5-15. As part of this year’s Money Smart Week Iowa events, AARP is pleased to sponsor this innovative approach designed to help children learn about the importance …

Take Action to Fight Elder Financial Abuse in Iowa

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Money & Work The 2014 Iowa General Assembly is one vote away from passing a much-needed uniform power of attorney law that would help curb the growing problem of elder financial abuse in Iowa. Senate File 2168, a bill creating a Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA), has passed the Iowa Senate and now awaits passage in the Iowa House, which is expected to bring the issue up for a vote soon. AARP is urging Iowans to make their voices heard on the …

Spring into Action with a Career Professional

Spring into Action with a Career Professional

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand I often ask job seekers with more than 20 years of experience how they got into their careers. Surprisingly, most say it was by accident. Think about your own experience. Maybe you took a skills assessment or a career survey in high school or college. Or maybe life circumstances factored into your career choice. Perhaps you took what was available at the time, or made your decision based on family obligations. That’s how a lot of …