Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …

Blocking Telemarketers from Calling Cellphones

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work In a move backed by AARP Kansas, state lawmakers unanimously passed legislation to extend the Kansas No-Call Act to protect consumers’ cellphones from unwanted telemarketing calls. While cellphone numbers can be included in the National Do Not Call Registry, the Kansas law previously covered only landline numbers. Kansans can register their cellphones or landlines by calling toll-free 888-382-1222 or visiting donotcall.gov. Phone numbers need to be registered only once for life. Charities and political organizations are permitted by law to …

Securing Your Financial Future–Topeka Event

Posted on 05/30/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Money & Work   Want to learn more about how to secure your financial future? AARP is working to ensure you have the tools and resources you need to live independently as you age. Whether you are still working to fund the retirement you want, you’re newly retired, or you’re providing care for an aging parent while balancing all of life’s other responsibilities, we want you to have all the information you need to make informed decisions about your financial future. Join AARP …

Inside the Mind of a Con Artist

Posted on 05/16/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Money & Work Frauds and scams will be the focus of this month’s AARP Live airing Thursday, May 22nd at 9 p.m. CT on the RFD-TV network.   May is older American’s month and, unfortunately, older Americans are often the target of con artists. We’ll go inside the mind of one crook as he reveals how he was so successful scamming grandparents. And, we’ll share tips and information how to keep you from becoming a victim.   Panelists on this month’s show will …

Peace of Mind for Moms in the Middle

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand A survey by Ameriprise Financial found that two thirds of Baby Boomers’ daughters help their parents with financial matters. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself. Perhaps you’ve also experienced how awkward it can be to have the talk about money matters or caregiving wishes with your parents. Then there’s the other side of the equation. Have you talked with your adult kids about your financial matters, and your vision of how you’d like to live out your …

AARP Kansas and SBA to Hold Encore Entrepreneur Event April 16 in Topeka

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Money & Work   Collaboration Promotes Entrepreneurship among Individuals Aged 50 and Older   Topeka –AARP Kansas and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to hold an Encore Entrepreneur mentoring event on April 16 at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka from 9 am to noon.   The event, which is free and open to AARP members and non-members, is designed to provide counseling, mentoring and training for those aged 50 and older who would like to start …