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

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 …

AARP Praises Bipartisan Senate Passage, Urges House to Pass Emergency Unemployment Insurance Benefits Bill

AARP Praises Bipartisan Senate Passage, Urges House to Pass Emergency Unemployment Insurance Benefits Bill

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

Money & Work Longer Unemployment and Age Discrimination Have Harmful Impact on Older Workers   Washington, DC –Today AARP applauded passage of a bipartisan agreement authored by U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Dean Heller (R-NV) to reauthorize emergency unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for long-term unemployed workers and urged the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the bill swiftly.  Over the last 5 years, workers age 55 and older have experienced record levels of unemployment. On average, once older workers lose their jobs, …

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 …

AARP Report Profiles Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud

AARP Report Profiles Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud

Posted on 03/7/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Money & Work 34 Million May Be at Higher Risk Based on Behavior and Life Experience Washington, DC – A major national 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,” a national survey of 11,000 adults, finds that 34 million Internet users may be at increased risk of being victimized based on this new profile.   The study, which compared victims …

AARP on White House Budget Proposal

Posted on 03/4/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Money & Work FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 4, 2014 CONTACT: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, media@aarp.org, @AARPMedia   AARP on White House Budget Proposal Urges Responsible Health Savings, Pleased Social Security a Separate Conversation WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy A. LeaMond released the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s FY2015 budget proposal: “As AARP reviews the details of the President’s proposals, particularly the proposed changes in Medicare, it’s important to emphasize the need for health care cost containment, not simply cost …

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 …