Securing Your Financial Future–Events Coming Up

Posted on 09/11/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Money & Work   AARP Kansas continues to move around the state hosting financial security events to help Kansans 50 and older better prepare for a secure financial future and learn how to protect their hard-earned financial assets. “We want people to have the tools and information they need to make good decisions about their finances and know how to protect them,” said AARP Kansas Director Maren Turner. The last two events were held in Wichita on August 18 and 19th. AARP Regional …

New Law Protects Vulnerable Adults from Exploitation

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work A new state law aims to better protect vulnerable Kansans by making it a crime to financially exploit a dependent adult age 70 or older. The law defines “mistreatment of an elder person” as taking unfair advantage of the person’s financial resources and personal property, and makes the crime a felony if the value of items taken exceeds $1,000. Legislators heard testimony that the most common perpetrators of financial abuse are family members. As a member of the Senior Consumer …

AARP Celebrates Social Security’s 79th Anniversary

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Money & Work   As Social Security remains important and wildly popular to millions, AARP offers tools and advocates for a strong program. WASHINGTON, DC – On the eve of the 79th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement: “AARP salutes Social Security, whose growing importance to millions of American families of all political stripes deserves to be celebrated. Social Security provides earned benefits to approximately 58 million people: 41 million retired workers …

Securing Your Financial Future–Wichita Events

Posted on 08/7/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Money & Work Today, a secure financial future is out of reach for many Kansans, especially those without access to an employer savings plan.  Would you like to decrease debt, increase savings, and be better prepared for a secure future? Please join AARP and local financial planning professionals at two free sessions in Wichita.  Find out what people are doing today to ensure the financial outcomes and security they want for tomorrow.  You may attend either session or both! The first session is …

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 …