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 …

Financial Workshops: Reduce Debt, Invest Wisely

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

Money & Work AARP Kentucky is sponsoring free financial planning workshops tailored for African Americans age 50-plus. The workshops are scheduled across the state from June through November, including events in Louisville June 21, and Lexington July 12. Presenters will explain how to improve credit, reduce debt and invest wisely. Participants have the option to meet one-on-one with a certified financial planner. In a 2010 AARP survey of adults age 45-plus, African Americans were half as likely as the general population to seek …

Older Kentuckians want protections against age discrimination

Posted on 05/29/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Money & Work Older Kentuckians strongly support bipartisan legislation to fight age discrimination  Older Kentuckians overwhelmingly support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace, a new AARP survey shows. The poll last month of registered voters 50 and older found a remarkable 82 percent favor passage of the bipartisan “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (POWADA). Significantly, 60 percent of ALL those interviewed said they “strongly” endorsed the bill.  In contrast, only 10 percent oppose passage, the survey reported. “This AARP survey confirms …

Looking to start your own business? We can help.

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

Money & Work The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP are teaming up to host Encore Entrepreneur month.  Two local events are planned in Kentucky targeting individuals over the age of 50 who want to grow their own business  April 11, 2014 in Bowling Green at SBDC Office, 2413 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101 Beginning at 9:00am to 11:00am. Follow link to register: http://aarp.cvent.com/SBAWKU April 25, 2014  in Lexington at Community Venture Corporation, 1450 N Broadway Rd. Lexington 40505. Beginning at …

Fraud Watch: Caught in a Scammer’s Net?

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Money & Work Think you’re too smart to fall for an online scam? A new AARP survey aimed to find out why some people fall for internet fraud while others do not and the results are alarming. It turns out it’s not just what you do on the online, but your life experiences off-line that can make you an easy target for scammers. The study found 34 million internet users nationwide may be at an increased risk of being victimized online based on …

Does It Sound Too Good? New Report Released on Fraud

Posted on 03/9/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Money & Work New AARP Report Profiles the Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud 34 Million May Be at Higher Risk Based on Behavior and Life Experience A new 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 …