Beating Con Artists at Their Own Game – Watch AARP Live

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Money & Work AARP Live: Don’t Get Scammed!   Reports show that a majority of American consumers scammed, some 47 percent, are over age 50. Estimates show that victims age 55 and older lose $3 billion dollars annually, but the true amounts are many times higher, because most of these crimes go unreported out of embarrassment. Con artists work overtime finding weak spots in consumers’ defenses. Beating the con artists from stealing your personal information can be done if you learn how to spot these …

Fight Fraud: Shred Instead

Posted on 07/23/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Money & Work How far would you go to protect your hard earned good credit and family finances? If you live in Northern Kentucky, help is just across the river in Cincinnati. Protect your identity and avoid fraud by shredding personal documents and recycling electronic devices. Join AARP for a free shredding and e-waste destruction day at Dillonvale Shopping Center. Fight Fraud: Shred and Recycle Instead Free Event Saturday, July 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dillionvale Shopping Center at 3900 E. …

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 …