10 Tips to Protect Kentuckians from ID theft

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Money & Work There are 10 things Kentuckians and all Americans do put them at increased risk for identity theft according to a new AARP Fraud Watch Network study and series of interviews with an accomplished identity thief. The AARP Fraud Watch Network survey of 2,250 Americans ages 18+ shows common mistakes people make that put them at risk for having their identity stolen or their financial accounts compromised. After hours of video interviews with a convicted ID thief for the October/November AARP …

Financial Freedom Workshop Gives Folks in Bowling Green Peace of Mind as They Approach Retirement

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Money & Work For many Kentuckians, the promise of longer life expectancy is severely undermined by the prospect and fear of financial insecurity in their retirement years. Even as AARP works to protect and strengthen Social Security, we recognize that another key aspect of financial security—pensions/ private savings—is wobbly, to say the least.  Pensions are now the exception and only about half of all workers have a means of saving at the job AARP wants to help adults in Bowling Green be savvy …

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 …