Turn Your Ideas into a Business Reality

Turn Your Ideas into a Business Reality

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Money & Work Do you want to turn your ideas into a business reality?  We can help!   AARP Maine and SBA are holding Encore Entrepreneur events in April and you’re invited!   AARP Maine and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to hold an Encore Entrepreneur mentoring events on April 23rd and April 25th and we hope you will attend!  The events, which are free and open to AARP members and non-members, are designed to provide counseling, mentoring and …

Fighting Fraud in Maine - Resources for YOU!

Fighting Fraud in Maine – Resources for YOU!

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Money & Work The statistics are terrifying: Every three seconds someone is a victim of identity theft. Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of American’s of their hard-earned money every year.  In fact, it is estimated that in 2012, 12.6 million people were victims of identity theft alone – that’s one victim every three seconds. This is why it is so important that we all work together to combat fraud.  Consumers, organizations and government agencies all have a role to play. …

New Resources Help Mainers Guard Against Fraud

New Resources Help Mainers Guard Against Fraud

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work As part of the Maine Fraud Prevention Alliance, AARP Maine is encouraging members to use the DASH Fraud Prevention Kit. The kit includes tips on how to handle unsolicited phone calls, junk mail, emails, texts and door-to-door sales to guard against scams. “As we enter tax season with Social Security numbers circulating, now is a critical time to be on guard,” said Jane Margesson, spokeswoman for AARP Maine. If you have a cautionary tale to help others avoid fraud, call …

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Looking for a Great Volunteer Opportunity? Look no further!

Posted on 10/18/2013 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Money & Work FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                  Contact:                     October 17, 2013                                                            Joan Jagolinzer                                                                                           jagolinzer@gwi.net                                                                                          207-883-8415                                                                                            VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 2014 TAX FILING SEASON       Join the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Team in the Greater Portland area!  Give back to your community!   Help your neighbors with the preparation of both their federal and state of Maine income tax returns.  Help them find credits and/or deductions they deserve.  Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.  Volunteers …

Check Out Our Weekly Online Columns!

Check Out Our Weekly Online Columns!

Posted on 08/20/2013 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Money & Work Did you know? AARP Maine has a regular online weekly column!  You can read all the current and past issues.  We write about all the issues you and your family care about: What’s going on at the State House? The latest on strengthening Social Security and Medicare. Resources for caregivers. Driver Safety. Volunteering and much more!!   If you have a suggestion for a column, let us know! Please also follow us on Facebook and Twitter We look forward to …

AARP Maine Marks Social Security's 78th Anniversary

AARP Maine Marks Social Security’s 78th Anniversary

Posted on 08/13/2013 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Money & Work FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2013   CONTACT: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 cell or jmargesson@aarp.org     AARP Maine Marks Social Security’s 78th Anniversary Noting Social Security’s importance to millions of Americans including 299,875 Mainers, AARP continues work to protect and strengthen the program.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the eve of the 78th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, which provides an average monthly retirement benefit of just over $1,000 to 299,875 Mainers, AARP …