Attention Budding Entrepreneurs

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work AARP is working with the Small Business Administration to offer free webinars for budding entrepreneurs age 50-plus. The online courses offer advice on how to jump-start a new venture or expand a small business. Participants can learn how to write a business plan, finance start-up costs and build a customer base. “These courses can help the growing ranks of boomers who want to go into business for themselves—whether because of a layoff, a need for supplemental income or the desire …

Peace of Mind for Moms in the Middle

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand A survey by Ameriprise Financial found that two thirds of Baby Boomers’ daughters help their parents with financial matters. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself. Perhaps you’ve also experienced how awkward it can be to have the talk about money matters or caregiving wishes with your parents. Then there’s the other side of the equation. Have you talked with your adult kids about your financial matters, and your vision of how you’d like to live out your …

Help Stop Scams

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work AARP is encouraging members to share their experiences with fraud to help others avoid the same pitfalls. “Telling your story could be a powerful way to help your friends and neighbors protect themselves,” said Jane Margesson of AARP Maine. Depending on their comfort level, participants may choose to give a written statement or a videotaped interview. Videos may be posted—with permission—on the Maine Fraud Prevention Alliance website and AARP Maine’s Facebook page. Have a tale to tell? Email me@aarp.org or …

Listen to AARP Maine State Director and US Senator Susan Collins Discuss “Encore Entrepreneurs”

Posted on 04/23/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Money & Work Here is a link to a recent interview conducted by Carol Higgins Taylor on “Senior Talk” on WVOM FM in Bangor.  This is a great interview about “Encore Entrepreneurs” and how to get started with a small business idea, plus an interesting discussion about some of the issues faced by older workers. http://www.wvomfm.com/pages/7320541.php   Photo: radio-mic-©-Graffizone.jpg

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

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 …