Happy 79th Anniversary Social Security!

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Money & Work Just last month we celebrated the 49th anniversary of Medicare. On August 14th we are celebrate another program that has helped millions of Americans since its creation- Social Security! Today Social Security continues to help hundreds of thousands of Mainers, of all ages. There are approximately 314,392 Social Security beneficiaries in Maine,  many of whom rely on the program for their sole source of income. In fact, a report from the Center on Budget and Public Priorities reports that in …

A New Phone Scam Targeting Mainers

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Money & Work “Don’t hang up!” This is how the latest scam call begins, and the scam artists are hoping it will end with your giving them your money. Many Mainers have reported receiving a phone call in which they are told not to hang up and that AARP is making available a senior alert system. The caller also says that you have been referred to the program by a physician and if you buy into the program, you will receive $3,000 in …

AARP Maine Voices Mixed Reaction to PUC’s Decision on Central Maine Power’s Rate Increase

Posted on 07/29/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Money & Work NEWS RELEASE:  07/29/14 Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director (207) 400-1026/ lparham@aarp.org Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628/ jmargesson@aarp.org   AARP Maine Voices Mixed Reaction to PUC’s Decision on Central Maine Power’s Rate Increase Calls the Negotiated Proposal Only a Small Win for CMP’s 500,000 Customers PORTLAND: AARP Maine voiced a mixed reaction today following the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) announcement of its final decision regarding a steep rate increase proposed earlier this year by Central Maine …

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 …