It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand Even though 2013 has come and gone, you can still get a tax break when you file your income tax return. How? By contributing to a Traditional IRA. If you’re self-employed, the same applies to your SEP-IRA or Keogh plan. If you need help filing your taxes, you may qualify for free assistance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program. Read on to learn how. Tax Breaks on IRA Contributions The …

Spring into Action with a Career Professional

Spring into Action with a Career Professional

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand I often ask job seekers with more than 20 years of experience how they got into their careers. Surprisingly, most say it was by accident. Think about your own experience. Maybe you took a skills assessment or a career survey in high school or college. Or maybe life circumstances factored into your career choice. Perhaps you took what was available at the time, or made your decision based on family obligations. That’s how a lot of …

288,000

288,000

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work That’s how many Marylanders were kept out of poverty by Social Security income each year, on average, from 2010 to 2012, according to an AARP Public Policy Institute report. Of those, over 200,000 were 65 or older. Nationally, Social Security kept more than 22 million people out of poverty; over 15 million were 65-plus. Here is an infographic displaying quick facts on Social Security in Maryland (click on the image to enlarge):

AARP Maryland Brings Volunteers to Annapolis for Lobby Day

AARP Maryland Brings Volunteers to Annapolis for Lobby Day

Posted on 02/19/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Money & Work Members to Attend Hearings on Retirement Savings and Caregiving FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR INTERVIEW, CONTACT: Tresa Ballard: (410) 370-5305 or tballard@aarp.org Baltimore – AARP MD will testify today on several bills in the House and Senate on important issues for Marylanders 50+. Areas include retirement savings and security, caregiving and raising the state’s tobacco tax. In addition to testimony by State Director Hank Greenberg and Advocacy Director Tammy Bresnahan, AARP members in red AARP t- shirts will fill meeting rooms …

AARP Maryland Pushes to End Minimum Wage Discrimination

AARP Maryland Pushes to End Minimum Wage Discrimination

Posted on 02/10/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Money & Work Bresnahan to testify on Minimum Wage Bill, HB 295 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR INTERVIEW, CONTACT: Tammy Bresnahan: (410) 302-8451 or tbresnahan@aarp.org Baltimore–Currently, Marylanders aged 62+ who work fewer than 25 hours a week can be paid LESS than the current minimum wage. AARP MD will testify on Tuesday, February 11 in front of the Maryland House in support of HB 295—The Maryland Minimum Wage Act of 2014—which would repeal this provision and guarantee older Marylanders that right to the same …

Valentine’s Day Discount: Marcus Johnson & the Urban Jam Band at The Strathmore

Valentine’s Day Discount: Marcus Johnson & the Urban Jam Band at The Strathmore

Posted on 02/4/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Money & Work Looking for something unique to do this Valentine’s Day? You’re in luck! AARP MD is offering a special member discount for a Valentine’s Day concert in Rockville, MD, featuring Billboard Top 10 Jazz keyboardist/pianist Marcus Johnson! Master of the “urban groove,” keyboard master Johnson spikes smooth jazz with the rhythms of rap and the soul of R&B. Johnson’s unique self-taught style of piano play has earned him distinction among his peers, and accolades among critics and fans alike. This performance will …