Traverse City entrepreneurs hear about starting a business

Traverse City entrepreneurs hear about starting a business

Posted on 04/18/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Money & Work Prospective encore entrepreneurs turned out at a “How to Start a Business” workshop in Traverse City today sponsored by AARP Michigan and the U.S. Small Business Administration. They heard from experts about writing a business plan, securing financing, tapping into marketing resources and other advice for entrepreneurs age 50 and older. Participants also learned the facts and figures about launching a business from Jennifer Feuerstein of AARP Michigan, including: – 63 percent of Americans plan to work during retirement. – …

Pure Michigan DREAMJOB offers career opportunities

Pure Michigan DREAMJOB offers career opportunities

Posted on 04/16/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Money & Work Pure Michigan DREAMJOB 2014 is a one-of-a-kind event that connects career seekers directly to employers in a wide variety of fields from engineering and design to finance and manufacturing, says Christine Quinn, Director, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan. This event provides employment opportunities for qualified candidates, including those 50 and older, for careers at prestigious companies across the State of Michigan.  Pure Michigan DREAMJOB 2014 will be held June 13 at Ford Field, 2000 Brush St., Detroit.  Simply create an …

Financial security, pensions focus of Detroit forum

Financial security, pensions focus of Detroit forum

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Money & Work More than 60 government, business, union and civic leaders from Metro Detroit participated in AARP Michigan’s “Keep the Promise” event on April 3, which focused on financial security in retirement and the plight of Detroit retirees due to the city’s historic bankruptcy.  The lively two-hour program at the Federal Reserve Bank in Detroit featured presentations from Attorney Robert Klausner and Gerri Madrid Davis from SASI, and a panel discussion with community leaders moderated by Detroit Free Press Columnist Susan Tompor. …

Seniors: Protect yourselves from financial fraud

Seniors: Protect yourselves from financial fraud

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Money & Work  From Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office LANSING -   During National Crime Victim Rights Week, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette issued consumer advice to seniors and family members of vulnerable adults on how to avoid falling victim to financial crimes, which are on the rise against the elderly.  “Criminals are very creative, and Michigan seniors make attractive targets for fraud and theft,” said Schuette. “All too often, my office prosecutes scam artists who targeted a retiree’s nest egg and abused their …

AARP, SBA offer help for encore entrepreneurs

AARP, SBA offer help for encore entrepreneurs

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Money & Work                                                                                                      AARP and the U.S. Small     Business Administration will team up again this year to improve the chances for success of “encore entrepreneurs” – people 50 and older who are starting a business – at free workshops in Jackson, Traverse City, Grand Rapids and Lansing during April.  The joint venture will match older entrepreneurs with successful business owners and community leaders for assistance and advice about such things as creating a business plan, securing financing and effective marketing. The Michigan …

Tax tips for seniors

Tax tips for seniors

Posted on 03/17/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Money & Work From Detroit Free Press Jerry sits near the door at the last stop for retirees and others who are receiving free tax help one cold, but sunny March day at Warren City Hall. He makes sure the tax filers authorize that returns can be electronically filed and he reviews returns, too. At 91, he has been volunteering nearly 31 years to prepare taxes for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide service. “I was doing it when we did it on paper,” said …