Tax Relief for Nebraskans with Social Security Benefits

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

Money & Work Fewer Nebraskans will pay state tax on Social Security income under a new law. Taxpayers whose adjusted gross income for 2015 is less than $58,000 per couple or $43,000 per individual will be exempt from state taxes on benefits. The law also indexes tax brackets for inflation, so taxpayers won’t end up in a higher bracket in the future simply because they receive cost-of-living increases. AARP Nebraska had long advocated these changes. Previously, Nebraska was one of six states that …

Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …

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 …

Don’t Give Your Nest Egg to Scammers

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

Money & Work Nebraskans can learn how to outsmart con artists at a workshop on investment fraud on May 28 in Omaha. Experts from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and AARP Foundation will explain how to avoid and report the latest scams. According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), investment fraud is likely to increase as more than 77 million boomers retire in the next 20 years. Cosponsored by AARP Nebraska, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and Omaha Public Library, the …

Job hunting in your own backyard

Posted on 04/30/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Money & Work Do you live in or near Omaha? If you are job hunting or wish to polish your job-seeking skills, look no further than your own backyard. The 12th Annual John Bernardi Job Fair, co-sponsored by Omaha Public Library and AARP Nebraska, will be held in Omaha from May 13 to May 16. All of the week’s skill-building sessions and job fair will take place at the library’s Washington Branch at 2868 Ames Avenue. The events are free and no RSVP …

Outsmarting Investment Fraud Session with Lunch on May 28

Posted on 04/30/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Money & Work Join us for lunch in Omaha on Wednesday, May 28 to get the scoop on how to keep your money safe from investment scams! The FINRA Investor Education Foundation, AARP Nebraska and Omaha Public Library are hosting an  “Outsmarting Investment Fraud” session open to the public. Experts from the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and AARP Foundation will conduct the session. The free program will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library’s Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood …