Utility Watchdog Team Fights for Fair Rates

Posted on 08/12/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work Anticipating that power utility NV Energy will propose rate changes this summer, AARP Nevada is recruiting volunteers to join its Utility Watchdogs team. Summer cooling costs are particularly burdensome for Nevadans on fixed incomes. When the state Public Utilities Commission considers a rate case, AARP experts comment on the proposal, and the AARP Nevada Utility Watchdog team ensures consumers’ voices are heard. The volunteers recently helped defeat a Southwest Gas proposal to charge customers for infrastructure replacement before the work …

Get ready for your future: Tips & tools for savings, retirement planning and more

Posted on 06/18/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Money & Work Whether you’re planning for retirement, travel, home remodeling or sending the kids to college, financial security is a crucial piece of your future.  Yet many people feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start when it comes to planning.   That’s why AARP Nevada is presenting a series of workshops connecting you with tips, free tools and information that can help.  Learn about finding the savings vehicles that are best for you, ways to cut costs, determining how much money you will need in retirement to achieve your goals, …

AARP Nevada and “watchdogs” help avert proposed Southwest Gas surcharge

Posted on 06/18/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Money & Work In a victory for consumers across the state, AARP Nevada and hundreds of volunteers helped stop a recent proposal to bring a new surcharge to Southwest Gas customers.  The Southwest Gas proposal for Gas Infrastructure Replacement -  an accelerated replacement of aging gas lines - required extra payments from residential customers before the work was completed, or even started – the equivalent of ratepayers giving a loan to the utility company to complete its work. AARP Nevada spoke out against the surcharge, providing testimony at hearings as well as written comments to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).  Volunteer …

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 …

Survey: Older Nevadans strongly support bipartisan legislation to fight age discrimination

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Money & Work Older Nevadans overwhelmingly support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace, a new AARP survey shows. The poll conducted this month of registered voters 50 and older found a remarkable 85 percent favor passage of the bipartisan “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (POWADA). In contrast, only 8 percent oppose passage, the survey reported.  “This AARP survey confirms what Nevadans know: huge majorities demand fairness for older workers,” said Hilarie Grey, communications director for AARP Nevada. “And that …

Nevadans, get free assistance preparing and filing your taxes!

Posted on 03/3/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Money & Work Need a little help preparing and filing your taxes? You’re in luck! This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the Tax-Aide program.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.      “The Tax-Aide …