Watch Out For These Holiday Scams!

Posted on 12/12/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Local Resources With shoppers expected to spend $616.9 billion on holiday gifts, scammers are gearing up to rip off unsuspecting consumers. That’s why AARP Fraud Watch Network developed a free, online resource guide so families can protect themselves and those they love from holiday scams. The guide, found at www.aarp.org/holidayscams, focuses on three of the more common holiday scams: online shopping scams, gift card fraud and fake charities.  “It’s the season of giving, but for con artists, it’s the season of taking,” …

Managing Your Utility Bills

Posted on 10/13/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Local Resources The following is reprinted with permission of the Office of Consumer Advocate in their newsletter dated October 13, 2014. You may have heard that the price of electricity for this upcoming winter season has increased due to market prices.  Therefore, utilities that buy energy supply in the market have experienced price spikes.  To help manage the increases the Office of Consumer Advocate encourages you to take steps to reduce your electricity usage. Many people have already implemented energy conservation measures, …

It’s Medicare Open Enrollment Time!

Posted on 10/10/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Local Resources It’s Medicare Open Enrollment, that one time every year where you can make changes to your Medicare plan. From October 15 to December 7, you can review your health and prescription drug plans for 2015.  “Don’t miss this seven-week window to make changes to your insurance coverage,” said AARP New Hampshire State President Dick Chevrefils. “If your health and prescription drug needs have changed, or your current plan has made changes, now is the time to make adjustments.”  During Medicare …

AARP New Hampshire Releases Nonpartisan Voters’ Guides

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Local Resources AARP New Hampshire has released voters’ guides featuring positions from US Senate, Congress and Governor – in their own words – on critical issues facing our country and state. The nonpartisan Voters’ Guides highlight views of Shaheen, Brown, Shea-Porter, Guinta, Kuster and Garcia on Medicare, Social Security and saving for the future. Hassan and Havenstein share their views on saving for the future, family caregiving, home- and community-based services, and transportation. Voters of all ages may view the voters’ guides …

Looking to Give Back? Become a Tax-Aide Volunteer!

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Local Resources AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate incomes through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. In its 46th year, the nation’s free tax assistance and preparation service gives special attention to an older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has grown tremendously since is inaugural team of just four volunteers in 1968. In 2014, 35,000 volunteers at …

Want to start or grow a small business?

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Local Resources Is starting a small business right for you?  Do you have an idea to start your own small business?  Need basic information on what to do next, understand how much it will cost, and find out where to go for assistance? Then you may want to attend the Encore Entrepreneur Forum sponsored by AARP New Hampshire, Small Business Administration, and Center for Women’s Business Advancement.  Participate in this free 90-minute forum and learn about the first steps in starting or …