Managing Your Utility Bills

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

Money & Work 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, …

Aging Population Source of Economic Growth, Not a Drain

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Money & Work AARP and Oxford Economics recently released a report on New Hampshire’s “Longevity Economy”  that shows households headed by people 50 and older generate half of the state’s gross domestic product, and over half of jobs and state taxes.  Though only four in 10 of New Hampshire’s population is 50+, they generated $25 billion in consumer spending. “We often hear the aging population is a burden on national and state economies,” said AARP New Hampshire State Director Todd Fahey.  “This report …

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

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

Money & Work 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 …

Workshops Address Money Worries

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work Wish you had a trusted coach to help you manage money better and figure out when you’ll be able to retire? A free workshop, AARP Foundation Finances 50+, will play that role for some New Hampshire residents in October. Participants at previous workshops have reported benefits such as prioritizing debt payments, avoiding unnecessary fees and even worrying less about money. Volunteer instructor Diane Vince isn’t surprised. “I think about financial security or financial planning as being as important as people’s …

Take control of your financial future!

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Money & Work Would you like to learn smart money habits?  You’re not alone!  Over 20 million people 50+ are overwhelmed by mounting debt, poor credit, and/or lack of savings.  Take the first step and learn to better manage your money with AARP Foundation Finances 50+℠ workshops  — October 14, 21 and 28 – at Hooksett  Library. “AARP Foundation and Charles Schwab Foundation have developed this three-part program to help everyone with smart money habits,” said AARP New Hampshire Associate State Director for Outreach Sarah …

Want to start or grow a small business?

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

Money & Work 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 …