Want to start or grow a small business?

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Money & Work Is starting a small business right for you?  Do you have a great business idea?  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 growing your own small …

Take control of your financial future!

Posted on 07/2/2014 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 – July 16, 23 and 30 – at UNH Manchester.  AARP Foundation and Charles Schwab Foundation have developed this three-part program to help everyone with smart money habits. AARP Foundation Finances 50+℠ workshops can help you make objective …

Risky Behaviors Can Lead to Online Fraud

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

Money & Work Certain behaviors or events can increase the risk of being scammed, a recent AARP study found. Internet users who click on pop-up ads, sign up for free trials or rarely change their passwords for email or online banking are more likely to become victims. Negative experiences such as loss of a job also can boost the risk. “Clicking on a pop-up or signing up for a freebie does not necessarily lead to being scammed,” said Todd Fahey, AARP state director. …

New Hampshire Receives Low Scores on Long-Term Care System

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Money & Work New Hampshire ranks #46 when it comes to offering services that help keep people in their homes and communities as they age. AARP warns more must be done to change our long-term care system in order to give people the care they want and need, in the setting of their choice, at a lesser price. Nearly all – 94% — of New Hampshire residents say they want to age at home, and not a nursing home.  Raising Expectations 2014: A …

AARP Volunteer Speaks Out on Fraud Watch Network

Posted on 06/13/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Money & Work Volunteer fraud fighter Bob Denz of Sutton — a retired FBI agent — offers the following about AARP’s recently-launched Fraud Watch Network: AARP has launched a massive Fraud Watch Network campaign to protect consumers from becoming victims of con artists.  The goal is to arm members and non-members with information on how to safeguard against scams, identity theft, bogus investments and fake charities.  It is through informed, involved and vigilant citizens that this annual multi-billion dollar criminal business can be …

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 …