Show to Focus on Fighting Fraud

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work AARP is collaborating with New Hampshire Public Television to broadcast a prime-time show on fighting fraud on Monday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. As part of the “Changing Aging in the Granite State” series, the program will cover credit and debit card fraud, identity theft, emotional investing, impostor scams, and how to recognize and outsmart scam artists. “Every day, Granite Staters lose their hard-earned money to identity theft and other types of scams,” said Todd Fahey, AARP state director. “Learning …

Decide. Create. Share.℠ Event for New Hampshire Women

Posted on 08/26/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Money & Work If you’re like most women, you’re a master planner.  You plan your career, your wedding, your children’s education and social activities, your family vacations and holidays.  Orchestrating so many life events for others can leave you with little time for yourself.  However, planning for your own tomorrow is vitally important.  If you don’t plan for yourself, someone else will plan for you.  AARP’s  Decide.Create.Share.℠ free event is a fun, interactive program designed to help women in their 40s, 50s and …

AARP Celebrates Social Security’s 79th Anniversary

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Money & Work In celebration of the 79th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement:  “AARP salutes Social Security, whose growing importance to millions of American families of all political stripes deserves to be celebrated.  Social Security provides earned benefits to approximately 58 million people: 41 million retired workers and their dependents, 6 million survivors of deceased workers (including children), and 11 million workers with disabilities and their dependents.                          “In addition to AARP’s …

Want to start or grow a small business?

Posted on 08/12/2014 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. …