10 Ways to Protect Yourself from ID Theft

Posted on 12/15/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Money & Work New research shows 10 common mistakes Americans regularly make that increase the likelihood of becoming victims of fraud and ID Theft.  AARP fraud expert Doug Shadel recently interviewed a convicted ID thief who ran up thousands of dollars in fraudulent charges on one woman’s accounts. In chilling detail, “Alice” told him how easy it was to pull off. Here are some ways we leave our sensitive financial and personal data open to the “Alices” of the world.  Using non-locking mailboxes. …

Watch Out For These Holiday Scams!

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

Money & Work 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,” …

Sharpen Your Financial Skills

Posted on 11/18/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Money & Work Join AARP at a workshop designed to showcase what savvy people are doing today to ensure the financial outcomes they want for tomorrow.  Whether you are still working – or getting ready to collect Social Security – AARP will introduce you to the tools to help you calculator what you have and what you’ll need.  This free workshop will also help you find real advice about saving more money and cutting down on unnecessary expenses.  Prepare today to experience the …

AARP Hosts Public Events in the North Country

Posted on 10/27/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Money & Work AARP New Hampshire returns to the North Country and invites residents to three separate sessions on November 10, 11 and 12 in Shelburne and Gorham.  The educational sessions are free but RSVPs are required.   Event descriptions and details follow: Monday, November 10, 2014 6:00 to 7:30 pm (light appetizers will be served) 10 Steps to Retirement Town & Country Inn; 20 US Route 2; Shelburne, NH RSVP for this free workshop by calling 1 877 926 8300 Certified Financial Planner Steve …

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 …