Looking for your “what’s next?” in life?

Posted on 01/6/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Money & Work Woulda, coulda, shoulda ……. We all think about “what’s next?” but often wonder where to start and how to make it real. That’s why AARP New Hampshire is offering a Life Reimagined Check-Up – on January 27 at 6:00 pm — at the Red River Theatres in Concord.  “Whether you want to start a new career, build a new business or live your dream, Life Reimagined Check-Ups can provide real help to pursue your possibilities and connect with a community to …

Older Buyers Drive State’s Economy

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work Exploding the myth that an aging population is a burden on the economy, a new report shows that Granite Staters age 50-plus make up 39 percent of the state’s population but account for 50 percent of its economic output. Prepared by Oxford Economics for AARP, the Longevity Economy report highlights economic activity supported by consumer spending in households headed by someone 50-plus. In New Hampshire, people 50 and older account for 54 percent of jobs and 57 percent of consumer …

Aging Population Source of Economic Growth, Not a Drain

Posted on 12/30/2014 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 …

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 …