Want to start or grow a small business?

Want to start or grow a small business?

Posted on 04/16/2014 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 and the Small Business Administration.  In three locations – Plymouth, Keene and Lebanon – these free 90-minute forums can help you start or grow …

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand Even though 2013 has come and gone, you can still get a tax break when you file your income tax return. How? By contributing to a Traditional IRA. If you’re self-employed, the same applies to your SEP-IRA or Keogh plan. If you need help filing your taxes, you may qualify for free assistance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program. Read on to learn how. Tax Breaks on IRA Contributions The …

Seminars for Entrepreneurs

Seminars for Entrepreneurs

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work Many boomers are launching small businesses—whether to augment income, pursue a dream or make the world a better place. To help them succeed, AARP New Hampshire, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Center for Women’s Business Advancement are cosponsoring seminars for encore entrepreneurs.  Three such events are scheduled this month in Keene, Lebanon and Plymouth. At each seminar, a panel of experts will discuss local resources available to people interested in starting or growing a new business.  Only 13 …

Granite Staters Saved Millions on Prescription Drugs Under ACA

Granite Staters Saved Millions on Prescription Drugs Under ACA

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Money & Work The numbers are in, and they are impressive – New Hampshire residents on Medicare saved $34,646,852 on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $843. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable Care Act and its provision closing the “donut hole,” the gap in Medicare Part D …

AARP Report:  Who is Most Susceptible to Online Fraud?

AARP Report: Who is Most Susceptible to Online Fraud?

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Money & Work How you feel may just be the determining factor when it comes to scammers getting their hook, line and sinker into you.  A first-of-its-kind AARP study takes an in-depth look at what Granite Staters are doing (or not doing) to put themselves at a higher risk for on-line fraud.   The study, Caught in the Scammer’s Net, compared victims and non-victims and details the key online behaviors of Granite Staters age 18 and older that can make them fodder for some …

Spotted a Scam? Tell Us About It!

Spotted a Scam? Tell Us About It!

Posted on 03/4/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Money & Work Every 3 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. That’s why AARP launched the Fraud Watch Network to fight fraud and ID theft and give you access to information to protect yourself and your family.  Help safeguard your community from fraudsters.  Visit the Fraud Watch Network Map to see what’s been reported in your area. Then click the big red button on the right to share scams you’ve spotted with others.  If you haven’t already, sign up for Fraud Watch Network Alerts …