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 …

Oregon Retirement Savings Task Force to Meet Tuesday

Posted on 03/14/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Money & Work New fact-finding panel will explore ways to help Oregonians increase retirement savings Formed by bipartisan legislation, Interim Task Force on Retirement Savings convenes Tuesday SALEM – The demographics are daunting. Oregon’s senior population is projected to double in the next two decades. Yet at the same time, many people have little or no retirement savings – and an estimated half of workers do not even have a retirement savings option through their employer. The low rate of savings for retirees is expected …

Spring into Action with a Career Professional

Spring into Action with a Career Professional

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand I often ask job seekers with more than 20 years of experience how they got into their careers. Surprisingly, most say it was by accident. Think about your own experience. Maybe you took a skills assessment or a career survey in high school or college. Or maybe life circumstances factored into your career choice. Perhaps you took what was available at the time, or made your decision based on family obligations. That’s how a lot of …

Filing Taxes? Help is Here

Filing Taxes? Help is Here

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work   By Lynne Terry After decades of doing her own taxes, then her children’s taxes, and even helping refugees with their taxes, Pat Fischer gave herself a break in 2010 and used AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. “It was the biggest treat,” Fischer said. “I didn’t have to worry if I got things right.” Fischer, a 65-year-old Eugene resident, was among 84,000 taxpayers who used Tax-Aide in Oregon in 2013. The program has 1,200 volunteers across the state who work with taxpayers, …

290,000

290,000

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work That’s how many Oregonians were kept out of poverty by Social Security income each year, on average, from 2010 to 2012, according to an AARP Public Policy Institute report. Of those, 194,000 were 65 or older. Nationally, Social Security kept more than 22 million people out of poverty; over 15 million were 65-plus.

Career Transformations

Posted on 02/19/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Money & Work Have you or a loved one recently been laid off or are looking for work? Are you thinking about changing careers? Whether you are seeking meaning in your career, or just a new job, or simply want to explore your real possibilities, don’t miss the Career Transformations Conference in Medford on Saturday, March 15th.  AARP Oregon is proud to be a sponsor of this great annual event again this year along with Southern Oregon University and other community partners. Join us …