AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide Free Tax Assistance and Preparation in Oregon beginning in February 2014

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Money & Work Portland, OR – This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “In 2014 our volunteers were able to obtain refunds for the nearly …

Oregon Ranks 33rd In ID Theft Complaints – AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Money & Work Every Day Behaviors Put Oregonians at Greater Risk of Tax ID Theft  Portland, OR— To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the …

It’s Never Too Late to Save by Joyce DeMonnin

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Money & Work Working Longer: They say pay yourself first when it comes to saving money, but for many busy moms like Sandra Teske, AARP member of Oregon City, she often put her needs last. With two children, she didn’t have a career as a younger woman that allowed her to save for retirement. Little did she know as a younger woman how important Social Security would be to her future.  By the time her kids were grown,Sandra was behind on her retirement …

AARP Oregon 2015 Policy Priorities

Posted on 12/22/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Money & Work The state legislative session begins soon and here is AARP Oregon’s priorities. We can use your help. If you are interested in our advocacy efforts, sign up for regular updates at aarp.org/getinvolved. CAREGIVING CARE Act – The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act improves health, improves care, and reduces health care costs by treating family caregivers as if they are part of the care team of a patient admitted into a hospital. Specifically would: o   Provide an admitted patient an opportunity …

Mid-Life Career Change: Pursuing Your Passion – Real Women Speak

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Money & Work By Michelle M. Cutugno At the end of my last blog post ,  I was on the edge of my seat waiting to hear if my request for reconsideration to Portland State University’s Masters of Social Work program would be viewed favorably. I waited one long month for news, but now, over a year later, I’ve already completed my first year of the program and am enjoying the last few weeks of summer break before my advanced (and final) year begins. …

Teletown Hall to Discuss 50+ Hunger

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Money & Work By Marianne Ryder Have you or do you know someone who has skimped on buying groceries in order to afford needed medication or to pay utility bills? Sadly, this is not uncommon for many 50+ Oregonians. Did you know that Oregon is one of the top five states nationally for hunger among those ages 50-59? Hunger runs deep in our state. It affects old and young alike. However, 50+ hunger is often hidden. Proper nutrition is key to good health …