Tax Aide Seeks Volunteers for Upcoming Tax Season

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work Interesting Volunteer Opportunities Available  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide announced it is seeking volunteers in Utah. As the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is recruiting volunteers in the state for tax counseling and leadership positions, as well as public relations and greeter positions.  Each year from February 1 through April 15, trained and certified AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers prepare, free of charge, federal, state and local tax returns for low- and middle -income taxpayers, with special …

AARP Introduces “Real Possibilities University” in 2014

Posted on 12/12/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work  AARP’s “Staying Sharp” presentations on brain fitness and financial fraud have always been popular around the state, but for 2014 we decided to add break-out sessions on topics that our state research showed were of particular interest to Utahns 50+.  The topics added for these additional presentations included how to stay active for life; an overview of wills and living trusts; eating healthy; how to maximize Social Security benefits, and how to make your home fit your needs. Our first Real Possibilities …

AARP Local Discounts in Salt Lake City and Draper

Posted on 12/11/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work  AARP Utah members can enjoy local discounts at the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium*! The discount offer at the museum runds through December 31 of 2015.  Just show your AARP membership card and receive $2 off the admission rate.  The offer isn’t good with other discounts, but includes one guest with each AARP member. If you haven’t visited the Natural History Museum, this is a great excuse to go!  A visit to the museum …

Fa La La or Fraud? Sneakiest Holiday Scams

Posted on 12/9/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work by Sid Kirchheimer The toppers to scams that prey on holiday shoppers: Watch out for these sneaky seasonal ploys that continue to prove their success at getting a quick buck or sneaking malware onto devices for longer-lasting fraud. Bogus Charities The season of giving is a peak time for taking. Top cons aimed at older donors allege help for police, firefighters, veterans and children, so be on guard for phone calls with heartstring-pulling scripts. Also beware of sound-alike organizations of well-recognized legitimate …

Want to Start a New Business? SCORE Can Help

Posted on 12/5/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work Do you have an interest in starting your own business or growing the one you already run? If so, you should consider SCORE as an excellent resource for free mentoring assistance. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. (It stands for Service Corps of Retired …

AARP Tip Sheets for Your Long-Term Financial Security

Posted on 12/3/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work AARP is working to ensure you have the resources and tools you need to take charge of your future by offering free and unbiased information as you work, plan and save for the real possibility of long-term financial security.  Whether you are looking for information on Social Security, finding a job or starting a business, saving and planning, investing, and more, these financial publications are valuable resources that include a helpful “to-do” list of action steps. Download and print these …