MONEY Magazine Names AARP Utah Area Coordinator Art Sutherland as Utah’s Money Hero

Posted on 07/9/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work In its “50 Heroes, 50 States” list, MONEY magazine selected AARP Utah Area Coordinator Art Sutherland to be Utah’s representative as a person doing creative and extraordinary work to help the finances of others in their state.  Art was nominated by Coalition of Religious Communities Director Linda Hilton and AARP Utah Communications Director Laura Polacheck for his outstanding work on predatory lending issues in the state. Art joined the efforts of the Coalition of Religious Communities to fight predatory lending …

AARP Fraud Watch Network Looks for Utahns to Join

Posted on 06/13/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work AARP knows that fraud will never be eliminated entirely, but there is a lot more that can be done to arm consumers with tools to detect and avoid fraud.  That’s why AARP launched its Fraud Watch Network because of the serious fraud threats here in Utah, where it’s a multi-billion dollar industry, as it is all across the country.  Fraud isn’t just limited to “too good to be true” offers.  According to recent report by Javelin Strategy and Research, more …

Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …

AARP National Office Touts AARP Utah’s Efforts on “Work and Save”

Posted on 05/19/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work By Elaine Ryan, Vice President of State Advocacy and Office Integration, AARP The problem with living in Washington, D.C., too long is that you start to forget all the exciting action happening outside this politics-crazed town. The truth is, the real action is taking place in state capitols around the country. Today I want to take a moment to highlight some of the victories and innovative solutions happening from Hartford to Olympia to help people save for the future and …

Staying Sharp Workshop Comes to Vernal May 31

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work Aging doesn’t have to entail serious mental decline. The AARP Staying Sharp program offers insights on how the brain works and how to maximize mental function later in life. AARP Utah will host a Staying Sharp session at the Uintah County Library in Vernal on May 31. An expert from the University of Utah will discuss how people of all ages can maintain cognitive health, and will address the particular concerns of those caring for family members or friends with …

OLDER UTHANS STRONGLY SUPPORT BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO FIGHT AGE DISCRIMINATION

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work   Older Utahns overwhelmingly support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace, a new AARP survey shows. The poll last month of registered voters 50 and older found a remarkable 85 percent favor passage of the bipartisan “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (POWADA). Significantly, 53 percent of ALL those interviewed said they “strongly” endorsed the bill.  In contrast, only 9 percent oppose passage, the survey reported. “This AARP survey confirms what Utah residents know: huge majorities demand fairness …