Provo and Salt Lake City Rank in Top Five of “Best Cities for Successful Aging”

Posted on 11/19/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work Utah is known for its fabulous skiing, beautiful national parks (five of them, the most in the country) and clean living, but it’s also recognized as one of the best states for successful aging according to an index released by the Milken Institute on November 18.  Provo was ranked third and Salt Lake City was ranked fifth of 352 U.S. cities in their index, which realizes that most Americans want to age at home and in place as opposed to …

AARP Live–Join the Conversation on November 20

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work We’re living in a digital world.   According to a 2013 Google/Ipsos poll, seventy-eight percent of baby boomers are on line, and 52% of seniors are online and its growing every day.   These age groups spend more time each week on the internet (about 19 hours) than they devote to television, radio and magazines are newspapers.   Yet, millions of people over the age of 50 are not online. Research also shows, once older Americans get on-line they find that digital technology …

Join the AARP Fraud Watch Network

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work Did you know that every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen?  Last year, 13.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft.  Identity theft, investment fraud, and other scams cost Americans $18 billion last year–a figure that is much too high.  To help outsmart con artists before they steal your hard-earned money, join the AARP Fraud Watch Network as a go-to resource.  Anyone of any age can access our information and tools are free of charge. The Fraud Watch Network gives …

Volunteers Needed for Tax Aide and Driver’s Safety

Posted on 08/28/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work AARP UTAH SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AND DRIVER SAFETY Please join AARP Utah as a volunteer for these fabulous programs! Tax Aide provides free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation.  This 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.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide thrives due …

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 …