Don’t Fall For Tax Season Scams

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work 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 AARP Fraud Watch Network in conjunction with the education campaign to help prevent scammers …

Legislative Goal: Help More Workers Save for Retirement

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work AARP is backing legislation that could help more Utahns build retirement savings through payroll deductions. More than half of Utah workers lack access to an employer-sponsored savings plan. With the decline of traditional pensions and limited access to 401(k) plans, many people are not building adequate savings for retirement. The Employee Benefit Research Institute found workers earning between $30,000 and $50,000 were 15 times more likely to save for retirement if they had a plan at work than those without …

Life Reimagined in Utah: He Un-retired and Found a World of Need

Posted on 12/31/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work by Lee Benson of the Deseret News Every day he goes to the office and stares face-first at poverty and need — and he’s never felt so fulfilled in his life. Working at the Utah Food Bank was never Jim Yorgason’s dream job, it’s just turned out that way. His dream job was television, and that came first. Born in Ogden in 1951, Jim and TV grew up together. He majored in communications and business at Weber State and then …

Utahns 50+ Fuel Utah Economy

Posted on 12/29/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work Across the nation, the aging population has proven to be an important and vital source of economic growth, according to “The Longevity Economy: Generating Economic Growth and New Opportunities for Business,” a study conducted in 2013 by Oxford Economics and commissioned by AARP. This study counters long-held beliefs about the negative financial impacts of aging on the US economy by showing that the 50+ population actually fuels growth. What does this mean for policymakers and businesses? Americans 50+ represent a …

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 …