Fa La La or Fraud? Sneakiest Holiday Scams

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

Money & Work | Utah 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 | Utah | Volunteering 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

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | Utah 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 …

Inside the December Issue of the AARP Bulletin

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

About AARP | Utah Looking ahead to 2015; toast to the future of social security and medicare; George W. Bush talks about the lessons he learned from dad; top 10 most dangerour cities for pedestrians; special safety report on top hazards for seniors; & more   Looking Ahead to 2015: With the year soon coming to an end, the December issue of AARP Bulletin takes a look at what’s next for 2015. Be sure to look for your edition–inside is a 7-page guide with featured trends in …

Volunteer as a Citizen Observer in Utah’s Courts

Posted on 11/20/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Utah | Volunteering Do you value fairness in our state courts? Would you like to use your observation and writing skills to help improve Utah’s courts? The Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission [“JPEC”] is seeking citizen volunteers to observe and evaluate judges throughout the state.  Volunteers write reports that judges use for self-improvement purposes and that JPEC uses as one of several factors in deciding whether judges should be recommended for retention at election time. This is a unique opportunity for engaged citizens to …

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

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

Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Money & Work | Press | Utah 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 …