10 Tips to Reinvent Your Career

Posted on 07/8/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Money & Work If you’re making a career change—by choice or out of necessity—you can take steps to help ensure a smooth transition. AARP is here to help with a variety of resources at www.aarp.org/WorkResources. Help includes tips on networking, learning about job openings, researching employers and applying for positions. Here are 10 tips to help you make a successful transition to a new career. Tip #1: Inventory your skills. Draw four columns on a sheet of paper. In the first column, make …

Get the Inside Scoop On Scams and Fraud in VT

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Vermont | 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 …

AARP Live Looks at Fraud on Thursday Night Show

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Money & Work Frauds and scams will be the focus of this month’s AARP Live airing Thursday, May 22nd at 10 p.m. ET on the RFD-TV network.   May is Older American’s month and, unfortunately, older Americans are often the target of con artists. We’ll go inside the mind of one crook as he reveals how he was so successful scamming grandparents. And, we’ll share tips and information how to keep you from becoming a victim.  Panelists on this month’s show will include …

Tune in for Tips On Fraud Prevention

Posted on 05/13/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Money & Work Did you know that every three seconds someone’s identity is stolen? Con artists have been around since the dawn of time, but the problem is worse today that ever, and older Americans are in the crosshairs of these criminals.  Last year alone, 12.6 million citizens were victims of identity theft! How can you protect yourself from identity theft and fraud? What are some of the ways these scammers get you to take the bait – even when you think you …

Governor Signs Bill Preventing Predatory Pension Lending

Posted on 04/22/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Money & Work   Governor Peter Shumlin today signed a bill into law that effectively prevents predatory online lending institutions from preying upon older Vermonters.  The legislation, drafted by AARP Vermont and others, impacts companies offering cash advances to pensioners in exchange for part or all of their pension payments – often at very high interest rates. The new law requires these companies to register with the state and comply with strict regulations on interest rates, disclosures, etc. — or face stiff penalties. …

Don’t be the Next Victim!

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Money & Work Every day another older Vermonter is ripped off by a telephone, Internet or mail scam. Aggressive scam artists are targeting seniors across the country to the tune of billions! Find out how you can recognize a con, protect yourself and avoid becoming the next victim. You’re invited to a free, informational presentation about the latest scams and how to prevent a loss.   Join us for expert presentations from AARP and the Vermont Attorney General’s office. White River Junction:  Monday, …