Season’s Cheatings! Get Wise to Holiday Shopping Scams

Posted on 12/12/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Money & Work Black Friday has kicked off the official holiday shopping season, so here’s a rundown of the most common scams aimed at shoppers — and how you can avoid them: The name game Scammer-run websites use the names of popular items and retailers to steal credit card and password information or deliver malware. You’re led to them when you do online keyword searches, including terms like “discount toys.”  Top Seasonal Scams to Avoid Search away to compare prices, but before you click on …

Have you saved enough to cover health care costs?

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Money & Work Today, AARP released a new survey that says more than half of working Americans over age 50 (55%) don’t think they’ll have enough money for health care as they reach the age they expect to retire. While Medicare only covers about half of health costs, four in ten (38%) say they haven’t saved anything at all for such expenses even though multiple studies show that these costs often reach more than $200,000 for a retired couple. AARP also found that …

AARP Live Returns August 21st with Conversation on Scams

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Money & Work  Con artists are working overtime to steal your personal information but you can learn how to protect yourself. Watch AARP Live Thursday, August 21st at 10 p.m. ET. We’ll hear from long-time AARP employee Sally Hurme whose husband Art was the victim of the Imposter Scam – also known as the Grandparent Scam. We’ll also talk about the Jury Scam, the AARP Medical Device Scam and showcase how state offices around the country are helping AARP members protect themselves from …

No 401(k)? You Have Options

Posted on 08/11/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Money & Work Are you working for an employer that doesn’t offer a 401(k)-type retirement savings plan? This can be a real worry for millions of working Americans, who fear they can’t effectively save for retirement without a 401(k).   The good news is you still can save for retirement and work toward self-sufficiency when it comes time for you to stop working. And it’s easier than you may think.   AARP offers a variety of resources to help you plan for your …

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 …