Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …

Job seekers are Invited to Employment Expo in Williamsburg

Posted on 05/7/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Money & Work Are you at a point in your career where you’re asking, “What’s next”?  Many times experienced workers can face unique challenges finding the best fit when seeking a job. The Senior Services Coalition of Greater Williamsburg invites local job seekers to explore the vast employment opportunities on June 26 at the 5th Annual Senior Service Coalition Employment Expo. “AARP Virginia is proud to be a sponsor for this Hampton area job fair geared for people 45 and older,” said James …

Fairfax 50+ Employment Expo

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Money & Work AARP, in collaboration with the The Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) and Fairfax County, will host a 50+ Employment Expo May 30, 2014, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax Free Parking and Free to all jobseekers. No pre-registration for Jobseekers. Over 50 and looking for a job, recruiters from employers, including non-profits, for profits, government, retail, IT, healthcare, technology and more.  In addition, there will be seminars, an Internet Cafe (to …

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand Even though 2013 has come and gone, you can still get a tax break when you file your income tax return. How? By contributing to a Traditional IRA. If you’re self-employed, the same applies to your SEP-IRA or Keogh plan. If you need help filing your taxes, you may qualify for free assistance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program. Read on to learn how. Tax Breaks on IRA Contributions The …

Virginia Residents Saved over $219 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 Under the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Money & Work The numbers are in, and they are impressive   Virginia residents on Medicare saved $219,947,463 on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $890. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable Care Act and its provision closing the “donut hole,” the gap in Medicare Part D prescription …

Free Events for Wannabe Entrepreneurs in March

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Money & Work Workshops to promote entrepreneurship among individuals ages 50 and older The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will host “encore entrepreneur” events in Fredericksburg and Charlottesville in March, focusing on people who are considering starting a business as a second career. “AARP supports developing opportunities for older Americans to pursue entrepreneurship as a means to generate income, boost financial security and assist others in meeting needs,” said AARP Virginia State President Bob Blancato.  “AARP creates real possibilities by connecting experienced workers …