Starting Your Own Business? These Free Workshops Are for You!

Starting Your Own Business? These Free Workshops Are for You!

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Money & Work Are you close to retirement and exploring new opportunities?  Or, are you wondering how you will manage your life once you retire? A growing number of individuals age 50+ are turning to small business ownership. We call them “Encore Entrepreneurs.” Two workshops are being offered, free of charge, on April 28th and April 29th. Details are below.  Advance registration is required.  If special accommodations are required for either workshop, please register by April 22.   Workshop #1: Monday, April 28, …

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

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 …

Spring into Action with a Career Professional

Spring into Action with a Career Professional

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand I often ask job seekers with more than 20 years of experience how they got into their careers. Surprisingly, most say it was by accident. Think about your own experience. Maybe you took a skills assessment or a career survey in high school or college. Or maybe life circumstances factored into your career choice. Perhaps you took what was available at the time, or made your decision based on family obligations. That’s how a lot of …

DC Tax-Aide Sites Open Until April 15, 2014

DC Tax-Aide Sites Open Until April 15, 2014

Posted on 02/19/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Money & Work AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service. “We know that service through Tax-Aide is vitally important to so many seniors in our …

Life Reimagined and All That Jazz!

Life Reimagined and All That Jazz!

Posted on 12/31/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

Money & Work Was it a jazz set, a networking event or a conversation about entrepreneurship? It was all three as AARP DC recently presented “Life Reimagined for Work” at Takoma Station Tavern in northwest Washington, DC. More than 200 people heard holiday jazz from DC native Marcus Johnson, a Grammy-nominated musician, composer, and entrepreneur. Marcus blended his music with motivational advice for rethinking how individuals can approach work. The Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE were co-sponsors for this unique evening of …

District Residents Invited to Free Jazz Event

District Residents Invited to Free Jazz Event

Posted on 12/10/2013 by | AARPDistrict of Columbia | Comments

Money & Work “An Evening of Jazz, Networking and Life Reimagined for Work!” Featuring DC Native Marcus Johnson: Entrepreneur and Jazz Musician Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:30 – 8:30 pm Takoma Station  (Two blocks from the Takoma Metro Station) Join DC native Marcus Johnson for a free early evening holiday “jazzy” networking event. Johnson will tell you how he blended his love for music and business to create a satisfying career. He’ll motivate you to think about more satisfying career options and how …