Planning Your Retirement with Joy!

Posted on 07/20/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Money & Work “We want people to understand that if they want to have a happy retirement they need to be happy before they stop working,” said Kelvin Boston in opening the recent AARP DC financial security seminar “Joyful Retirement: Planning for your Future” that was offered  at AARP headquarters. Boston, was the seminar moderator and host for the public television program “Moneywise.” Boston further stated, “A lot of us think that we have to acquire things and reach certain goals and after …

Speakers Announced! Joyful Retirement: Planning for Your Future

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Money & Work Think you are too young to plan for financial security? Think again! Join AARP DC on Thursday, June 26, 2014 to get started. Planning for the future can be a distant thought. Bring a friend and join AARP DC for a free interactive and holistic seminar on financial security. Discover the benefits of financial planning and budgeting and hear how you can benefit from Social Security, 401(k) plans, Individual Retirement Plans, and safe investment options from experts in the field. …

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 …

Peace of Mind for Moms in the Middle

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand A survey by Ameriprise Financial found that two thirds of Baby Boomers’ daughters help their parents with financial matters. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself. Perhaps you’ve also experienced how awkward it can be to have the talk about money matters or caregiving wishes with your parents. Then there’s the other side of the equation. Have you talked with your adult kids about your financial matters, and your vision of how you’d like to live out your …

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

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 …