Fight Fraud – Shred Instead! Free shredding and E-cycling events

Posted on 09/25/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Money & Work Last year, 12.6 million Americans were the victims of identity theft – that is one person victimized every 3 seconds.  That is why AARP and BECU invite you to bring old documents containing your personal information to our mobile shredding truck for free disposal on October 18. We’ll be at three locations in Tukwila, Everett and Federal Way from 9:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday, October 18 (location details below). This is a shredding and electronics recycling event.  You can bring …

Medicare Open Enrollment Could Mean “Open Season” for Scams

Posted on 09/25/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Money & Work Medicare Open Enrollment is just around the corner.  Beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare Part D (prescription drugs) and Medicare Advantage plans from October 15 – December 7.   But while it’s open enrollment for beneficiaries, it’s also unfortunately open season for con-artists hoping to steal your personal and financial information.  In fact, American’s lose more than 60 billion dollars each year to Medicare fraud. Be on the lookout for Medicare fraud and follow these simple steps: •    Don’t give …

Sign up for SCAM JAM – September 9 in Spokane

Posted on 08/6/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Money & Work                 Scam artists are targeting you and the people you care about Learn how to fight back and spot the cons before they spot you Whether it’s over the phone, through the mail, online or even at your doorstep, con-artists are coming up with new and devious ways to scam you and your loved ones. Millions are lost each day to cons like foreign lottery fraud, bogus investment schemes, and online scams designed …

Upcoming free events / Women to Women: Living Longer, Living Smarter

Posted on 08/6/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Money & Work Do you remember the old saying, “A woman’s work is never done?” We would have to agree with it. You’ve worked hard for a place to call home, a family, a job, and maybe a few extras. But life’s still calling. Finding the time to focus on your future is particularly important for women, who generally have more years to cover in retirement with fewer resources. Join “Bankers Life and Casualty Company” and discover how you can better prepare for …

AARP Foundation offers free “Finances 50+” workshop in Lacey

Posted on 07/27/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Money & Work                 The AARP Foundation and the Charles Schwab Foundation are working together to offer the “Finances 50+” workshop designed to help older adults who are concerned about their financial security. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by not enough money to go around, or simply hoping to save more toward a comfortable retirement, this program offers assistance in setting and achieving goals. The free course is offered as a multi-part series where participants will learn …

Attention Veterans – Beware Pension Poachers

Posted on 07/7/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Money & Work There is a growing scheme in our country, aimed at the people who served it, veterans. Pensions poachers are becoming more prevalent. Both the Federal Trade Commission and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs have issued recent warnings. The scheme involves unscrupulous financial planners or insurance agents claiming to be veteran advocates. The poachers convince veterans to reposition their assets to try to qualify for the Aid and Attendance benefit, which has specific and strict qualifications. The poachers then sell veterans …