Get 40% off the online AARP Safe Driver Course this month

Get 40% off the online AARP Safe Driver Course this month

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Local Resources | Washington Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50-plus have never looked back since they got their first driver’s license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. You can save 40% off the Online Driver Safety Course, April 1st through the 30th  – Visit www.aarpdriversafety.org and enter the promotion code “APRIL40” when prompted during registration and checkout. Upon registration, participants have …

Fraud Watch Alert – beware of consumer rip-offs by mudslide charity scams

Fraud Watch Alert – beware of consumer rip-offs by mudslide charity scams

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Money & Work | Washington As donors consider contributing to relief efforts for the Snohomish County mudslide tragedy, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman are urging consumers to be on guard against scam artists who try to take advantage of the situation. The officials joined forces with the Better Business Bureau in reminding consumers that rip-off artists follow news coverage of natural disasters like this one and swoop in under the guise of helping victims, but end up victimizing the well-intended …

Free movie tickets!  The Railway Man on April 15 - SOLD OUT

Free movie tickets! The Railway Man on April 15 – SOLD OUT

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Washington Thank you for your interest in our free movie showing.  Unfortunately, we are full.  Please check back on this webpage often for notifications of future free screenings.   AARP Seattle invites you and a guest to a free April 15 screening of “The Railway Man,” starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. Based on the bestselling autobiography, The Railway Man tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner …

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Drive Green Into Spring: 5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Driving

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

Home & Family | Washington By Julie E. Lee From recycling, to sustainable grocery bags, to “Meatless Mondays,” Americans are finding many ways to “go green.” If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint, making environmentally conscious decisions doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there is one simple way to curb your impact on a regular basis. It starts with your driving. Most Americans rely on their personal vehicle to get around on a daily basis. But unfortunately, our cars are a significant source …

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 | Washington 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 …

How to Volunteer: Opportunities Abound

How to Volunteer: Opportunities Abound

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Volunteering | Washington By Dana Neuts When Stephen Guild, 72, volunteered to work for the AARP Foundation Fraud Fighter Call Center in Seattle, he did not know he would talk to a couple who lost all of their savings—$70,000—when they sponsored an Elvis impersonator who scammed them. “He was a smooth operator,” Guild recalled. It was too late to help that couple, but Guild has found fulfillment talking to other adults to help them avoid fraud. Guild volunteers several hours a week for …