Good at Math? Like Helping People?

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work | Wisconsin By Larry Sussman On his first day as a Tax-Aide volunteer, Bill Best helped a woman in her 80s. He asked if she wanted the refund check mailed to her or automatically deposited in the bank. “I want to feel the paper,” the woman said without hesitation. “That set the tone for me, and I knew that I would like the work,” said Best, 70, of Wauwatosa, a coordinator for four sites in the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program in Wisconsin. …

Help Prepare Taxes for Those in Need

Posted on 10/20/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Volunteering | Wisconsin AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. And they need your help! Thousands of low- to moderate- income Wisconsinites, especially those 60 and older, need help preparing their taxes. Volunteer for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and make sure they get all the deductions and credits they deserve. You’ll be helping people in your own community with a much-needed service that’s free, individualized and has no strings attached. Not good with numbers? No problem! There’s a volunteer …

Make the Most of Medicare Open Enrollment

Posted on 10/14/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Wisconsin Medicare open enrollment, which begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, is the one time each year when you can make changes to get the health and drug coverage that fit you best. Your needs and Medicare plan benefits can change over time, so use the open enrollment period to compare your options and if necessary, switch to another Medicare plan that fits you better. You can compare the plans available in your area, and enroll in a new …

8 Things to Know About Voting in Wisconsin

Posted on 10/12/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy | Wisconsin Election Day is almost here. Here are eight things to know about voting in Wisconsin. Click the links below to learn more about each topic and be sure to vote and make your voice heard!   Photo ID is NOT Required – The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that photo ID will NOT be required for the Nov. 4 election. Due to several rulings by lower courts over the past couple of months, the status of this law has changed several times.   MyVote Wisconsin – On the …

AARP WI Co-Sponsoring Governor’s Debate

Posted on 10/12/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Events | Wisconsin AARP Wisconsin, in partnership with the WBA Foundation, is co-sponsoring two gubernatorial debates between Governor Scott Walker and challenger Mary Burke. The candidates first shared a stage on Friday, Oct. 10 in Eau Claire.  There will be a second and final debate on Friday, Oct. 17 in Milwaukee. The one-hour debate begins at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on many radio and television stations throughout the state. We hope you tune in to find out where the candidates stand on the …

Questions to Ask Candidates

Posted on 10/11/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy | Wisconsin With the primary election now in the rear view mirror, voters across Wisconsin will soon be bombarded with all kinds of promises from candidates seeking your vote on Nov. 4. History tells us that while some of these promises will be kept, many will not. That’s why it’s up to us as voters to look past the sound bites and try to be as informed as possible about where the candidates stand on critical issues before we head to the …