Want to Start or Grow a New Biz After 50?

Want to Start or Grow a New Biz After 50?

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

Events | Money & Work | Wisconsin Are you over age 50 and ready for a new life challenge? Have you always wanted to start your own business in this phase of your life, but have never known where to begin? We can help. AARP Wisconsin and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to hold Encore Entrepreneur mentoring events April 8-9 in Appleton and Sheboygan Falls.  These  events, which are free and open to AARP members and non-members, are designed to provide counseling, mentoring …

Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

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

Health & Wellbeing | Wisconsin By Nicole Duritz If you’re like me, one of the more uncomfortable parts about seeing a doctor is putting on the paper gown. Does the opening go in the front or the back? Can I get it on before the door opens? Why is the office always so cold? Sometimes I feel just as exposed when I don’t understand certain terms in the pages of paperwork my insurance provider sends me after a routine appointment. For many people, the language …

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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 | Wisconsin 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 | Wisconsin 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 …

Plan for Your Retirement and a Financially Secure Future

Plan for Your Retirement and a Financially Secure Future

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

Money & Work | Wisconsin By Marie Rohde If the thought of retirement gives you sweaty palms and brings on a major headache, you’re not alone. “We have the tools to help you plan for retirement,” said Lisa Lamkins, federal advocacy director for AARP Wisconsin. “People are hungry for accurate information.” Throughout the year, AARP Wisconsin will hold a series of events focusing on Social Security, pensions and retirement planning. The events will include traditional workshops and telephone town halls as well as “happy hours” …

Open Enrollment Deadline is Here

Open Enrollment Deadline is Here

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Wisconsin The deadline for open enrollment in the new health insurance marketplace is TODAY, March 31st.   However, the deadline has been extended for those consumers who were “in line” but who haven’t been able to complete enrollment.  The U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services said, “Just like Election Day, if you are in line when the polls close, you get to vote.  We won’t close the door on those who tried to get covered and were unable to do so …