Upset about lost medical deductions? Time to take action!

Posted on 05/5/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing By Charmaine Fuller Cooper Changes to state tax laws that took effect last year have left seniors holding the bag. Most older adults didn’t fully realize the impact until filing their 2014 taxes this spring.  Here’s what was lost: Up to $2,000 in deductions for private retirement income Deductions for medical expenses (previously able to deduct expenses that exceed 10% of Adjusted Gross Income if under 65 and 7.5% if over 65)   While lawmakers may have thought a higher …

Let your possibilities soar with AARP

Posted on 05/5/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP | Community | Events | veterans GOLDSBORO – In appreciation for military families and veterans, AARP will be exhibiting at Wings over Wayne 2015, May 16-17, providing information and support to help people live healthier and more financially secure lives. Visitors to the AARP air show exhibit at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base can participate in fun activities, receive free personal commemorative event photos, win prizes, and enter a chance to win smart tablets and VIP tickets to the Kellie Pickler concert on Saturday, May 16.* …

Talk to your kids about money

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Finances 50+ | Home & Family | Money & Work   Do you talk to your kids about your money? Have you had a family discussion about your financial matters? Financial advisers suggest that all family members be kept in the loop. It becomes even more important as you get older. But what should you tell adult children about your money? This week on Real Life, you’ll hear some suggestions on how to start the conversation. With a little insight, you’ll gain much greater peace of mind. Find out how …

Charlotte Spring Workshops and Programs

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP North Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Caregiving | Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Volunteering Life Reimagined The life you’ve dreamed of having is actually very possible. To make it real doesn’t require major tasks or grand gestures. It’s about making small and simple steps to help you figure out what you really want, and then starting to make that happen. Join us for a Life Reimagined Check Up and discover the real possibilities within yourself. Upcoming Sessions: May 5, 10:30am. Cornelius Public Library. Info and Registration. Living Longer, Living Smarter AARP’s four part series …

Charlotte Volunteers Awarded for Their Great Work

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP North Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Caregiving | Community | Volunteering AARP North Carolina Awards Charlotte Volunteers for Their Commitment to Serving the 50+ Community in the Queen City CHARLOTTE– Two women were honored by AARP North Carolina this week for their commitment to improving the lives of the 50 plus in the community in the Queen City. Lori Love of Charlotte has been instrumental in helping mid-life adults think about their own financial and health security when as they get older. As an instructor for AARP’s Living Longer, Living Smarter program, …

AARP Urging State Legislature to Support Adult Guardianship Bill

Posted on 04/24/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving RALEIGH – AARP North Carolina is urging State Legislators to pass a law already adopted in forty states to recognize adult guardianship orders uniformly across state lines and allow guardians to provide for their loved ones regardless of where they live. State House Bill 817, the Uniform Adult Guardianship Act, would create a simple solution to iron out costly and timely jurisdictional issues for family caregivers. According to AARP NC Associate State Director Charmaine Fuller Cooper, “We are a mobile …