Living Longer, Living Smarter in Charlotte

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP North Carolina | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Local Resources | Uncategorized You’ve worked hard for a place to call home, a family, a job, and maybe a few extras.  Orchestrating so many life events for others can leave you with little time for yourself. 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. However, planning for your own tomorrow is vitally important: If you don’t plan for yourself, someone else will plan for you. But …

Robert Palombo honored as a top AARP volunteer leader

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering Washington, DC – Last week, Robert Palombo of Southern Shores participated in the graduation ceremony for AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute or VLI. VLI is a rigorous and innovative training opportunity launched by AARP in December 2012 to mobilize highly skilled and motivated AARP volunteers to the next level of volunteer leadership.  This third VLI class was designed and scheduled to appeal to the “new breed” of volunteer –  tech savvy leaders who may still be in the workforce.  Participants met …

Win Big by Starting Your Savings!

Posted on 02/19/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work By Charmaine Fuller Cooper In a recent text conversation with a close friend, I encouraged her to save a minimum of ten percent each paycheck for retirement and encouraged her to aim for fifteen percent if possible. I was quite surprised when she texted back that she wasn’t saving anything at all. Both of us are intelligent with fulfilling nonprofit careers in our passion areas. We never really focused on money until bill time came and joked that we were …

52 Week Savings Challenge – Is a Credit Union Right for You?

Posted on 02/18/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work This week on “Real Life,” AARP continues to look for ways to save you money. Credit unions often offer benefits not provided by traditional banks. What are they? Are they right for you? “Real Life” will talk to Sherrie Krizic, Senior Vice President, Financial Planning for the Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU). The credit union helps members achieve their financial goals through money management, investments, insurance, and Compass, LGFCU’s online money management tool. Prior to working for LGFCU, Ms. …

Don’t fall prey to tax identification fraud

Posted on 02/10/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Did you know that scam artists are filing fraudulent tax returns and stealing people’s identities? In 2014, the IRS reported over 15 million fraudulent tax returns. If you are a victim, the IRS will notify you by mail that you have filed more than one return. The IRS will never call you. What do you do if you are a victim of tax ID fraud? This week, on AARP’s “Real Life,” you will get some expert tips and advice and …

Give back to Wilmington…volunteer opportunities for all

Posted on 01/29/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering WILMINGTON — Looking for ways to share your life experiences, skills and passions in your community? AARP makes it easy to help out in the Cape Fear Region on the projects and with the people you care about most. On Wednesday, February 4, AARP North Carolina is hosting a “new volunteer orientation” session and dinner at 6:00 pm, at the Hawthorne at Station Community Center , 531 Old MacCumber Station Road , Wilmington, NC 28405 Come learn more about area …