Pennsylvania Food for thought

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work Farmers markets are great places to pick up locally grown produce—and this fall they’re also a great place to get valuable tips on financial planning and security. Visit AARP Pennsylvania at select Citiparks farmers markets in Pittsburgh to learn about budgeting, improving credit, maximizing Social Security and planning for retirement. Look for the AARP tent at the following farmers markets: Squirrel Hill, Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; East Liberty, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12, …

Financial Success Seminar for Boomer Business Owners – Allentown Area

Posted on 08/26/2015 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Events | Money & Work Have you ever considered turning your interests, hobbies or skills into a small business? Whether you are ready to start your small business or want to wait until after retirement, now is the time to explore the possibilities. You are invited to attend a free program to learn about business start-up and financial basics, including necessary taxes and licenses, legal entity options, financial planning, how to work with your banker, and available resources for entrepreneurs. Financial Success Seminar for Boomer …

Financial Success Seminar for Boomer Business Owners – Pittsburgh Area

Posted on 08/26/2015 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Events | Money & Work Have you ever considered turning your interests, hobbies or skills into a small business? Whether you are ready to start your small business or want to wait until after retirement, now is the time to explore the possibilities. You are invited to attend a free program to learn about business start-up and financial basics, including necessary taxes and licenses, legal entity options, financial planning, how to work with your banker, and available resources for entrepreneurs. Financial Success Seminar for Boomer …

House Bill Will Protect Landline Phone Service in Rural Markets

Posted on 08/24/2015 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Advocacy AARP Pennsylvania today testified at a hearing of the PA House of Representatives Consumer Affairs Committee to support HB 1417, that will protect landline telephone service for consumers in the state’s rural communities by extending funding for the Universal Service Fund until the end of 2021. HB 1417 extends the Universal Service Fund until the end of 2021 and requires a Public Utility Commission investigation of how the Fund should function in the future. AARP believes this offers the right …

Scams Could Turn Dream Vacation Into Nightmare

Posted on 08/24/2015 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Fraud Before you plan your next weekend getaway remember that, even on vacation, you may not be able to “getaway” from scams. Here is a list of scams aimed specifically at hotel guests and vacation spots. Learn how to handle various scam scenarios to help avoid a vacation nightmare.   Scam: Front Desk Payment Scam You arrive at your getaway location and check in at the front desk. But later that night you receive a call from the “front desk” telling …

Volunteers to Help with Hunger Initiatives

Posted on 08/21/2015 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Volunteering Nearly 9 million Americans 50+ are at risk for hunger every day – a staggering 79 percent increase in just 10 years. AARP Foundation’s Drive to End Hunger is working to combat hunger among people 50+ through education, partnerships and innovative approaches that address the root causes of hunger in America. One key objective to address hunger issues is to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) among people age 60+, helping them fight hunger and improve their …