AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE WILL PROVIDE FREE TAX PREPARATION

Posted on 01/21/2016 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Tax season is underway. This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers across Vermont with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. Trained counselors are ready to help Vermonters file electronically …

Expo Workshop — What’s your “What’s Next”?

Posted on 01/15/2016 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

At the 50+ and Boomer Expo: Life Reimagined Ever wondered what you want to do next in life? What’s your next chapter? You’re not alone. A Life Reimagined Check-Up, developed by AARP, facilitates a conversation about where you’ve been and where you’d like to go or do going forward – your “what’s next”. Whether you’ve retired, lost a job, divorced, moved or gone through another life transition, this program is has helped thousands of seniors and Boomers to move forward. …

What’s Next? A Life Reimagined Checkup Could Tell You

Posted on 01/1/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Many people face major life changes at age 50-plus. That’s why AARP Vermont is offering Life Reimagined checkups to help Vermonters navigate transitions related to work, relationships and well- being. Through activities and conversations, participants reflect on where they are and where they want to go, and then plan a path to get there. “It’s fun, it’s contemplative, and it’s a great way to begin your personal next steps,” said Dave Reville, AARP state communications director. A Life Reimagined checkup …

Outsmart the Scammers

Posted on 12/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Stay one step ahead of con artists—and help your friends and neighbors do the same—by having your church or community group sponsor an AARP Fraud Watch Network presentation. A trained presenter can help you safeguard your nest egg by teaching you how to recognize and avoid imposter scams now rampant in the state. In one such scam, you receive a phone call from a con artist posing as an IRS official, who orders you to pay back taxes or face …

Vt. Gas land deals shrouded in secrecy

Posted on 11/16/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

AARP Vermont shares the following article from the Burlington Free Press regarding pipeline land deal details not disclosed by Vermont Gas Systems.   By Zach Desparts, Free Press Media Philip Beliveau believes his neighbors have a right to know how much Vermont Gas Systems paid him to extend the company’s new natural gas pipeline through his St. George property. He would tell them himself, but Beliveau is barred by a non-disclosure agreement he said Vermont Gas required him to sign. …

Who’s Looking Out for Ratepayers?

Posted on 11/13/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

  Nobody thinks much about utility regulation…until it hits their wallet. It’s not a sexy nor easy topic, but is one that impacts about every household and business in the state. When your rates go up or your electricity is interrupted, it gets your attention – but then it’s too late. In Vermont, our gas and electric utility companies are monopolies and the majority of Vermonters are served by for-profit companies. That’s why we regulate them. Unfortunately, ratepayers don’t always …