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Changes to the Property Tax Fairness Credit May Impact You

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family | Local Resources | Maine CHANGES TO THE PROPERTY TAX FAIRNESS CREDIT MAY IMPACT YOU   Are you a low to moderate income individual? Do you pay a significant amount of your income for rent and/or property tax? If so, 2014 changes to the state of Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit may impact you.   You may receive a larger credit than you received last year, may receive a credit even if you were not eligible last year and, in some instances, no longer be eligible …

Double Up Food Bucks program stretches food dollars in 3 Michigan cities

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family | Michigan | Money & Work AARP Foundation is teaming up with Fair Food Network to spread the word about Fair Food Network’s statewide SNAP incentive program, Double Up Food Bucks. Through a volunteer effort in grocery stores in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Battle Creek, we aim to increase participation in Double Up—especially among older adults.  Through volunteer outreach and nutrition education in in grocery stores, AARP Foundation volunteers will encourage older adults who use the Bridge card to enroll in Double Up Food bucks. This …

Outsmarting Investment Fraud sessions coming to North Platte & McCook

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Nebraska | Press Residents in North Platte and McCook will get the scoop on how to keep their investments safe from scammers during a free program on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation, Community Hospital and AARP Nebraska are hosting “Outsmarting Investment Fraud” sessions open to the public. Experts from the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and AARP Foundation will conduct the program. Their presentation will be followed by a discussion with local law enforcement about current scams in …

Learn How to Outsmart Investment Fraud at the Third Annual Rocky Mountain Investor Fraud Summit

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Events Investment fraud affects thousands of Americans and accounts for billions in lost savings every year. The profile of a typical fraud victim is not who you might think—they are financially knowledgeable, have above average income, are college educated, and self-reliant when it comes to making decisions. Moreover, a majority of investors ages 55 to 65 do not perceive themselves as vulnerable to investment fraud; yet many of their reported investment behaviors put them at risk. The Third Annual Rocky Mountain Investor …

Help Us Tackle Older Adult Hunger Sept. 20

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Events | Florida | Health & Wellbeing | Volunteering Team up with the Miami Dolphins, AARP and AARP Foundation’s Drive to End Hunger to pack one million meals for hungry older adults in Southern Florida on September 20, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium. You’ll spend a couple hours alongside some of your favorite Dolphins alumni players, cheerleaders and TD. And as an added incentive, the Dolphins will be raffling off some great prizes! Meals will benefit Feeding South Florida. SIGN UP TODAY In May, AARP Foundation and the Miami …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteer Enjoys Working with People

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Volunteering Janelle Riedl of Prescott, Arizona, retired from the Internal Revenue Service in 1990 after working fifteen years with the federal government. While still at the IRS, Riedl began volunteering with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. “Getting involved with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide was really beneficial to me while I was still working,” says Riedl. “After I retired, I realized it presented a great opportunity for me to continue doing something I enjoyed, namely helping people with their taxes.” Twenty years later, …