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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, …

Faith-based Grants to Fight Hunger

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Pennsylvania AARP Pennsylvania and AARP Foundation are offering $10,000 in grants to faith-based organizations in Philadelphia’s African American community to fund projects aimed at relieving hunger among people age 50-plus. Nearly 6 percent of Pennsylvanians in that age group are at risk of hunger. A 2010 study by the nonprofit Food Research and Action Center found that 16.2 percent of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older did not have enough money to buy food at some point in the previous year. In …

AARP seeks Tax-Aide volunteers in 36 Michigan counties

Posted on 08/27/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Michigan | Money & Work LANSING, MI —AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteer tax-preparers in 36 counties across Michigan to help residents who need assistance preparing and filing their 2014 returns.  The time commitment is about 10 hours for training and several hours each week from February 1 to April 15 doing counseling and tax return preparation. The volunteer prepares tax forms, answers questions and explains the return to the taxpayer, who is responsible for …

Bellingham Herald: “Retired aerospace number-cruncher helps low-income people with their taxes”

Posted on 07/31/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering | Washington Check out this great Bellingham Herald profile of AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer Carlton Nathon. Nathon along with hundreds of other AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers help low-to-moderate income people fill out their tax returns. According to the article, Nathon enjoys the volunteer work because he gets to help more than 100 families in a few months. “We’re heroes,” he says. “We get to do returns and make new friends.” Read the full article on the Bellingham Herald website.   More information …