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Outsmarting Investment Fraud

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Events | Kansas | Money & Work | Press AARP Kansas invites you to attend an interactive and dynamic workshop on outsmarting investment fraud.  The workshop will also provide ways to protect your hard-earned nest egg.  Experts from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and AARP Foundation will be on hand to walk you through ways to protect your investments and ways to prevent becoming a victim of investment-related scams. Refreshments will be provided and no products will be sold or promoted. The first event will be on Wednesday, …

Workshops Address Money Worries

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work | New Hampshire Wish you had a trusted coach to help you manage money better and figure out when you’ll be able to retire? A free workshop, AARP Foundation Finances 50+, will play that role for some New Hampshire residents in October. Participants at previous workshops have reported benefits such as prioritizing debt payments, avoiding unnecessary fees and even worrying less about money. Volunteer instructor Diane Vince isn’t surprised. “I think about financial security or financial planning as being as important as people’s …

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 …