social security

’10 Steps to Retirement’ Online Presentation

Posted on 07/8/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work | North Dakota In April and May, AARP North Dakota conducted a series of workshops called “10 Steps to Retirement” outlining AARP’s recommended steps to help you prepare for the retirement you want. Workshop participants gave the presentation high marks and we received a number of inquiries asking if and when we would repeat the workshop. Here it is! This narrated 17-minute online presentation allows you to watch and listen on your own time and ensure you get the information you desire. The …

Gray is Gold: Gaining 50+ residents would be good for Florida

Posted on 07/8/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Money & Work St. Petersburg, Fla. – There’s no disputing that tourism is a huge Florida industry and adds immensely to the state’s economic health. But Social Security alone contributes 738,000 jobs to Florida per year, not including all the other ways in which Florida’s 50+ population boosts Florida’s economy, its communities and its culture. You may hear such statistics regularly in coming months as AARP Florida focuses on educating key business and political leaders on the huge benefits to the Sunshine State that …

Tax Relief for Nebraskans with Social Security Benefits

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | Nebraska Fewer Nebraskans will pay state tax on Social Security income under a new law. Taxpayers whose adjusted gross income for 2015 is less than $58,000 per couple or $43,000 per individual will be exempt from state taxes on benefits. The law also indexes tax brackets for inflation, so taxpayers won’t end up in a higher bracket in the future simply because they receive cost-of-living increases. AARP Nebraska had long advocated these changes. Previously, Nebraska was one of six states that …

Social Security, Work & Retirement Webinars

Posted on 06/26/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Money & Work | Wisconsin Does summer have you dreaming of retirement? Maybe you’re interested in starting your own business? Whatever your situation, we’ve got a webinar for that! It’s free and easy to participate, so there’s no excuse not to join us. Even if you can’t make awebinar on the scheduled day, register anyway. We’ll send you a link so you can listen later at your convenience.  Here’s what coming up: 10 Steps to Get to the Retirement You Want Thursday, July 24, 2014, …

Celebrating Social Security in Maine…and We Need YOU!

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Maine As We Celebrate Social Security’s Birthday, Why Not Share Your Own Story? Plus: We need your help to protect Social Security benefits – please sign our online petition!   On August 14th, Americans everywhere can celebrate 79 years of Social Security. When the Social Security Act was signed into law in 1935, almost half of all older Americans lived in poverty.  At first, Social Security was just a retirement program. Today, it offers survivors’ benefits, benefits to a retiree’s spouse, …

Speakers Announced! Joyful Retirement: Planning for Your Future

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Money & Work | Uncategorized | Washington DC Think you are too young to plan for financial security? Think again! Join AARP DC on Thursday, June 26, 2014 to get started. Planning for the future can be a distant thought. Bring a friend and join AARP DC for a free interactive and holistic seminar on financial security. Discover the benefits of financial planning and budgeting and hear how you can benefit from Social Security, 401(k) plans, Individual Retirement Plans, and safe investment options from experts in the field. …