Has someone called you, claiming to be from the “I-R-S” and said they needed your social security number? Nice try, buddy! These days, imposters use many tricks to con you out of your money and personal information.

This month, AARP Live asked “Are They Who They Say They Are?” as we took a closer look at imposter scams that are popular at this time of year.  AARP Wisconsin State Director, Sam Wilson and AARP Foundation Director, Amy Nofziger discussed what scams you should be on the lookout for! Plus, we took a closer look at the new Medicare card, and the scams that are already popping up with it.

To participate in all AARP Live events on your smart phone and enjoy an enhanced mobile experience, simply download the Vekeo App in iTunes or Google Play.  When you open the app, go to the find tab where you’ll see the upcoming AARP Live events.   Hit the plus sign to join and you’ll be notified when the event and future AARP Live events begin.




Enjoy the world’s richest one-day rodeo – without spending more than you have to. Join us for The American Sunday, February 25 at AT&T arena in Arlington, TX.  AARP members and guests can purchase discounted tickets using the promo code FUN50 by calling 1-800-745-3000 or clicking here.

Plus, find us in the FanZone all week inside the historic Fort Worth Stockyards for food, fun, music and more!  Meet personalities from the AARP Live show, play a game of corn hold and register for your chance to win one of our giveaways! Drawings happen daily! Rules apply.

  • Four people will win disaster preparedness kits!
  • Four people wil win $25 gifts cards!
  • One grand prize winner will win a $500 gift card!

We hope to see you Tuesday, February 21 – Saturday, February 24 in the Fort Worth Stockyards – 130 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX.




This month, AARP fraud prevention expert Doug Shadel gave us an inside look at con artists’ latest tricks. Including charity scams that take advantage of your holiday generosity, and veteran scams that target our nation’s heroes. If you or a veteran you know have been contacted by a scammer, share your story at or by calling 1-855-800-9026.


Whether you’re visiting friends and family or taking a well-deserved vacation, who doesn’t want to make traveling a little bit easier – and less expensive! This month on AARP Live, AARP travel ambassador Samantha Brown shared some practical tips to get you on the road without breaking the bank. Plus, we have advice for surviving upcoming family travel and/or holiday visitors!




Dangerous hurricanes or wildfires throughout the US have reminded us that no matter where you live, being prepared for a natural disaster can save lives. When it comes to major emergencies, it may not be a matter of IF but WHEN you need to leave your home quickly and under pressure!  Will you be ready?  The impact of these storms is most severe for those who fail to properly plan ahead. September is National Preparedness Month, a time to take action to prepare for emergencies that could affect you where you live, work and play.  This month, AARP Live helped you do just that!

Learn more about the AARP Foundation Emergency Fund including their current campaign for Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey.




You take care of your home, family and health day-in and day-out – but have you thought about the future of those assets? Even if you don’t have a dime to your name, having a plan in place is critical!If your eyes glaze over when you hear phrases like ‘estate planning’, ‘advanced directives’ or ‘power of attorney’ –  you are not alone!  AARP Live digs into these legalese and helps you protect the things you love most.




We’re all looking to put a little more money back in our pockets. But in a small town, it can be hard to shop around! On this edition of AARP Live, we have 30 ways to save – even in Small Town USA.  From food and fun to home and auto improvement we talk about cutting costs and budgeting better.

Check out 99 Ways to Save from the AARP Bulletin!




Managing money can be one of the most important, and one of the most challenging skills for people of every age.  Will you be able to make your money last a lifetime? Learn more when we talk dollars and sense with AARP Financial Ambassador, Jean Chatzky.




One of the most common resolutions each new year is to save more money. But that can be challenging when utility bills take a big chunk of your monthly paycheck.

Download a copy of AARP’s HomeFit Guide. Making repairs or modifications in a rural area? Grants may be available through USDA!




As we head into Tax Season we are faced with what has become one of the most popular and well known scams of our time:  the IRS Imposter Scam. Most of us have experienced it at least once – a call from someone pretending to be an IRS agent, a Microsoft Tech or even a close friend or family member, trying to use fear and confusion to get us to open our wallets! Though the imposter scam has been around for a long time, con artists continue to get more clever with how they use it!




With the election over, AARP is calling on our next President and Congress to take action to keep Social Security Strong for future generations. If our leaders don’t act, future generations could see their benefits cut by nearly 25 percent — that’s up to $10,000 per year.

Join AARP’s grassroots advocacy network and be the first to know about breaking news and action opportunities that could affect Social Security, and ask our leaders to Take A Stand. Learn more about Social Security and what AARP is doing to protect it.




Demographic trends suggest that if you aren’t a family caregiver now – you will be someday!With more than 43.5 million family caregivers in the United States, support for this silent army continues to grow.  From books to support groups, training classes and apps – the challenge has become connecting caregivers to available resources.  That’s why AARP has its I Heart Caregivers initiative.



Technology has changed the way we live, learn and work and in the case of telehealth, it’s also saving time and saving lives.  Telemedicine has improved access to quality health care across the most rural and isolated parts of America.  On this edition of AARP Live, we took a look inside one of these eHealth systems and learned why it pays to be tech savvy.

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