AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Opens February 1

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-01T14:53:26+00:00">February 1, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

  AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS 50 million served, 50 million more to go     Beginning February 1 and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one …

Remember to Register for AARP’s Job Fair on January 25

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-19T16:48:49+00:00">January 19, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-19T16:53:12+00:00">January 19, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

  Join the AARP Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills live event  for free job searching tips, tools, resources, interactive videos, recruiter chats, and more. You can find jobs that don’t require 40-plus hours a week in just about every industry and company. But why choose part-time work? You may miss the office camaraderie after stopping full-time work. Or you may want some extra income to travel or fund a hobby. Whatever the reason, don’t miss January’s Online …

Big Scam Stories of 2017

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-12-27T13:36:59+00:00">December 27, 2017</time> by AARP Utah

  by Kristin Keckeisen of the AARP Fraud Watch Network Massive data breaches, a major Medicare card scam, new forms of phishing: there were lots of big scam stories this past year, but hope for some scam victims. A look back: The Equifax data breach. A staggering 143 million Americans had their information compromised. Though this doesn’t mean you are automatically a victim of identity theft, vigilance is key, and the best way to do that is to monitor your …

Beware of Holiday Scams!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-29T15:36:06+00:00">November 29, 2017</time> by AARP Utah

As we enter the holiday season, it pays to be vigilant to avoid scams or slip-ups that could put a damper on your celebrations. Here are some ways to keep your holidays happy. Beware of deals. Be wary of those too-good-to-be-true deals, especially those that show up as links on your social media feeds. Check out reviews, search the retailer’s name with “scam” to see what comes up, and if it’s a retailer you already know and frequent online, go …

AARP Utah Executive Council Member Amanda Lambert Authors New Caregiving Guide

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-20T15:39:43+00:00">November 20, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-20T16:31:44+00:00">November 20, 2017</time> by AARP Utah

AARP Utah Executive Council member Amanda Lambert is a geriatric care manager and owner of Lambert Care Management, LLC; after her years of experience working with older adults and seeing families struggle to find and afford care for elders, she approached her colleague and friend Leslie Eckford about writing a book on the subject.   Given the huge growth in the number of older people that is coming both in Utah and the country, as a whole, this book is well-timed …

When Something is Free, Until It Isn’t

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-15T14:27:19+00:00">November 15, 2017</time> by AARP Utah

  An 84-year-old widow called the AARP Fraud Watch Network after accepting a free trial offer for skin cream she had seen a famous personality touting on television. She had no idea she needed to cancel after receiving the free trial. She was sent more product at a cost of $200 and is fighting to return the product and get her money back. Here’s information from the AARP Fraud Watch Network to help you spot and avoid this type of …

Beware: Veterans Targeted in Veterans Day Scams

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-01T12:20:15+00:00">November 1, 2017</time> by

  As we honor those who have served our country this Veterans Day, know that scammers go to great lengths to target their money, their benefits, and their commitment to current and former soldiers. How It Works: Targeting veterans can take many forms: The Cash for Benefits Scheme: Predatory lenders target veterans in need of money by offering cash in exchange for future disability or pension payments. These buyouts are typically a fraction of the value of the benefit. The …

Is Public Wi-Fi Safe?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-18T12:13:32+00:00">October 18, 2017</time> by AARP Utah

  Free public Wi-Fi, available at places like airports and coffee shops, are convenient, but can be risky. How It Works: Scammers monitor commonly used Wi-Fi network names, and set up their own “evil twin” access points in hopes your computer or device will automatically connect to it without your consent. Or they launch a “man in the middle” attack, by hacking in between you and your Wi-Fi connection. Their goal? To grab your emails, credit card numbers, and passwords. …

Seeking Volunteers for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-04T17:32:24+00:00">October 4, 2017</time> by AARP Utah

This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, and is seeking volunteers to help with this service for the 2018 tax season.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, approaching its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  Training will begin next month. “Tax-Aide helps thousands of low-to-moderate income Utahns complete their tax returns every  year …

AARP Utah Executive Council Member Summits Aging

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-25T19:11:07+00:00">September 25, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-25T19:22:00+00:00">September 25, 2017</time> by AARP Utah

Executive Council Member Pam McComas decided that growing older didn’t mean putting aside new dreams and challenges.  Here is her story of her summit of the Grand Teton this summer, with plans to do more: I don’t really know what it means to age gracefully. I started rock climbing on my 59th birthday and was hooked. At 60 I climbed a 1000 foot peak in the Wind Rivers. Honestly, I climb BIG mountains with friends half my age and, with …