AARP ElderWatch is here to help you organize your finances whether you’re a caregiver, have recently lost a loved one, or if you are looking to learn more about making and sticking to a budget. Meet with one of AARP ElderWatch’s trained peer-to-peer financial counselors in-person or over the phone for assistance. Call 800-222-4444 #2 to schedule your session today, free of cost. In the meantime, consider these quick financial tips to safeguard your hard-earned money:
- Checking your credit report can be a great way to safeguard against identity theft. You can check your free credit report today by going to www.freeannualcreditreport.com or calling 1-877-322-8228.
- New peer-to-peer payment apps and cryptocurrencies have been popping up everywhere. If you are not familiar with these payment methods, be sure to avoid them. You may be at risk of a scam.
- If you have recently started caregiving, give AARP’s Financial Workbook for Caregivers a look or call 1-877-333-5885 for resources on caregiving. The workbook has resources for managing finances in every care situation.
- Do you have a will? Most people do not but they are necessary, no matter how many assets you have. Be sure to establish your will, advance directives, and Powers of Attorney. Keep emergency documents in a safe place where someone you trust can find them.
Recognize, Refuse, Report! Call us Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 800-222-4444 Option 2