— Our Two-Part Online Q&A Session Can Help You Stay Up-to-Date Staying Connected, Competitive and Current in Your Career Part 1: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6 –6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT From job search to daily job requirements, technology now plays a role in virtually every career. Have your skills kept pace? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or advance in your current job. Or perhaps you haven’t had a job in …

— Join our online Q&A sessions to learn how to age-proof your career. As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. What are you doing to help employers recognize them? Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your current company or thinking about a career change, you want to showcase your skills with confidence. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions, Age-Proof Your Career for simple tips and tools to help you …

— Join our online event for free job searching tips, tools resources, interactive videos, recruiter chats and more. AARP’s Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills Thursday, January 25, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT 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 …

— More than 22,000 Missourians reported they were victims of identity theft in 2015, giving the state the highest rate of complaints per capita in the nation. With Operation Stop Scams closely following this year’s April 18 tax filing deadline, the time is ripe for people to get rid of documents they no longer need. AARP Missouri is sponsoring free shredding events in Kansas City on April 22 and Springfield, April 29. Anyone can participate, but there is a limit of …

—   By Alan Greenblatt This time of year, lots of people want to prepare your taxes for a fee. But there’s an alternative: AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program, with volunteers helping file your state and federal returns for no cost. “You hate to hear about some senior citizen going to pay $150—or sometimes more than $150—for a two-page tax return,” said Wendell Shaffer, 77, a former accountant and oil business manager. He has been a Tax-Aide volunteer for 23 years and …

— AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. Last year, 679 Missouri Tax-Aide program volunteers prepared taxes at 121 sites for individuals. A total …

— Now that 2015 has come to a close, tax season is just around the corner and with it comes our nation’s largest scam: IRS fraud. Using threats and intimidation, phoney IRS agents have stolen millions of dollars out of the pockets of hard working Americans. Each year we see more sophisticated tools and technology being used to generate doubt and panic in even the most logical and educated taxpayer. On the next AARP Live, airing Thursday, January 21 at 9 …

— As utility companies continue to ask the state Public Service Commission (PSC) to approve rate hikes, AARP Missouri is asking that customer charges be capped. These monthly fixed fees—included in every residential customer’s bill—disproportionately penalize those who use little electricity. In 2015, Kansas City Power & Light asked to increase its customer charge to $25, up from $9, and to raise rates 15.8 percent overall. Consumer advocates and volunteers objected at public hearings, and their comments helped whittle the increases …

— By Tim Poor Hank Krussel likes to think he does right by the eight people he employs at Hank’s Cheesecakes, an upscale shop in Richmond Heights, a St. Louis suburb. So a few years ago he began thinking about offering them some sort of retirement plan. “I was just about to look into that before the recession hit,” he said. “Once that happened, there was really no extra money at all to put into anything.” Business is better now, but …

— The Pathway to Financial Security (aka “Financial Resilience”) program held on Nov. 10, 2015 in Kansas City, MO attracted nearly 100 members and guests who sought to learn how to plan for a secure financial future. Presented by AARP Missouri and co-sponsored by Waddell and Reed and the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, the event was held in the Polsinelli Law Firm Conference Room from 6-8 p.m. The evening commenced with registration and a networking/catered refreshment period; hostesses for …