— A misguided myth brands older people as a drain on the economy, but AARP Nevada is setting the record straight. A recent report by Oxford Economics for AARP shows people 50 and older are major contributors to economic growth. In Nevada, people 50-plus make up about a third of the state’s population, but drive nearly half of its GDP. They account for $69.3 billion in spending, especially in the areas of health care, entertainment and utilities. Nevadans 50-plus represent 31 …

— 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, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. PT 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 …

retirement savings

— Today AARP Nevada released a new report showing that Nevada could save taxpayers $24,048,204 over the next 15 years by helping people save more of their own money for retirement. AARP is working to create access to private savings vehicles for the 569,332 Nevadans who lack access to a workplace retirement savings plan, like a 401(k), by setting up programs that are similar to 529 college savings plans for retirement “Too many small business employees don’t have a way to …

— In what has become a welcomed yearly resource, the 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 the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “The Tax-Aide program is one of our more popular …

—     Join AARP on Tuesday, September 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET for AARP’s free Virtual Career Fair. This live event is a great way for job seekers to: Re-charge their job search Connect with local and national employers and volunteer organizations, such as American Red Cross, AT&T, Toys R Us, and UnitedHealth Group Chat with recruiters, submit résumés, view job openings, and tap into on-site educational resources Get timely job search advice during four live webinars …

— By Jean C. Setzfand A survey by Ameriprise Financial found that two thirds of Baby Boomers’ daughters help their parents with financial matters. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself. Perhaps you’ve also experienced how awkward it can be to have the talk about money matters or caregiving wishes with your parents. Then there’s the other side of the equation. Have you talked with your adult kids about your financial matters, and your vision of how you’d like to live out your …

— By Jean C. Setzfand, vice president of the financial security issues team in the Education and Outreach group at AARP If you saved, say, 10 percent of your salary for the rest of your working life, do you think that would be enough to get by? The so-called “experts” have long pegged that as the target savings rate, but how would you know whether it would meet your individual needs? There are plenty of calculators out there to will tell …

Jean Setzfand, Vice President, Financial Security, AARP Education & Outreach

— By Jean C. Setzfand, vice president of the Financial Security team in the Education and Outreach group at AARP Joyce H., a 59-year-old unemployed woman raising four grandkids on her own, could barely believe her luck. A London barrister had emailed her, claiming to be relieved to have finally located her, because he was administering the will of someone he claimed was distantly related to her. After exchanging a few emails with him – emails he used to stoke her …

— AARP is asking Nebraska members who have had problems getting health insurance coverage to share their stories. The anecdotes will be used to help persuade state lawmakers to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. If approved, the expansion would extend Medicaid coverage to about 54,000 uninsured Nebraskans younger than 65. Individuals with annual income up to $15,415 would be eligible, as would couples with income up to $21,400. Gov. Dave Heineman (R) opposes the plan. AARP is part of …