— 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, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET 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 …

— 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, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET 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 …

— By Christina Hernandez Sherwood In an election garnering national attention, Garden State voters on Nov. 7 will choose their next governor: Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, a Republican, or Democratic challenger Phil Murphy. New Jersey and Virginia are the only two states with gubernatorial elections in 2017. Two-term governor and onetime presidential candidate Chris Christie will be replaced by Guadagno, 58, his running mate, or Murphy, 60. Guadagno has served as lieutenant governor since 2010. She was previously the first female …

— By Aliya King Four years ago, Phyllis Soffer noticed $2,900 in unauthorized charges on her credit card. “I hadn’t even taken my credit card out of my wallet,” she said. Whether it was digital pickpocketing or a hacker who bought credit card information, Soffer did not lose any money. She used the experience to remain vigilant and spread the word about fraud. “These days, it’s so hard to keep up with all the ways you can be taken advantage of,” …

— By Christina Hernandez Sherwood When Ed McFadden, 66, retired from his job as director of operations for an outsourcing company in October 2015, he and his wife moved from Pennsylvania to New Jersey’s Sea Isle City. Their decision to make the Garden State their retirement home isn’t typical. With its high taxes and housing costs, the state is traditionally seen as one of the worst for retirees. But a tax change strongly supported by AARP New Jersey and signed into …

—   Every day, AARP fights for New Jerseyans, focused on the issues they face in their daily lives.  To be successful, this work depends on the elected officials who write, support, and move legislation; who work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get things done; and who come together on critical votes that turn bills into law. To recognize the state elected officials who were integral to the passage of key legislation to help Americans retire with …

— By Christina Hernandez Sherwood Richard Satyavan has been helping people in Middlesex County prepare their tax returns since 2011. Now he’s the coordinator for three of the county’s 12 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide sites. Helping others prepare their taxes, and learning about various areas of the tax code, helps Satyavan with his own returns. “It keeps me challenged and informed,” he said. “It’s a kind of win-win situation to help people to be helped.” A retired software consultant originally from India, …

— By Christina Hernandez Sherwood Molly Sumner, owner of a pet supply store and a dog-training service, said she would like to offer her 12 employees a way to save for retirement. “People give their time to their job,” she said. “They shouldn’t have to fear what happens when they’re done working.” But when she’s running two businesses in Frenchtown, there’s little time to research retirement plan options, said Sumner, 34, a member of the New Jersey Main Street Alliance, a …

— We’ve all been scammed. Maybe you receive a phone call. The caller claims to be your credit card company and tells you that your account had been compromised – they asked for your card number and social security number to “access your account.” Next thing you know, they are spending your money on designer handbags. And sometimes, fraud can target things bigger than your credit card. It can threaten your investments, and your financial future. Recently, AARP participated in a …