— By AARP Pennsylvania State President Joanne Grossi As AARP Pennsylvania’s state president, I have the privilege of helping shape strategic priorities, building community partnerships with key decision makers and serving as AARP’s spokesperson in Pennsylvania. That means I’m fighting for you and your family on issues that matter most. I’m very proud to be part of a team of talented AARP staff and dedicated volunteers working at the state capitol and in communities statewide.  I wanted you to know our …

— 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 …

— AARP Pennsylvania wants to be sure members know that the deadline to apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program has been extended to Dec. 31. Residents 65 and older, widows and widowers 50 and older, and people with disabilities 18 and older may be eligible. The annual income limits are $35,000 for homeowners and $15,000 for renters, not counting half of the applicant’s Social Security income. Last year, nearly 600,000 Pennsylvanians received rebates of as much as $975 for …

— More than half of Americans are at risk of being unable to cover basic living expenses when they retire, according to a 2013 Fidelity Investments study. Do you worry about your financial future—and if so, what can you do to prepare? Pittsburgh’s WQED television and AARP invite Pennsylvanians to a sneak preview of a new public television documentary, When I’m 65, on Wednesday, April 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. The video explores why many people have a hard time …

— By Kathryn Canavan When Gary Rauschenberger walks through the Walmart near his Butler home, shoppers who spot him say, “Oh, that’s my tax man.”“That’s my nickname—the tax man,” he said. Rauschenberger, 64, is not a paid tax preparer. He’s a retired banker who volunteers with Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program with IRS-certified tax preparers who help taxpayers complete their returns for free. Since the program was created in 1968, it has helped more than 50 million taxpayers file their taxes. …

— As we enter the holiday season, many shoppers are juggling long grocery lists for that big family gathering and long gift lists for their loved ones. For some, this holiday season brings the excitement of shopping, cooking, and gift-wrapping. For others, this holiday season is a precursor to the hefty credit card statement or empty wallet. AARP PA sat down with Mary Bach, Consumer Issues Task Force Chair, to talk about ways to save money this holiday season. AARP: Mary, …

— There are different ways to achieve financial freedom, like reducing debt, increasing savings, and planning for retirement. AARP is working to ensure you have the resources and tools you need to take charge of your future. To learn about available resources, join AARP PA’s free discussion by calling 877-229-8493 (passcode 14527) on Tuesday, October 27th at 6:30pm. To whet your appetite, here are four tips for retirement planning:   Take a look at the types of investments you have and …

— There are different ways to achieve financial freedom, like reducing debt, increasing savings, and planning for retirement. AARP is working to ensure you have the resources and tools you need to take charge of your future. To learn about available resources, join AARP PA’s free discussion by calling 877-229-8493 (passcode 14527) on Tuesday, October 27th at 6:30pm. To whet your appetite, here are four tips for debt reduction: Make a list of your bills and then figure out ways to …

— Farmers markets are great places to pick up locally grown produce—and this fall they’re also a great place to get valuable tips on financial planning and security. Visit AARP Pennsylvania at select Citiparks farmers markets in Pittsburgh to learn about budgeting, improving credit, maximizing Social Security and planning for retirement. Look for the AARP tent at the following farmers markets: Squirrel Hill, Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; East Liberty, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12, …

— Have you ever considered turning your interests, hobbies or skills into a small business? Whether you are ready to start your small business or want to wait until after retirement, now is the time to explore the possibilities. You are invited to attend a free program to learn about business start-up and financial basics, including necessary taxes and licenses, legal entity options, financial planning, how to work with your banker, and available resources for entrepreneurs. Financial Success Seminar for Boomer …