Tax-Aide volunteers

— ¿Recuerdas la Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Ley de reducción de impuestos y empleo) del 2017? Esa ley marca la reforma más importante al código tributario de EE.UU. en más de 30 años. ¿Qué significará la nueva ley para tu declaración de impuestos del 2018? ¿Sabías que elimina la exención personal? Además, casi duplica la deducción estándar de $6,350 a $12,000 para individuos, y de $12,700 a $24,000 para matrimonios que presentan declaración conjunta. También hubo cambios importantes a la …

— AARP has opened applications for the 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change across the country. Now in its third year, the program is part of AARP’s nationwide work on Livable Communities. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand dollars for larger projects. “The AARP Community Challenge helps local leaders and organizations make immediate improvements that benefit residents of all ages. With direct support from AARP, communities …

— Learn How to Leverage Your Skills and Experience at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Age-Proof Your Career: A Two-Part Interactive Webinar Part 1: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 5 p.m. MT As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your company or thinking about a career change, you want to increase your competitiveness with confidence. Sign …

— Dear Friends: The New Year had just begun when I ‘missed’ two steps in my house and broke toes on my left foot. I also hit my face and got myself a dark purple ‘black eye’. I know all of the statistics about the number of people who fall in their own homes and severely injure themselves. However, I was lucky. My husband, Jack, was home and got me to a doctor who prescribed a ‘big, black boot’, a cane, …

— ¿El 2019 es el año para un cambio de carrera?  Tal vez se aproxima tu jubilación y estás listo para hacer algo nuevo. Quizás estás reingresando a la fuerza laboral, te quedaste sin empleo o simplemente quieres un nuevo comienzo. La buena noticia es que el mercado laboral es sólido, así que no hay mejor momento para encontrar un empleo. El Departamento de Trabajo de Estados Unidos informó que los empleadores agregaron 312,000 empleos en diciembre del 2018, y que …

— Learn How to Avoid Their Scams at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar The Imposters: Keeping Yourself Safe from Scammers Part 1: Valentines, Candy & Online Romance Scams, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: It’s not the Government Calling: Protecting Yourself from Government Impostors, Thursday, February 7, 2019, 5 p.m. MT They’re two-faced—someone who pretends to be something they’re not for a secret reason. And they’re out to steal your money. Experts call them the imposters. They could be …

— Dear Friends, I hope that the Holidays brought Peace and Joy and that the New Year is a Healthy one for you and the one you ‘care’for.  I also hope that you gave yourself a Special gift- the gift of doing something for yourself. A time out or time away from your normal tasks and duties. Sometimes just having that time can refresh you and also allow your cancer patient to do something for you! Do you feel obligated to …

— Por Danica Lucker John y Helene Baran dividen su tiempo entre Aspen, en el condado Pitkin, y Georgetown, Texas, para estar cerca de sus hijos. Los jubilados disfrutan de lo cómodo que se ha vuelto Pitkin, gracias en parte a su participación en la Red de AARP de Estados y Comunidades Amigables con las Personas Mayores (en inglés). El condado es una de las ocho jurisdicciones en unirse a la red, y en la actualidad Colorado está lanzando una iniciativa …

— Passionate about style and fashion, Jodie Filogomo has reinvented herself from a retired cosmetic dentist to a blogger who has developed Jodie’s Touch of Style.  She features models and fashion for women 50-plus on her blog. “It’s never too late to look great,” Filogomo said. Recently, she reviewed the Dior Exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. Here’s what this “age-disrupter” had to say: “Change your thoughts and you change the world,” Norman Vincent Peale. You could think of this quote as the way …

— As you reach retirement, it’s time to start planning who will receive the fruits of your labor by drawing up a legal document known as a last will and testament. Everything that you worked so hard for throughout the years – your property, assets, and other treasured items – needs to be accounted for when the time comes for your family to assume your estate. A last will and testament is a set of written instructions which directs a probate court …