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— Kentucky Retirees Pay More State Taxes in 2019 In the final hours of Kentucky’s 2018 General Assembly, AARP Kentucky is urging lawmakers to hear the voices of Kentuckians and take action to protect retirees. The state office is calling on the General Assembly and Governor Bevin to reject any tax increase on retirement income and restore deductions for medical expenses. AARP Kentucky released a statement calling on the General Assembly and Governor Bevin to reject any changes to the state’s …

— April is tax time, and it’s also a perfect opportunity to get wise about how you spend, save and invest your cash. AARP West Virginia is cohosting a series of educational events during Money Smart Week, April 21-28. Begun by the Federal Reserve Bank in 2002, Money Smart Week is the most comprehensive financial literacy program in the country. The multistate program offers free financial advice for people of all income levels, informing consumers about such things as saving for …

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—   By Naomi Karp, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau   As many as 25 million Americans are managing money or property for a family member or friend who is unable to make financial decisions and pay bills.   In Florida, Hector stepped in to help his elderly mother after a niece stole nearly $100,000 from her. Despite his own severe disability, he works every day to make sure her nursing home bills are paid and her accounts are in order. “When …

—   How Does the New Tax Reform Law Affect YOU?   Join AARP Maryland volunteer Ted Meyerson as he discusses key points around tax reform and how older adults will be affected. Seating is limited. Registration is required! Click here to register.    

— Español According to an AARP survey, entitled “California Dreaming…or Struggling: Gen X and Boomer Financial Security,” which reveals that for the most part Californians are not ready for retirement and it is largely due to housing related expenses. AARP California wants to help you take control of your finances. We are sharing DIY tips and tools bi-weekly on social media to help you save more or begin to save. Here is a summary of what was shared in October! CUT COSTS …

— It’s better late than never to prepare for retirement. Whether you’re still working, retired, or preparing for that encore career, AARP’s Take Charge of Your Financial Future Series will offer you real advice on when to claim Social Security, how to protect and grow your investments, and how to stay safe from frauds and scams. Bring a spouse, partner, or friend and join us for three different interactive 90-minute programs.  Register for one, two or all three!  (You do not …

— It’s better late than never to prepare for retirement. Whether you’re still working, retired, or preparing for that encore career, AARP’s Take Charge of Your Financial Future Series will offer you real advice on when to claim Social Security, how to protect and grow your investments, and how to stay safe from frauds and scams. Bring a spouse, partner, or friend and join us for three different interactive 90-minute programs.  Register for one, two or all three! Here’s what’s on …

— Scammers may pose as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge you to wire money immediately. They’ll say they need cash to help with an emergency – like getting out of jail, paying a hospital bill or needing to leave a foreign country. Their goal is to trick you into sending money before you realize it’s a scam. They impersonate your loved one convincingly. Social networking sites make it easier than ever to sleuth out personal and family …

— Editor’s Note: Our COO Scott Frisch was in Portland and gave this speech to a group of HR professionals on the value of older workers, the longevity economy – and the new OregonSaves program. In preparing my remarks on the value of older workers, my mind turned to a recent event halfway across the country, in Omaha: the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting that Warren Buffett held recently. With a net worth of about $75 billion, Warren Buffett is not …

— It’s better late than never to prepare for retirement. Whether you’re still working, retired, or preparing for that encore career, AARP’s Take Charge of Your Financial Future Series will offer you real advice on when to claim Social Security, how to protect and grow your investments, and how to stay safe from frauds and scams. Bring a spouse, partner, or friend and join us for three different interactive 90-minute programs.  Register for one, two or all three! Here’s what’s on …