— Welcome to the homepage for the AARP Washington State Podcast. Our podcast focuses on Health, Wealth & Self, and how we can make life after age 50 the best years of our lives. You can find us on iTunes and subscribe here. Or you can listen through any podcast app. Just search for “AARP Washington State Podcast”. And don’t forget to check out AARP’s national podcasts, such as The Perfect Scam, a weekly podcast from our Fraud Watch Network featuring …

— Today, a secure retirement is out of reach for millions of Americans, especially those who work for small businesses. Nearly two million Tar Heels have no access to a retirement savings plan through their employers – that’s about 50% of the 18 to 64-year-old population. That is why the NC House of Representatives unanimously passed (108-0) HB604, a study bill introduced by Representatives Jon Hardister (R), Bobby Hanig (R), and  Stephen M. Ross (R),  so North Carolina can find the best ways …

— Welcome Spring with AARP in San Diego! The sun is out, the sky is blue and the weather is so inviting! We are ready to welcome spring with you, your friends and family. Join us at one or all of the following events we have prepared for you this month. Movies for GrownUps- “Storm Boy” | Thursday, April 4 – 7:00 p.m. – AMC Mission Valley, 1640 Camino del Rio Norte, San Diego. STORM BOY is the beautiful and contemporary …

— To help residents get a jump on post-work preparations, AARP Alaska is offering free Secure Your Future workshops in Fairbanks. Workshops at the Fairbanks Airport La Quinta Inn (4920 Dale Road) will discuss the ins and outs of Medicare—including enrollment, coverage and costs—and financial security, such as investment fundamentals, public-employee retirement, insurance and Social Security basics. Financial advisers will offer four financial-security sessions, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., after the Saturday, May 11, Medicare workshop. The Alaska Medicare Information …

— Need help with a basic tax return or amendment? Tax Aide volunteers provide free tax help to low- to middle-income Alaskans of all ages at sites across the state. (No need to be an AARP member.) They can also help with past-due returns, back to 2015. Last year volunteers nationwide helped 2.5 million people get $1.3 billion in income tax refunds and more than $212 million in Earned Income Tax Credits. Find the site nearest you Find the nearest site …

Financial Health Workshops

— Virgin Islanders, bring a friend and come learn how to invest in yourself today by focusing on your finances tomorrow. Join us for our monthly interactive FREE Financial Health Workshops to help you achieve long-term financial health. The second workshop begins on St. Croix on Saturday, April 6th at 9:00 am at the AARP VI State Office on St. Croix and the second on St. Thomas will be held on Saturday, April 13th at Emerald Beach Resort also at 9 …

— Elizabeth Hata-Watanabe, owner of Burgers on Bishop, treats her workers like family. She’s strict, but caring, and wants her workers to succeed. She also wants them to start saving for retirement. But she can’t give them the easiest way to save at work: a payroll deduction savings program. “Although retirement savings is something that we as a small business would like to do, it’s almost impossible for us to take on another burden and another expense,” Hata-Watanabe said. Senate Bill …

— Join AARP Mississippi for an important Telephone Town Hall at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 about government impostor scams. Scammers rip off unwary taxpayers by impersonating agents of the Internal Revenue Service. To join the call, click here. They’ll call and insist that a potential victim has an unpaid tax bill and faces arrest unless they pay up, immediately. Con artists have numerous ways to make the hoax seem convincing. They can trick a caller ID to make it …

— AARP in Sioux Falls is excited to be partnering again with Active Generations and Frontier Bank to present the 9th Annual Money Matter for All Ages Seminar on Thursday, April 4. The event will feature various free 45-minute seminars, running throughout the day (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), on topics that are relevant to every stage of life!  Some of the featured content will include: Retirement Planning Identity Theft Social Security Overview Reasonable Home Adaptations Long Term Care Insurance Downsizing …

4 States

— AARP Day at the Capitol Local volunteers make the best advocates in the Capitol. In the era of a 24/7 news cycle, Tweeting, and texting, the faces and stories of “folks back home” make a big impact in the Capitol. Dozens of AARP Kentucky local activists, Executive Council Members, and AARP Chapter members traveled to Frankfort to connect directly with their lawmakers during the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly. For many, it wasn’t their first trip and for others, it was …