— A large number of Americans are unprepared financially for retirement. Are you on track? Check in with AARP Oregon to learn what you need to know about critical programs such as Social Security, Medicare and work past retirement. There are three options in May in the Portland Metro region. They are free, but you must register on one of the locations below. What: Financial Fitness Workshop & Light Dinner May 16 PCC SE Campus 2305 SE 82nd Ave, 4 p.m. …

— 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 …

— Will you be ready for retirement? Planning for a secure financial future is hard work. You need to know how to  budget, invest, and spend your money as you grow older.  As you near the traditional retirement age of 65+, you need to understand the role that Social Security, Medicare and insurance will play in your retirement security and your options for working longer if you need or want to keep earning a paycheck. That’s why AARP Hawai‘i invites people …

— Scammers claim to be government officials to steal your money or your identity.  Here’s what to watch for: Scammers’ Tactics It’s the IRS: You owe taxes and must pay immediately or face arrest! It’s Social Security: Your number was compromised and you need to take immediate action? Free Money: You qualify for a federal grant! You’ve Won: You’ve won millions in a federally-supervised lottery! What You Should Know The government will not contact you out of the blue. The government …

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— Scammers claim to be government officials to steal your money or your identity.  Here’s what to watch for: Scammers’ Tactics It’s the IRS: You owe taxes and must pay immediately or face arrest! It’s Social Security: Your number was compromised and you need to take immediate action! Free Money: You qualify for a federal grant! You’ve Won: You’ve won millions in a federally-supervised lottery! What You Should Know The government will not contact you out of the blue. The government …

— The Social Security Administration is using new public service announcements to warn Americans about the increasing number of telephone scams and to advise what to do about them. The number of such telephone impostor scams has increased more than tenfold in recent years. Complaints about them jumped from 3,200 in 2017 to 35,000 in 2018, with financial loses increasing from $210,000 to $10 million, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The PSAs are 60-second, 30-second and 15-second warnings for airing on TV and radio. The scams …

— Attend AARP’s Free Webinar to Find Out How Social Security – Your Questions Answered Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 6 p.m. CT You’ve earned your Social Security retirement benefits. Make sure you get everything you’ve got coming to you by attending the first in a series of free Social Security webinars from AARP. Register for this session to get straightforward answers to questions like: When should I claim my benefits to get a larger monthly check? Will working after retirement affect …

— Attend AARP’s Free Webinar to Find Out How Social Security – Your Questions Answered Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 7 p.m. ET You’ve earned your Social Security retirement benefits. Make sure you get everything you’ve got coming to you by attending the first in a series of free Social Security webinars from AARP. Register for this session to get straightforward answers to questions like: When should I claim my benefits to get a larger monthly check? Will working after retirement affect …

— Attend AARP’s Free Webinar to Find Out How Social Security – Your Questions Answered Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 7 p.m. ET You’ve earned your Social Security retirement benefits. Make sure you get everything you’ve got coming to you by attending the first in a series of free Social Security webinars from AARP. Register for this session to get straightforward answers to questions like: When should I claim my benefits to get a larger monthly check? Will working after retirement affect …

— Attend AARP’s Free Webinar to Find Out How Social Security – Your Questions Answered Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 7 p.m. ET You’ve earned your Social Security retirement benefits. Make sure you get everything you’ve got coming to you by attending the first in a series of free Social Security webinars from AARP. Register for this session to get straightforward answers to questions like: When should I claim my benefits to get a larger monthly check? Will working after retirement affect …