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AARP is now accepting applications for the 2018 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that benefit local communities. The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone.
AARP Foundation provides free tax assistance and preparation for tax payers with low to moderate income through the Tax-Aide program and is currently seeking volunteer tax preparers. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 46 th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population. There are no age restrictions and it is not necessary to be a member of AARP nor a retiree to use this service.
“After my mother had her first stroke, when her time in the rehab hospital was over, they just kicked her out and said you have to take her home today – and that was it.”
Most people have to rely on money saved over years of work to fund their retirement, and often this money is accumulated through a 401(k) plan at work or some other type of investment. Long gone are the days when a guaranteed pension gave workers financial security in retirement; today, only one in five workers has access to such a plan. This means workers have to take on the risk of investing, which is a scary proposition. Investment losses can be devastating late in life, as there aren’t decades of work ahead to replace it.
AARP knows that fraud will never be eliminated entirely, but there is a lot more that can be done to arm consumers with tools to detect and avoid fraud. That's why AARP launched its Fraud Watch Network because of the serious fraud threats here in Utah, where it's a multi-billion dollar industry, as it is all across the country. Fraud isn't just limited to "too good to be true" offers. According to recent report by Javelin Strategy and Research, more than $20 billion was stolen from approximately 13 million identity theft victims in 2012. Whether it’s over the phone, through the mail, online or even at your door, scam artists are out there and they are looking for new ways to get you and your loved ones to open your wallets.
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