Deb Silverberg

Fighting Foreign Lottery Fraud – and More

Posted on 03/4/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & SavingsThink no one falls for it? Think again. The news could come in the form of a letter, a phone call, or an e-mail – perhaps from a Jamaican lottery official: Congratulations! You’ve won a huge prize in our lottery! To claim your winnings, all you need to do is pay the taxes on your prize and wire the funds or provide a credit card. The bad news: Scammers are getting better at targeting the people who actually will believe …

Telecommuting: Yahoo Closes Door, Opens Window

Posted on 02/28/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkBring up Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer among colleagues or friends, and I dare you to try to have a five-minute conversation. You’ll likely hear jeers, cheers, or both when it comes to Yahoo’s pending ban on full-time and occasional telecommuting. Work-life experts, talk shows, journalists on workplace issues, big and not-so-big bloggers and lots of HR professionals are sounding off. Even celebrity CEOs from Virgin’s Richard Branson (Team Telework) to Donald Trump (Team Marissa) have weighed in. Full-time remote workers …