AARP Colorado Offers Financial and Anti-Fraud Tips

This post was written by Becky Squires of  AARP Foundation.

In Colorado, AARP and AARP Foundation joined forces this year with the Spending Moments Program to produce three provocative short videos about managing personal finances.

Lesson 1: Learn a simple exercise to help you save money



Lesson 2: Create a Budget



Lesson 3: Learn about Time Value


The videos feature Shawn Young, developer of the nonprofit Bootstraps Education program in Denver, and were created to commemorate Money Smart Week in April

AARP Foundation’s Colorado ElderWatch program also received some publicity recently, when CBS 4 in Denver featured it in its Aging Independently series. You can watch the video here. ElderWatch operates in cooperation with the state attorney general’s office and protects seniors from financial fraud and other forms of consumer abuse. Since 2001, ElderWatch volunteers have called more than 350,000 older Coloradans to warn them about possible scams.

“AARP Foundation’s Elder Watch program specializes in helping older people manage their money and recognize, refuse and report financial scams,” said Amy Nofziger, who manages the program.