With skyrocketing costs on everything from food to utilities, families losing their homes, retirement accounts shrinking and millions of Americans without a job, it’s no wonder that Washingtonians are feeling swamped by the wake of the economic downturn. To make matters worse, crooks and swindlers have emerged with a new crop of scams and schemes designed to take advantage of today’s turbulent economy.
Sign-up now to attend a free “Taking Charge in Tough Times” event and learn how to outsmart investment fraud, stay safer online, guard your identity, protect your retirement savings, cut costs and save money. Hear from the experts with AARP, the Attorney General’s Office, Microsoft, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Financial Institutions, KCTS 9 and the Washington State Crime Prevention Association.
Participants will receive free educational materials on how to navigate today’s tough economy. Lunch is also provided. Space is limited. Take charge of your financial future and register now at www.aarp.org/wa or call toll-free 1-877-926-8300.
Wednesday, April 8, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Three Rivers Convention Center
7016 Grandridge Boulevard
Kennewick, WA 99336
Wednesday, April 22, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Red Lion Hotel Bellevue
11211 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
Wednesday, May 6,9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Vancouver Red Lion Hotel at the Quay
100 Columbia Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
Wednesday, June 3, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Red Lion Hotel at the Park
303 W. North River Drive
Spokane, WA 99201