AARP South Dakota

Cathy McLeer

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Put Your Small Business Plans into Action

Posted on 08/10/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

AARP, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and Life Reimagined invite you to a live webinar that will help you put your small business plans into action. You will get advice form experts and hear about their experiences, whil learning about programs and resources available through AARP, SBA and Life Reimagined.  From writing your business plan to seeking start-up capital, this is information you can use. If you’ve ever dreamed about being your own boss, not is your chance to make …

AARP Sioux Falls Supports Efforts to Cap Payday Lending Rates

Posted on 08/5/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

AARP South Dakota supports an effort underway to cap payday, car title, and installment loans at an annual interest rate of 36%, and is part of the coalition, South Dakotans for Responsible Lending, which is currently collecting signatures to get the initiated measure placed on the election ballot in 2016. “Many older South Dakotans are on fixed incomes and are more vulnerable to the debt-trap of unscrupulous lending practices,” said Sarah Jennings, state director for AARP South Dakota. “These types …

South Dakota Family Caregivers Provide $1 Billion in Unpaid Care

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers Family caregivers in South Dakota provided 79 million hours of care—worth an estimated $1 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly equaled the annual …

Fighting Fraud

Posted on 06/5/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Con artists will stop at nothing to get their hands on your hard earned money.  To help you fight fraud and keep your money where it belongs – in your pocket- we’ve teamed up with the South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley to bring you alerts about frauds and scams happening right here in South Dakota. Sign up to receive alerts via email, or call us at 1-866-542-8172 to receive monthly alerts via phone.  We’ll share timely tips and information …

Fraud Alert: Avoid Disaster Scams

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Disasters can bring out the best in people—and the worst. As many prepare for, or recover from, destruction caused by storms, tornadoes – such as the recent Delmont, SD tornado, and floods—look out. After natural disasters, unlicensed contractors and scammers often come into affected areas promising quick repairs at discount prices. What does it look like? Commonly called “wildcatting”, supposed repair workers blitz impacted neighborhoods, hoping to ensnare frazzled homeowners. They may say something like, “We are really busy right …

SD Attorney General Warns of Disaster Scams

Posted on 05/13/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Con artists are opportunists.  In the wake of the recent Delmont tornado disaster, South Dakota state officials are warning of potential unscrupulous contractors.  The South Dakota Attorney General’s Office distributed the following warning: Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety urge Delmont tornado victims to proceed with caution when moving into the recovery phase of this disaster. Residents will understandably be eager to have new construction or the necessary work done to their damaged property. …