— AARP North Dakota will host four retirement-planning education events in May. The “Get to Know Social Security” lounge and learns will focus on getting the most out of Social Security along with other retirement planning resources. The presenter will be from the Social Security Administration. Surveys by AARP and other groups show that many people are unfamiliar with the workings of Social Security, which can lead them to make wrong decisions about when to start benefits. These educational sessions are …

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— St. Petersburg, Fla. – AARP Florida Advocacy Manager Jack McRay said AARP is disappointed in a 9-6 House committee vote Tuesday to allow Florida investor-owned utilities to shift the cost of out-of-state natural-gas exploration and development projects to ratepayers, while simultaneously collecting a return for itself on ratepayer-funded costs. The House Energy and Utilities subcommittee voted Tuesday to approve House Bill 1043 by Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, in a subcommittee meeting held specifically to consider the legislation, just ahead of …

— ¡ALERTA! El fraude y la explotación acechan… Con los retos económicos que enfrentamos, los criminales se ponen más creativos para robarte la identidad y engañarte con las últimas estafas, y así quitarte el dinero por el que tanto has trabajado. También aumentan dramáticamente los casos de explotación financiera hasta por parte de los propios familiares. Ven y ponte al día con los expertos para identificar y contrarrestar las tácticas de los estafadores, y conoce los aspectos legales para proteger tus …

— Ven a explorar las posibilidades para reimaginar tus finanzas y desarrollar una estrategia de seguridad financiera, para sobrellevar estos tiempos retantes. Descubre cómo proteger tu dinero, porque el fraude es más común de lo que imaginas. Escucha la experiencia de un investigador y las anécdotas jocosas de Marian Pabón. PRESENTADORES: Reimaginando tus Finanzas Gustavo Vélez, economista Protege tus Bienes y tu Futuro Fernando Fernández, investigador privado ¡Cuidado con el Pescaíto! Marian Pabón, comediante Reinventa tus Finanzas y Protege tu Bolsillo …

— Take this simple step to help protect yourself from identity theft by having sensitive personal documents shredded for free on Saturday, April 22, in Fargo and Bismarck. A shredding truck will be at each location and shred documents on site between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event is open to the public. The Fargo event will be held in the parking lot at West Acres Shopping Center, 3902 13th Ave. S. The Bismarck event will be held in the …

— Want to start or grow a small business? Join AARP and the Small Business Administration (SBA) for a workshop to help you explore your Real Possibilities. You’ll hear from a panel of people who have started their own small businesses. You’ll also learn about programs and resources available through AARP, SBA and SCORE. From writing your business plan to seeking start-up capital, it’s information you can use. Participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a representative from the …

— Last year, 13.1 million Americans were the victims of identity theft- that is one person victimized every 2 seconds. That is why AARP and BECU invite you to bring old documents containing your personal information to our mobile shredding trucks for free disposal. AARP and BECU members can safely destroy documents containing sensitive and personal information, as well as recycle unwanted TVs, computers, computer monitors, laptops and cell phones on Saturday, April 22. Bring your documents and electronics to one …

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide sites across North Dakota are open through April 15 to help people prepare their 2016 tax returns. This free service is available to low- and moderate-income taxpayers of all ages with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member to take advantage of the service. IRS-certified volunteers are trained to assist in filing accurate returns and help taxpayers receive all of the benefits, credits, and deductions to which they …

— Learn how to start or grow your small business from fellow entrepreneurs. Live SBA Entrepreneur webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 18th at 5 p.m. MT Looking to turn your unique talents, hobbies or skills into a small business? Or if you’ve already started a business, are you searching for ideas to keep your dreams of success on track? Register for the AARP webinar, From Passion to Profit, and learn from our panel of innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs as they share …

— Learn how to start or grow your small business from fellow entrepreneurs. Live SBA Entrepreneur webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 18th at 7 p.m. ET Looking to turn your unique talents, hobbies or skills into a small business? Or if you’ve already started a business, are you searching for ideas to keep your dreams of success on track? Register for the AARP webinar, From Passion to Profit, and learn from our panel of innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs as they share …