Planning to Live a Long Time? Then Plan to Live Well

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work As part of the Montana Financial Education Coalition, AARP Montana is cosponsoring “Financial Security for a Lifetime,” a statewide conference in Helena, April 28-29. “Longer life spans and an uncertain economy make it more important than ever to plan for lifelong financial well-being,” said Bob Bartholomew, AARP state director. Jean Chatzky, an AARP ambassador and financial editor for NBC’s Today show, will headline the event. Experts from government, banking, education and nonprofit organizations will discuss smart money-management practices. An April …

AARP Montana Presents Series of Consumer Forums to Fight Investment Fraud

AARP Montana Presents Series of Consumer Forums to Fight Investment Fraud

Posted on 03/12/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Money & Work AARP Montana Presents Series of Consumer Forums to Fight Investment Fraud AARP and host of experts conduct forums on spotting scams, avoiding fraud; 7 Montana cities will host events   In its ongoing efforts to fight the problem of investment fraud, AARP Montana is partnering with a coalition of crime prevention agencies to sponsor a series of forums around Montana entitled “How to Outsmart Investment Fraud.” AARP will present the forums along with a host of experts from the Montana …

New Report shows 42 Percent of Montanans Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck

New Report shows 42 Percent of Montanans Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck

Posted on 02/13/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Money & Work Medicaid Expansion Recommended to Help Solve Problem A new financial check-up on Montana families shows that most are doing fine, but more than 40 percent are walking a fine line because they have little or no savings. The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) report looks at financial security – examining liquid assets, educational attainment and health insurance coverage, among other things. Karen Heisler, director of asset development at Rural Dynamics, Inc. in Great Falls, says her non-profit organization knows through …

SCAM ALERT! Beware of ID Theft Phone Scam Targeting Older Montanans

SCAM ALERT! Beware of ID Theft Phone Scam Targeting Older Montanans

Posted on 10/2/2013 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Money & Work This phone scam is back and is actively circulating in the state.   Criminal justice agencies in Montana have received several reports this week involving unsolicited phone calls from the number (248)742-3843.   Scammers are calling elderly Montanans — both those on Medicare and people with a medical card — asking them to update their card.  Scammers are trying to gain information with one of two methods:   1) One method is for the scammer to say they already have …

Share Your Story about Difficulties Getting Insurance

Share Your Story about Difficulties Getting Insurance

Posted on 04/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work AARP is asking Nebraska members who have had problems getting health insurance coverage to share their stories. The anecdotes will be used to help persuade state lawmakers to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. If approved, the expansion would extend Medicaid coverage to about 54,000 uninsured Nebraskans younger than 65. Individuals with annual income up to $15,415 would be eligible, as would couples with income up to $21,400. Gov. Dave Heineman (R) opposes the plan. AARP is part of …

AARP Tax-Aide Program in Full Swing for 2013 Tax Season

AARP Tax-Aide Program in Full Swing for 2013 Tax Season

Posted on 02/11/2013 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Money & Work AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax assistance and preparation at sites around Montana during tax season Helena, Mont., Feb 11, 2013 – This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 46th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  Taxpayers do not need to be a member of AARP …