New E-Mail Scam Targeting Montanans

Posted on 04/24/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Local Resources | Montana Montana Department of Revenue Warns of Email Scam The Montana Department of Revenue is warning people about a new email scam that could potentially harm computer systems, and steal identities and financial information. These email messages target people in and out of state. They are not from the department and the department recommends that people delete these fraudulent email notifications. Taxpayers are receiving email messages with a variety of subjects, one that claims they owe money to the Montana Department …

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

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

Events | Money & Work | Montana 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

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

Events | Local Resources | Money & Work | Montana 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

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

Advocacy | Money & Work | Montana 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 …

Don’t Do Your Taxes This Year… Let AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Take Care of That!

Posted on 02/6/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Montana | Press | Volunteering AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program in Full Swing for 2014 Tax Season AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax assistance and preparation at sites around Montana during tax season 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.  In its 45th year, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to those 60 and older.  Taxpayers do not …

Influenza cases increasing throughout Montana — Public health officials encourage influenza vaccine

Posted on 01/8/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Montana Influenza activity is widespread in Montana with half of the counties reporting confirmed cases, state public health officials said today. Influenza-related hospitalizations across the state have also increased. As of January 4, 2014 there have been 101 hospitalizations reported this season, with over half in the last two weeks. Further, one death from complications of influenza was reported last week in a Hill County resident. DPHHS influenza surveillance for the 2013-14 season officially began on October 1, 2013. “It is …