Low-Income North Dakotans Should Apply for Home Heating Assistance

Posted on 10/3/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work Cold North Dakota winters can have a dramatic effect on home heating costs. The N.D. Department of Human Services is reminding low-income individuals and families that help is available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications are now being accepted at county social service offices in North Dakota. The federally-funded program helps qualifying households in need of assistance pay a portion of their home heating costs, which includes natural gas, electricity, propane, coal, fuel oil, wood, or …

October 2014 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work Check out the October 2014 AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: upcoming “Caring for Family Caregivers” lunch and learns in Minot, Bismarck, West Fargo and Grand Forks. AARP-sponsored candidate debates on Prairie Public. Grandparent essay contest winners. and the latest schedule of driver safety classes around the state. If you’d like to receive the newsletter by mail every month, email your USPS address to lhalvorson@aarp.org. October 2014 AARP North Dakota News

’10 Steps to Retirement’ Online Presentation

Posted on 07/8/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work In April and May, AARP North Dakota conducted a series of workshops called “10 Steps to Retirement” outlining AARP’s recommended steps to help you prepare for the retirement you want. Workshop participants gave the presentation high marks and we received a number of inquiries asking if and when we would repeat the workshop. Here it is! This narrated 17-minute online presentation allows you to watch and listen on your own time and ensure you get the information you desire. The …

Plan Now – or Pay Later – for Your Health Costs in Retirement

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand, Vice President of the Financial Security team in the Education and Outreach group at AARP I don’t know about you, but I plan to live a very long (and hopefully healthy) life. My father lived to 82 – even with three separate bouts of cancer – and my mom is still going strong at 76. So I’d rather bet on living to 100, and plan accordingly, than run the risk of outliving my money. Frankly, I’d …

Social Security Generates $2.5 Billion in Economic Activity; Supports 16,000 Jobs in North Dakota

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work A new study from the AARP Public Policy Institute calculates that each dollar paid to Social Security beneficiaries in North Dakota generates nearly two dollars in spending by individuals and businesses, adding about $2.5 billion in total economic output to the North Dakota economy – and about $1.4 trillion to the national economy – in 2012. The report also finds the $1.6 billion paid in Social Security benefits in 2012 helped North Dakotans keep or find more than 16,000 jobs. …

Volunteers Needed Across North Dakota to Help Low-Income Seniors

Posted on 08/21/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work AARP’s volunteer operated Tax-Aide program is looking for new volunteers across North Dakota. “A common response from people is, ‘I can’t do taxes; I don’t even do my own!’” says Muriel Peterson, the state volunteer coordinator for the Tax-Aide program. Peterson says volunteers do not need tax preparation experience because they receive comprehensive IRS training on tax forms and software at no cost. Instead, she says, potential volunteers should have proficient computer skills, enjoy meeting people and working with other …