Thinking about Starting Your Own Business? Attend this Workshop in Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Fargo

Thinking about Starting Your Own Business? Attend this Workshop in Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Fargo

Posted on 03/28/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work AARP and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will present workshops in Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks and Fargo in April to help individuals ages 50 and older who want to start their own business. The mentoring events are part of National Encore Entrepreneur Month. The two organizations will match these “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance. For the first hour of the workshop, experts will provide information on the basics of starting a business …

Shred Personal Documents for Free April 26

Shred Personal Documents for Free April 26

Posted on 03/27/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work Start cleaning out those file cabinets! AARP North Dakota and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota invite Fargo-Moorhead, Bismarck-Mandan and Jamestown area residents to shred unneeded documents for free on “Secure Your ID Day,” Saturday, April 26. The Fargo event will be held at the Wells Fargo branch on 13th Ave. S. The Bismarck event will be held at the Wells Fargo Gateway Mall location at 1050 E. Interstate Ave. The Jamestown event will be held …

AARP Tax-Aide Sites Open in 11 Locations

AARP Tax-Aide Sites Open in 11 Locations

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work AARP Tax-Aide sites across North Dakota are open and ready to help people prepare their 2013 tax returns. This service is available to middle- and low-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 this free service, says Muriel Peterson of Bismarck, volunteer state coordinator of Tax-Aide in North Dakota. IRS-certified volunteers are trained to assist in filing accurate returns and help taxpayers …

'Get Smart on Scams' at Lunch and Learns in Minot, Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks

‘Get Smart on Scams’ at Lunch and Learns in Minot, Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks

Posted on 02/21/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work AARP North Dakota is hosting a “Get Smart on Scams” Lunch and Learn to help you learn how to protect yourself and your family from identity theft and fraud. The 90-minute program is being offered in Minot, Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks. Millions of Americans, including many North Dakotans, fall victim to fraudulent schemes every year, resulting in billions of dollars landing in the pockets of con artists. Whether it’s over the phone, through the mail, online or at your …

Need Help with Heating Costs?

Need Help with Heating Costs?

Posted on 12/5/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work As winter draws near, AARP North Dakota is encouraging people who have a hard time paying their utility bills to apply for help with heating costs. The state’s heating assistance program helps pay for fuel to heat the homes of individuals with annual income up to $25,773 or couples with income up to $33,703. Call 800-755-2716 or apply here. Applications also are available at county social services offices. In addition, such households can apply for weatherization assistance at one of …

Jean Setzfand, Vice President, Financial Security, AARP Education & Outreach

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 …