Work your mind. Warm your heart.

Posted on 10/21/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Money & Work Want to make a difference in your community? AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand in the Watertown South Dakota area to offer free tax assistance and preparation to taxpayers with low to moderate income.  It’s part of the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service – or to volunteer! Last year, …

Learn How to Avoid Being Scammed

Posted on 09/26/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work Older adults are popular targets for scam artists who bilk Americans out of billions of dollars annually. AARP has been holding informational meetings in all of the state’s 66 counties to combat financial fraud. The meetings will culminate with a special session at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at Callaway’s restaurant, 500 E. 69th St., Sioux Falls. Information about scammers and how people can protect themselves will be presented. Dinner will be provided. The meeting is free and open to the …

Learn How to Recognize and Outsmart Scammers

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work In South Dakota, AARP will host a Fraud Watch workshop in each of the state’s 66 counties by the end of the year. The schedule includes July 15 events in Parker and Canton; July 21 in Yankton and Vermillion; and July 22, Dakota Dunes. For a complete list, go to aarp.org/sd. For additional resources, go to aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork.  

Fighting Fraud County by County

Posted on 06/12/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Money & Work Whether it’s over the phone, through the mail, online or even at your door, scam artists are out there and they are looking for new ways to get you and your loved ones to open your wallets.   This summer, no matter where you live in South Dakota, you can learn how to outsmart the con artists, and arm yourself against the weapons of fraud. Starting this June, AARP volunteers will hold educational sessions in every county in the state- all …

Want to be your own boss?

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Money & Work April is Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month!  Mentor Month is part of an effort by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP to provide a range of resources this year to thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners over the age of 50. Saturday, April 26TH  The Sioux Falls SCORE Chapter will be conducting a workshop, “Starting Your Own Business:  Practical Advice from SCORE”, Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the South Dakota Technology Business Center (I-29 …

Credit Card Scam Alert

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Money & Work Fraud Watch Network Alert: Robocallers Target Consumers in Credit Card Scam The South Dakota Attorney General issued the following warning about a scam targeting consumers in South Dakota: Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota consumers to be cautious of robocalls targeting consumers with a scam that implies that their Mastercard has been locked or suspended. The automated phone message prompts the consumer to press a number one to unlock the card. Once the number one is pressed the …