— Join us on September 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm CT for Part 1 of AARP’s Interactive Social Security Webinar as we explore each of the five most asked about (and often misunderstood) Social Security topics—including applying for benefits, survivor benefits, spousal benefits, the earnings limit, and benefits for married couples. Plus, you can ask specific questions for the experts to answer using our interactive Q&A tool. We’ll also introduce you to AARP’s easy-to-use online tools, including our Benefits Calculator and a …

— One could refer to Marcia Ballinger in many ways.  Among other things, the Twin Cities native is an award-winning author, a Doctor of Organization and Management, the co-founder and principal of a search firm, and a French bulldog owner.  In 2016, Ballinger earned an additional title when she was named one of Minnesota’s 50 Over 50 winners. Ballinger’s career journey is rooted in Corporate America.  The holder of a degree in Business Administration, a master’s in Speech-Communication, and a doctorate …

— In the next decade as many as 750,000 Minnesotans will reach retirement age.  However, according to a recent AARP Survey, an alarming number of them haven’t saved nearly enough. Approximately half of all workers surveyed expressed worry that they won’t be able to save enough for retirement and 36% reported that they are behind on their retirement savings.  Compounding this problem is the fact that 40% of Minnesota workers – around 1 million people – don’t have access to a …

— By Pamela Schmid Seven years ago, Jason Rathe began offering the dozen workers at his Minneapolis-based landscaping company access to an individual retirement account. “We always thought that’s what a company does: provide a way for employees to save for retirement,” said Rathe, owner of Field Outdoor Spaces. He has been disappointed, but not surprised, to find himself in the minority of small-business owners. “We’re all on the edge of not making it,” Rathe said, “dealing with other things that …

— AARP Minnesota invites community groups across the state to schedule a free Fraud Fighter presentation. About 20 trained volunteer presenters are available to talk about the latest trends in telephone and online scams, unsuitable investments and even theft by family members. Participants learn the tricks con artists use and how to protect themselves from fraud. “Scammers are using ever more sophisticated means of separating you from your money,” said Seth Boffeli, AARP associate state director for communication. “The best means …

— Are you wondering when to take your social security? How spousal benefits or Medicare works? AARP and experts from the Social Security Administration are here to help! Sign up for an engaging, free, and helpful information session designed to help you make the best decisions about starting your Social Security benefits. Knowing your Social Security benefits is important, especially for those who are heading towards retirement. As Jim Czechowicz, from the Social Security Administration, states “The main reason Social Security …