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Think your identity won’t be stolen?  Neither did the staggering number of people who had their identity stolen last year! Want to learn more about how to protect yourself from Fraud? Watch AARP Live on Thursday, May 19 at 8pm MT with fraud expert Frank Abagnale! Frank Abagnale, once one of the world’s most famous con artist, has worked with the FBI as a nationally renowned expert on identity theft and fraud schemes for the last 40 years.  Now he’s joining forces with …

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Montanans across Big Sky Country will have opportunity to speak directly with the state’s top law enforcement official to get their questions answered during live tele-town hall meeting  Helena, Mont., April 13, 2016 –Thousands of AARP members as well as other citizens across the state will have the opportunity to participate in a “telephone town hall” meeting with Montana’s Attorney General, Tim Fox about fraud prevention and consumer protection in Montana. AARP Montana will host the statewide live event which …

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The Huffington Post and AARP held a nationwide memoir contest open to any American born before Dec. 31, 1964, with a story to tell. They received thousands and thousands of responses, which the judges, including the Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington, Huff/Post 50 editor at large Rita Wilson and AARP editorial director Myrna Blyth, narrowed down to 10 finalists, and finally just one grand prize winner. PRISONER IN THE KITCHEN (Simon & Schuster; March 29, 2016) is that outstanding story in …

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a new AARP survey released today, 8 in 10 say that taking a stand on Social Security is a basic threshold for Presidential leadership. The survey of likely voters age 50+ also shows nearly 40% are dissatisfied with their retirement savings and nearly half of voters worry they won’t be able to achieve their financial goals over the next five years (49%).  4 in 10 (40%) still don’t know for certain which party’s presidential candidate they’ll …

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  AARP and host of experts conduct “how-to” workshops on keeping sharp, spotting scams, avoiding fraud; Montana Attorney General Tim Fox slated to speak at first event in Bozeman Free and Open to the Public – Free Lunch Served! Helena, Mont., March 30, 2016 — In its ongoing efforts to fight fraud, AARP Montana is partnering with a coalition of crime prevention agencies to sponsor “how-to” workshops entitled “Outsmarting Con Artists” with a special focus on keeping sharp. The 2016 …

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Montanans across Big Sky Country will have opportunity to speak directly with the state’s highest officeholder to get their questions answered during live tele-town hall meeting  Thousands of AARP members as well as other citizens across the state will have the opportunity to participate in a “telephone town hall” meeting with Governor Steve Bullock about the State of Aging in Montana. AARP Montana will host the statewide live event which will take place on February 24 at 10:30 am Mountain …

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Helena, Mont., Feb. 4, 2016 — 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. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  People do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “There’s no question, over the years the U.S. tax …

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Helena, Mont., Jan. 28, 2016 — AARP Montana recently announced that it has donated $5,000 to the K9 Care Montana Wounded Warrior Service Dog Program – a non-profit organization based out of Philipsburg.  The K9 Care Program is devoted to providing specially trained dogs, at no cost, to our nation’s Wounded Warriors. “There is new research that clearly shows the benefits of service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress,” said Tim Summers, AARP Montana State Director. “These dogs are a …

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  Helena, Mont., Jan 11, 2016 — Studies have shown that Americans aren’t saving enough for the future, and the risk of insufficient funds in retirement is especially high for Montana’s women.  On average, women live longer, earn less, and spend more time out of the workforce caring for family than do men. To highlight this issue, the Montana State Auditor’s Office is teaming up with AARP Montana and the University of Montana and to sponsor an economic security conference for …

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AARP and the Office of the Montana State Auditor invite the public to an event addressing the financial challenges women face in retirement. The one-day Penny Conference is scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the University of Montana-Missoula School of Business Administration. Presenters will discuss money management, investment strategies, retirement planning, fraud prevention and salary negotiations. Speakers also will share personal stories of financial success. Many women face financial insecurity because they earn 79 percent of what men do and typically …