North Dakota Seniors being Targeted by Scam Artists

Posted on 03/6/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Finances 50+ | Local Resources | Money & Work North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem this week said the state’s residents are being inundated with scam telephone calls. He warned that scam artists are specifically targeting the state’s senior population, finding new victims with scams that have been circulating for many years. “Unfortunately, despite repeated warnings about these scams, we receive reports every week from victims, many of whom have lost hundreds of dollars. Almost without exception, the recent victims have been older North Dakotans,” said Parrell Grossman, director …

Mike Tomasko Appointed AARP North Dakota State President

Posted on 02/26/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

About AARP | Community | Press | Volunteering Mike Tomasko of West Fargo has been named the new state president of AARP in North Dakota. Tomasko has served on the AARP North Dakota Executive Council since June 2012. The volunteer state president chairs the state executive council and works in partnership with the state director to provide vision and leadership for AARP’s work in the state. The state president is also responsible for helping to build partnerships with other organizations and serves as the principal AARP volunteer spokesperson …

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

Posted on 02/26/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Community | Events | Local Resources | Money & Work | Press Want to start or grow a small business? Join AARP and the Small Business Administration (SBA) for a workshop to help you explore your Real Possibilities. Thoughtful stories and insights will be shared by panelists from a variety of backgrounds on starting a business mid to late career. And you’ll learn about programs and resources available through AARP, SBA and SCORE. From writing your business plan to seeking start-up capital, it’s information you can use. Contrary to popular perception, entrepreneurship …

Shred Personal Documents for Free Saturday, April 25, in Bismarck, Fargo and Jamestown

Posted on 02/17/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Community | Events | Local Resources | Money & Work | Press It’s time to once again clean out your file cabinets! AARP North Dakota and 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 25. The Fargo event will be held at the Wells Fargo branch at 2501 13th Ave. S. The Bismarck event will be held at the Wells Fargo Gateway Mall location at 1050 E. Interstate Ave. The Jamestown …

Property Tax Credits for Homeowners, Renters, Disabled Veterans : Do You Qualify?

Posted on 02/10/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Finances 50+ | Home & Family In addition to the 12 percent state paid credit that all North Dakotans receive, there are a couple of property tax credits for which you may be eligible. The Homestead Tax Credit is for senior citizens and disabled individuals of any age. The Disabled Veterans Tax Credit is for disabled veterans of the United States armed forces. Homestead Tax Credit The Homestead Tax Credit is available to individuals who are 65 years old or older, or are permanently and totally …

AARP Tax-Aide Sites Open in 11 Locations

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Community | Local Resources | Money & Work AARP Foundation Tax-Aide sites across North Dakota are open and ready to help people prepare their 2014 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 …