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

Posted on 02/13/2016 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

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. 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 is not exclusive to the young and hip. More than a quarter of new entrepreneurs are in the 55-to-64 age group, according to …

Brian Larson Appointed to Lead Driver Safety Program in North Dakota as Volunteer State Coordinator

Posted on 02/2/2016 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Brian Larson of Bismarck has been appointed as state coordinator of AARP’s Driver Safety Training program in North Dakota. Larson has been a volunteer instructor for the program and has a strong background in traffic safety. He started his career in driver education as an instructor at Grand Forks Central High School. He then moved on to become State Director of Driver and Traffic Safety Education with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. Larson also served as executive director …

Need Help with Your 2015 Income Taxes? Find an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Site in North Dakota

Posted on 01/26/2016 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide sites across North Dakota will open beginning Feb. 1 to help people prepare their 2015 tax returns. This service is available to low- and moderate-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. IRS-certified volunteers are trained to assist in filing accurate returns and help taxpayers receive all of the benefits, credits, and deductions to which they …

Learn to Plan for Retirement at March Lunch and Learns

Posted on 01/25/2016 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

AARP North Dakota has lunch and learns coming up in March focused on retirement planning. In Minot and Bismarck, the emphasis will be on retiring on a fixed income. There are many people on fixed   incomes who rely on Social Security for the majority of their retirement income. AARP believes everyone deserves to retire with dignity and respect. How can you manage your money in retirement to maximize your savings, even if you’re on a fixed income? If you’re nearing …

February AARP North Dakota Newsletter

Posted on 01/22/2016 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Check out the February AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: Where to find AARP Foundation’s free tax preparation sites. Retirement planning lunch and learns in Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck and Minot. An update on the legislature’s interim committee studying how to support unpaid family caregivers. An introduction of our spring semester intern. Upcoming driver safety classes around the state. If you’d like to receive the newsletter by mail every month, email your USPS address to lhalvorson@aarp.org. February 2016 AARP North …

Save Money! Take the AARP Safe Driving Class

Posted on 01/21/2016 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50+ have never looked back since they got their first driver’s license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. By taking a driver safety course you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. You’ll learn how …