Money & Work

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Today, AARP announced the launch of ‘ Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level.
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AARP has a group of volunteers from across the state who are trained to be “Fraud Fighters,” and are willing to provide valuable presentations to help protect North Dakotans from fraud and scams. The Fraud Fighters are equipped with resources and up-to-date information to help safeguard against identity theft and other scams.
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Life Reimagined is all about possibilities – envisioning them, evaluating them and making them reality. Life Reimagined is a first-of-its-kind series of online and offline experiences to help people reflect, evaluate priorities and take action to live their best life.
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As the days and nights get colder, some low-income North Dakotans may find the increase in home heating costs beyond what their budget can handle. The North Dakota Department of Human Services is reminding low-income individuals, families, and seniors that help is available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications are now being accepted at county social service offices in North Dakota.
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In November, the North Dakota Public Service Commission finalized its ruling on a natural gas rate increase requested by Montana-Dakota Utilities.
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Gary from North Dakota was featured on AARP Live on RFD-TV last week. He talked about his experience with income tax scams. Listen to what he had to say:
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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.
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A new study from the AARP Public Policy Institute calculates that each dollar paid to Social Security beneficiaries in North Dakota generates nearly two dollars in spending by individuals and businesses, adding about $2.5 billion in total economic output to the North Dakota economy – and about $1.4 trillion to the national economy – in 2012. T ND State Report also finds the $1.6 billion paid in Social Security benefits in 2012 helped North Dakotans keep or find more than 16,000 jobs.
North Dakota Tax-Aide
AARP’s volunteer operated Tax-Aide program is looking for new volunteers across North Dakota.
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More North Dakotans 65 and older and homeowners of any age with a disability are now eligible for the Homestead Property Tax Credit because of a major expansion approved by the 2013 North Dakota Legislature.
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