Money

Stay informed about Social Security, retirement planning, financial security, consumer protection, careers and more.
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Financial exploitation is the most common form of elder abuse in the U.S., and the average victim loses $120,000. We also know this crime is severely under-reported.
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Scammers are always looking to capture people’s personal information, and Social Security numbers are highly valuable.
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In 2019 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received nearly 125,000 reports of scams involving prizes, sweepstakes and lotteries that cost victims $121 million.
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Learn about Social Security and Medicare
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Extra money in paychecks this year must be repaid in 2021; AARP opposes deferrals
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Tax-Aide offers free in-person and online tax preparation and assistance to low- and moderate-income taxpayers in Michigan and nationwide. Individuals interested in volunteering should apply by September 30th for the 2021 Tax Season. 
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MDU proposal would raise residential electric bills to pay for projects in other states
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Maryland's Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) provides bill assistance to low-income households throughout the state to make energy costs more affordable and to help with the prevention of loss and the restoration of home energy service.
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A new AARP survey, released in conjunction with Social Security’s 85th anniversary, confirms that Americans highly value Social Security, and even more so due to the pandemic. 
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