MN AARP Event

Your Family’s Money Matters: Make the Most of Your Finances In Tough Economic Times

Saturday, March 26, 2011
8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
The Wilder Center
451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul
Choose from workshops about:
  • Financing a small business
  • Planning for Retirement
  • Getting the most from your tax return
  • Creating healthy financial habits
  • Preventing home foreclosure
  • Understanding your credit report
Space is limited! To register, send an e-mail to rsvp@franken.senate.gov or call (651) 221-1016. Please indicate which two workshops you would like to attend.
Workshops will be presented by partnering organizations:
AARP, AccountAbility Minnesota, Lutheran Social Service, The Minnesota Home Ownership Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, WomenVenture.
Senator Franken will give opening remarks.

Below is the link to the flyer for this event.
http://www.accountabilitymn.org/sites/default/files/Sen_Franken_FTC_Event.pdf

Fraud Fighter

I attended a Fraud Fighters Forum in Minnesota a few months ago, and I am pleased to announce that the event will be broadcast on television.

Fraud Fighters Program to Air on Minnesota Channel
Tune in for an informational program about how to prevent, spot and report fraud, brought to you by AARP and the Better Business Bureau.  Produced by Twin Cities Public Television, the hour-long program provides useful information from law enforcement agencies and experts and answers consumers’ questions in a panel discussion moderated by Minnesota Public Radio’s Chris Farrell.
The broadcast will occur on the statewide MN Channel.  It is seen statewide via all six Minnesota public television stations, over the air free for viewers, as well as on cable services.
Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 8:00 PM
Monday, August 23, 2010 at 2:00 AM
Monday, August 23, 2010 at 8:00 AM
Monday, August 23, 2010 at 2:00 PM
In the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area, the show will air on Twin Cities Public Television www.tpt.org.  Look for “tptMN
Broadcast:   Channel 2-2
Cable:   Comcast channel 202 in Minneapolis and channel 243 in St. Paul; Mediacom channel 102; Charter channel 396
TPT Life
This program will also be carried on the new tptLIFE channel which is primarily devoted to how-to and lifestyle programs and also features repeats of popular prime-time programs from tpt2.
The program will air on Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM.

Fraud Fighting Forum

AARP and the BBB is holding a Fraud Fighters Forum on April 20th in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

You can read the details of the event here.

Attorney General Lori Swanson will be there, along with other top officials, to show you how to spot and stop fraud.

Hear about the crimes that affect Minnesotans and what members of the law enforcement are doing to combat criminal activity. Experts will cover the topics of:

Financial schemes
Investment fraud
Health care fraud
Identity theft

With the right information, you can avoid becoming a victim of fraud