Mid-Life Career Change: Pursuing Your Passion – Real Women Speak

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Money & Work By Michelle M. Cutugno At the end of my last blog post ,  I was on the edge of my seat waiting to hear if my request for reconsideration to Portland State University’s Masters of Social Work program would be viewed favorably. I waited one long month for news, but now, over a year later, I’ve already completed my first year of the program and am enjoying the last few weeks of summer break before my advanced (and final) year begins. …

Teletown Hall to Discuss 50+ Hunger

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Money & Work By Marianne Ryder Have you or do you know someone who has skimped on buying groceries in order to afford needed medication or to pay utility bills? Sadly, this is not uncommon for many 50+ Oregonians. Did you know that Oregon is one of the top five states nationally for hunger among those ages 50-59? Hunger runs deep in our state. It affects old and young alike. However, 50+ hunger is often hidden. Proper nutrition is key to good health …

Is Your Home Ready for Autumn?

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Money & Work Spend Less Time on Chores, More Time on Fun with These 5 Money-Saving Tips PORTLAND, OR – September 24, 2014:  The beginning of autumn brings trees and sidewalks speckled with beautiful brightly colored leaves and days for making warm apple cider. It’s the perfect time of year for pumpkin picking and hay rides with the family before the first snowflakes hit the ground. But for most homeowners, autumn also blows in the foreboding winds of a long winter to come …

Making a Difference as a Money Management Volunteer

Posted on 09/11/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Money & Work AARP Oregon has been a longtime supporter of the Money Management Programs here in Oregon. Easter Seals Oregon, the Oregon Department of Human Services and community service agencies work together to deliver the Oregon Money Management Program around the state. Trained volunteers help low-income older adults with daily money management tasks and make a difference in people’s lives by helping them remain as independent as possible. In as little as two-hours per month volunteers can help create financial stability, prevent …

More Oregon Women Face Retirement Insecurity

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Money & Work Women face special challenges while trying to build a secure retirement for themselves. Studies show that 60 percent of boomer-age women say they aren’t confident they’ll have enough money to live comfortably in retirement. The problem isn’t unique to boomers – it’s a woman thing. Some of our greatest strengths as women also make us more economically vulnerable. Specifically, our tendency to take care of others first – including taking time out of the workforce to care for children and …

Entrepreneurship Course for Baby Boomers Coming to Portland

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Money & Work Kauffman FastTrac and AARP to help those over 50 pursue their entrepreneurial dreams PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland-area residents aged 50 and over soon will be able to learn how to more effectively turn their entrepreneurial ideas into business success thanks to a new program from Kauffman FastTrac® and AARP. “FastTrac NewVenture™ for the Boomer Entrepreneur” is specifically designed to help Baby Boomers who are considering entrepreneurship to hone their unique strengths, experience and expertise in order to start their own businesses. …