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. …

Registration open for Lane County Finding Work@50+ workshop 8/12

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Money & Work   While Oregon’s job growth has increased 3% in the last six months, for laid-off or otherwise unemployed workers 50 years of age and older, the prospects for employment are still dismal. “Almost half of older jobseekers were among the long-term unemployed, whose chances of finding jobs, particularly good jobs, remain problematic,” said Sara Rix, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor for AARP’s Public Policy Institute.  “And while older workers have a lower unemployment rate overall, the ones who lose their jobs …

State-run Retirement Savings Plan Supported by Eight in Ten Oregonians

Posted on 06/4/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Money & Work CLACKAMAS, OR: With one in six Oregonians age 45-65 banking less than $5,000 in their retirement savings accounts, retirement security is a hot topic in Oregon right now! A recent DHM Research survey confirms the need and support for more options to save for retirement. Nearly eight in ten (79%) working Oregonians strongly or somewhat support a state-run retirement savings plan to help the thousands of workers who don’t have access to a retirement savings program at their workplace, according …

Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …