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AARP Oregon to Host Women & Financial Security Workshops

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Women are three times as likely as men to say they can’t afford to save for retirement and in general have lower rates of financial literacy. Women also make up the majority of caregivers, and are three times more likely than men to quit their jobs to care for a family member.

Generally speaking, women earn less, save less, and live longer — but are still responsible for the same living expenses men pay. The end result is that more women than men fall into poverty past the age of 65.

Learning more about finance can help women make better decisions while they are still in the workforce and help prepare for retirement, unexpected emergencies and more.

But how do you get started? This March AARP Oregon will hold a series of programs along the I-5 corridor on Women and Financial Security. We’ll explore the foundations of retirement security including learning more about Social Security, Medicare, Personal Savings and retirement benefits and a fresh look at work after retirement.

Find a Workshop

March 11, Tigard
Mar 12, Salem
March 28, Eugene
April 7, Portland
April 9 Medford

There will also be a Telephone Town Hall March 10 from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Write to for more information on how to connect with the call.

Online Retirement Planning Resources: articles and videos about financial security free digital coach Social Security benefits calculator
OregonSaves – OregonSaves is the state-based IRA program that is easy to use and open to any Oregonian with earned income
Social Security - What every woman should know

AARP Online Webinar March 12


Women & Retirement Security
Women's Retirement Risk
People of Color and Social Security
Women, Statistics & Social Security
Working Longer
Planning for a Longer Lifespan - Stanford


Social Security for Dummies by Jonathan Peterson, John Wiley & Sons.
Medicare for Dummies by Patricia Barry
Getting the Job You Want After 50 by Kerry Hannon
The Single Woman's Guide to Retirement, Jan Cullinane

PCC - Encore Career Info
PCC - Climb Center - recareering skills

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