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
Online workshop March 12 or on demand later
There will also be a Telephone Town Hall March 10 from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Write to email@example.com for more information on how to connect with the call.
Online Retirement Planning Resources:
www.aarp.org/retirement- articles and videos about financial security
List of AARP free resources
https://aceyourretirement.org/- free digital coach
https://www.ssa.gov/OACT/quickcalc/- 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
Helpful Summary of Women and Retirement Security
Urgency for women to save for retirement
AARP Online Webinar March 12
Women & Retirement Security
Women's Retirement Risk
People of Color and Social Security
Women, Statistics & Social Security
Planning for a Longer Lifespan - Stanford
Important Social Security Facts - Center on Policy & Budget Priorities
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 http://bit.ly/Solo-BB
PCC - Climb Center - recareering skills
Oregon State Treasury Documents
women & finance Baby Grad flier Jan 2020.pdf
Tax Credit One Pager Jan 2020.pdf
Oregon ABLE brochure woman Feb 2020.pdf
OregonSaves Fact Sheet Jan 2019.pdfTax Credit One Pager Jan 2020.pdfKinder Grad flier Jan 2020.pdfwomen & finance Baby Grad flier Jan 2020.pdf
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