Events, Appearances & Presentations


I am thrilled to have participated in two money workshops at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash. Called "Own Your Future," I cover the basics of saving and investing for the long-haul, all in two and one-half hours. 

Pat Boyle, Portland  media veteran, is joining me as co-host of  Smart Money, the interview series at TVCTV, public television in Beaverton, Ore.

Clark College in Vancouver, Wash. ( invited me to present my workshop, Own Your Future to new college employees. Workshop goals: explain the miracle of compound interest, how to save and invest for the long-haul and plan for a successful retirement. 

Spring 2017: Join me at TVCTV cable channel in Beaverton, Ore. where veteran TV journalist, Joe Smith, and I are presenting a series of shows and interviews about retirement planning and living well in retirement.
We call the series Smart Money, just like my column at the Portland Tribune. Below is the link to our first show, Social Security 101 on YouTube


Vancouver Business Journal
Is among my print business news clients.

 Adrian Berg hosts a variety of guests on her weekly radio show, Generation Bold Radio -- The Fountain of Truth. Based in New Jersey, Adrian chats about everything to do with our generation. I spoke with her about my blog on Nov. 15, 2015.

September 2015: Since women and financial literacy are my passion, I appreciated the recent opportunity to meet with women from Edward Jones to talk about what women are doing well and where they might need help in saving and investing for retirement.

I am the "Smart Money" columnist for the Portland Tribune's  weekly business section. My topics: money, saving for retirement, investing and financial planning.  Here's a link click here.

Keynoted the annual breakfast of the Community Housing Resource Center in Vancouver Washington in April. The housing resource center is a vital program in my community that helps low-income people build financial security in the face of credit rating challenges and financial hardship. 


Tuesday, June 25, 2013 I will be appearing on KATU-TV's AM Northwest morning show at 9 a.m.
My topic: Remarrying after 60. This is the month of June, after all. I am looking forward to chatting with host Helen Raptis about how to keep from upsetting your adult children.

On March 15, 2013 --  Friday Financial Forum with investment adviser, Rob Pool, founder of Fort Vancouver Investment Management Inc.  Grant House restaurant in Vancouver, WA.  Our program included an overview of what retirement looks like for women on their own as well as "reasoned, restorative exploration" of your personal finance options. Thank you sponsor Banner Bank. has picked up my "What You Need to Know about Your Feet" piece. Thanks, Dianne Morris at ZestNow....a great Web site.

The Camas Public Library has invited me to present a Women & Retirement Workshop on April 11 at the library. This is my 5 Steps to a Successful Retirement program where I outline how to prepare for retirement, how to retire and how to keep on working in retirement. While this program is geared to women, men are certainly welcome. Event details: Women & Retirement Workshop, 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11 at the Camas Public Library, 625 NE Fourth Avenue, Camas. For information: 360-834-4692.

- KXL 101.1 FM radio in Portland, Oregon airs my business briefs at 6:49 a.m. and 8:49 a.m. on Thursdays. Thanks to Rebecca Marshall and Steve Leader, morning hosts.

- The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver, Wash. publishes my regular contributions to its quarter special secton geared to seniors. Recent topics: What we Need to Know about our Feet after 50, Elder Abuse and the new Elder Abuse Justice Center and how to hire an estate sale service.

- has republished my post Traveling solo? What women need to know on its Web site for women 55 and older, click here. Thanks to editor Dianne Morris.

Dec. 1, 2011 Julia appeared as the "celebrity MC" for the annual brunch fundraiser for the Assistance League of Southwest Washington, which supports programs for families in poverty and kids in foster care. More than 300 women made it happen. Thanks Robert Knauer, Jr. for the event photo.

 - The Puget Sound Business Journal published my piece financial exploitation of the elderly. Cases in Washington state have increased 30 percent in the past five years.

June 14, 2011: Presented at a meeting of Washington Executive Women to discuss retirement planning and to catch up on our lives.

- April 2011, hosted a "Women's Money Summit" for Fort Vancouver Historic Reserve.