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WISER Receives Grant for Latina Savings Project

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AARP Foundation has awarded a grant to WISER to develop and implement a Latina Retirement Savings Account Project in Topeka, Kansas; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Baytown, Texas. WISER is excited to partner with MANA, A National Latina Organization for this project.

This project will test and develop a turnkey program to help low and moderate income women overcome barriers to saving, develop achievable saving goals, and begin the savings process through the use of low cost savings account options. Read the press release.



November is National Family Caregivers Month

National Family Caregivers Month is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers, as well increase support for the millions of family caregivers across the country. This year's theme, "Caregiving Around the Clock" is a reminder that caregiving can be a 24-hours a day/7-days a week job. Learn about the challenges caregivers face and how you can support caregivers in your families and communities.

One of the many challenges caregivers face is keeping themselves on track financially. Check out WISER's guide, Financial Steps for Caregivers: What You Need to Know About Protecting Your Money and Retirement 



It`s Time for Medicare Open Enrollment



The Medicare Open Enrollment period is October 15th through December 7th. This is a time when current Medicare users can re-evaluate their Medicare coverage (Medicare Advantage and/or Part D plan) and compare it with other plans on the market.

If you are happy with your Medicare coverage, it could still be worth shopping around. Plans, coverage and costs change every year, so make sure you are still getting the coverage you need at the best rate possible. is a great resource for navigating open enrollment.



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