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Understanding Social Security Benefits in Cases of Divorce and Widowhood

Two of the most common life events that can impact your Social Security benefit are divorce and widowhood; both experiences are emotional as well as unexpected, and they often have a huge effect on a woman's financial life. Understanding how your Social Security benefits will change and planning ahead can help you or others you know to better navigate these difficult situations. Read WISER's blog to learn more.

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On July 25th, WISER presented a training workshop, "Your Future Paycheck: Latinas and Financial Planning" at the 2015 MANA Latina Leadership Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Featured during this year's training was a special presentation on senior financial fraud and scams. WISER is pleased to present this important topic as part of our ongoing work as a member of The Elder Justice Coalition. Check out one of our new elder financial fraud and abuse fact sheets here.


WISER Community Educator Speaks at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging

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The 2015 White House Conference on Aging took place on July 13th. Vickie Elisa, WISER Community Educator and Trainer, introduced the President and participated on the panel, Planning for Financial Security at Every Age. The panel discussion was moderated by Thomas Perez, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, and Jean Chatzky, financial editor for NBC's Today Show. If you missed it, you can watch a recording of the panel and read the fact sheet released by the White House that includes new initiatives announced at the Conference.

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