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WISER awarded 5-year grant to operate the National Resource Center on Women and Retirement.

Good News! Auto Portability Prevents Cashing Out Retirement Funds, by Cindy Hounsell, Forbes Contributing Author

WISER is proud to support our nation's nurses through financial education & programs. See WISER's Busy Nurses’ Financial Planning Guide & Workbook.

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WISER partner Retirement Clearinghouse reaches new milestone in helping workers  save for retirement. Press release.

WISER and partners, the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc., and MANA, A National Latina Organization, spotlight challenges that put older minority women at risk for poverty in old age and highlight opportunities for change. Report: Your Future Paycheck: Minority Women and Retirement Income

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Register Today! Two Events:

WISER’s Annual Women's Symposium (Virtual Event)
25 Years of Improving Women's Financial Security
Where We Stand: Possibilities & Progress!
Fri. Oct. 29th – 11:30am-3pm ET
Register and Agenda

25th Anniversary In-Person Reception
Thurs. Oct. 28th – 5:30pm-8pm
Rooftop terrace (Outdoors)
101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC
RSVP to Attend

Forbes.com: WISER a "go to place for gender equity for women" in  Unequal Pay Bites Women in Retirement

National Retirement Security Week is coming soon! October 17-23, 2021.

WISER’s Going it Alone: A Guide for Widows receives Merit honors from the 2021 National Mature Media Awards.

COVID-19 Financial Resources InfographicCOVID-19 Related Resources/Updates

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Senate Special Committee on Aging released the Fraud Book to arm older adults, their families and caregivers with tools and tips to prevent and respond to scams.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has several reverse mortgage resources for prospective and current borrowers and their families:

MarketWatch – The divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates gets attention – here are things everyone should know about ending a long marriage. Interview with Cindy Hounsell (President, WISER)

WISER's Care Agreements for Families and Caregivers can help manage caregiving responsibilities.

Her Two Cents podcast: Somebody to Lean On: The Cost of Caregiving with Guest Cindy Hounsell of WISER

The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers places the unpaid caregiver at the center of their work (and their name). Their recent reports include: Caregivers in Crisis, and Recalibrating for Caregivers.

New report from the GAO – Retirement Security: Other Countries' Experiences with Caregiver Policies

Planning Resources:
Online Cashout Calculator: figure the costs of cashing out retirement savings.

The RISE Score™ is a calculator that gives a retirement credit score.

Wondering where to begin? Check out "Getting Started"

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Top 5 Retirement Challenges for Women

WISER’s goal is to help women make the best financial decisions they can by providing the information and resources needed to take action and create a secure financial future.