WISER's Resources

Women's key financial issues:

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

News from WISER

Congratulations iOme Challenge Winners from UMBC! Read the press release and register for WISER’s iOme College Challenge Virtual Forum on June 17th. See the Agenda. The iOme Challenge is a national competition that encourages students to analyze the current state of retirement policy in the U.S. and propose viable policy solutions.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15th serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to bring attention to the issue of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. 

Important Date Extension: Healthcare.gov special enrollment until August 15, 2021.

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

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May is Older Americans month. 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"

Featured Resources

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.