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

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

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

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

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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

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

WISER partner RCH's Cash Out Calculator shows the high cost of cashing out your retirement savings.

News from WISER

* New! Financial Caregiving Hub *

WISER's Cindy Hounsell testified at the Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing: "Financial Literacy: Addressing the Unique Just-in-Time Decisions Older Americans and People with Disabilities Face."

WISER's West Virginia Independent/Gig worker project spotlighted by NPR

Congratulations Rich Eisenberg: How He Decided To Retire: Goodbye but not Farewell.

WISER's Financial Caregiving Hub Launched! Join the mailing list to receive updates and "Ask the Experts"!

Updated: Five Questions to Ask Your Mother or Grandmothermeaningful conversations to have with important women in your life.

Clips from 2021:
yahoo!money interview with WISER's Cindy Hounsell: Expert explains the ‘dirty secret’ when it comes to retirement and women

MarketWatch article by Kerry Hannon: Women have made strides financially — why are we still afraid to talk about money?

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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.

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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.