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iOme Challenge Winners Featured at WISER Forum on June 19th

Join WISER on June 19th in Washington, DC for a forum, New Perspectives: An Intergenerational Discussion on Retirement Solutions.

This forum features the iOme Challenge winning team of students from Michigan Tech University who will discuss their essay in response to this year's Challenge question. The iOme [I OWE ME] Challenge encourages students to challenge status quo thinking about the current state of retirement and propose policy recommendations. Read the press release announcing the winning team.

A keynote speaker, panels of experts and congressional staff leaders will also discuss current issues and legislative proposals. Event registration is now open. AGENDA

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A Mistake With Lingering Regret: Cashing Out Your 401(k) 

Each year, 5.9 million American women enrolled in 401(k) plans will change jobs. 2.4 million, or 41%, will cash out their 401(k) completely. Cash out regret is real and increases as we age.

To learn more about cashing out and why women should avoid it whenever possible, read WISER's blog featuring guest author, Tom Hawkins from the Retirement Clearinghouse.

 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15th

 

Every year on June 15th, we join in commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). The goal is to raise awareness about the millions of older adults who experience elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

This year, WISER is proud to be a nonprofit partner for the 5th Global Summit marking the 15th Anniversary of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. For more information on protecting those you love, check out WISER's resources on elder financial fraud and abuse.

 

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