New From WISER

The 2019 iOme Challenge Has Begun!

The Challenge question for this year's iOme Challenge competition is now available. The iOme (I OWE ME) Challenge encourages students to challenge status quo thinking about the current state of retirement and propose policy recommendations.

The winning team will share a $5,000 prize, and $1,500 will be awarded to the team's faculty advisor. Winners will present their essay at WISER's June forum in Washington, DC. The deadline for submissions is May 3, 2019.  Learn more at


WISER Newsletter

Caregiver Today, Retirement - Ever?

When planning for the future, one issue that may not immediately come to mind is the financial impact of caregiving. Many women expect to care for someone at some point in their lives if they haven't already. But far fewer have planned for that time. This newsletter will help you think through those issues and provide you with steps you can take now to protect yourself financially.

Also, this issue covers some important Social Security topics. It is important to understand how this system works so that you can avoid making costly mistakes that can impact your retirement income for life. 

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  fall 2018 

WISER Testifies at Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing

WISER Senior Fellow Linda Stone recently testified at the Senate Special Committee on Aging's hearing focused on "Financial Security in Retirement: Innovations and Best Practices to Promote Savings."

Read WISER's full testimony which highlights the unique challenges, needs and experiences women face planning and preparing for retirement. Also included are possible solutions and opportunities that exist for improving women's long-term financial security. A summary of the hearing was also featured in Forbes/Next Avenue.



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Use WISER's calculator to determine when you should start saving for retirement and how much you can really afford to save. (Excel file).