National Resource Center on Women & Retirement

A partnership between WISER and the Administration for Community Living

The National Resource Center on Women and Retirement (the Center) provides a one-stop gateway that integrates financial information, tools and resources on retirement planning for women and families to improve their financial health and avoid financial exploitation.

The Center is supported by the Administration for Community Living(ACL). For more than twenty years, WISER and ACL’s Administration on Aging have worked together to reach women most at-risk for poverty in old age and help them achieve a more financially secure future.

Center Resources:


Clear, easy-to-understand financial and retirement planning information to help women master the basics and next steps towards a financially secure future.

Fact Sheet Library

Includes fact sheets, worksheets, and resource guides on the following topics:


Benefit U 

This project was launched with entrepreneurs, independent workers, freelancers and small business owners in West Virginia. The goal: overcome a major barrier to achieving financial security — a  lack of employment-related benefits. Learn more.

Nurses Investor Education Project 

A multi-year, joint partnership between WISER and the Center for American Nurses (now part of the American Nurses Association), funded by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, this project sought to identify nurses’ specific financial information needs and provide them with tools to help them successfully manage and build their wealth into retirement. Learn more.

About the Center

For more than twenty years, the Center’s work has directly impacted women in communities across the country, by:

  • conducting over 20,000 workshops and trainings
  • developing model programs
  • producing print and electronic materials
  • creating website and social media content

Outreach is accomplished through strategic partnerships and coalitions. Partner Network

Partners include national and local women’s organizations, local government agencies, business and financial sector representatives, and the National Network on Aging. Information and training are offered through model programs, workshops, and materials tailored to meet women’s needs and help them build long-term financial security.

The Center specializes in helping women who are most at-risk for financial insecurity. This includes older women, women of color, lower to moderate-income women, caregivers, and women impacted by divorce and widowhood. The Center’s focus:  retirement and financial planning basics. The goal: help women make the best decisions they can with the resources they have.

Welcome to the National Resource Center on Women & Retirement from Alane Dent, Strategic Advisor to the Board and President at WISER
Alane Dent

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