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Recent Press

Grading the U.S. Retirement System: What areas of the population are unprepared, underrepresented or worse off
BNR Sunday (Broadcast Retirement Network)
Radio interview with WISER President, Cindy Hounsell.
July 17, 2022

How to find caregiver resources by state
Seniors Matter
July 7, 2022

Financially Literate Newly Weds, Sound Right?: 2022: A Banner Year for Weddings
Article by Cindy Hounsell, Forbes Contributing Author
July 5, 2022

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Student Team Wins National Essay Competition
Southern Maryland Chronicle, also featured in The Bay Net
June 18, 2022

Sens. Scott, Brown introduce bill to increase retirement security
Insurance News Net
June 16, 2022

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Preserve Retirement Savings By Expanding Auto Portablity
Yahoo Finance, also featured in the Ritz Herald
June 15, 2022

Many caregivers struggle from burnout, but support is available
Delco Times
June 15, 2022

When You’re Forced to Cash Out in a Bear Market
The New York Times
June 12, 2022
Article also in the Seattle Times

Still No Plan? Knowing What You Need To Know Whenever You Retire!
Article by Cindy Hounsell, WISER President and Forbes Contributing Author
May 31, 2022

Survivor Benefits: Four Tips Widows Need to Know
by Guest Author Cindy Hounsell, WISER
Social Security Matters (blog)
May 27, 2022

SECURE 2.0 Means Change Is Coming For Retirement Plans
May 12, 2022

Secure Act 2.0: How Women’s Financial Security Will be Impacted by the New Legislation
Yahoo! Finance
May 4, 2022
(Article also featured in

Press Release from U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee
Highlighting WISER President Cindy Hounsell’s opinion article published in The Hill
April 25, 2022

SECURE 2.0 will advance women’s retirement security
The Hill
Opinion article by Cindy Hounsell, WISER President
April 19, 2022

Retirement Experts Advocate for Change on Capitol Hill
Nationwide Retirement Income Channel
April 5, 2022

401k Auto Portability Featured in Senate HELP Committee Hearing
401(k) Specialist
April 1, 2022

3 Start-Small Financial Goals for Every Woman
March 30, 2022

Senate HELP Committee to Act on Retirement Security Legislation
American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries – News
March 30, 2022

Senate HELP Committee to Act on Retirement Security Legislation
National Association of Plan Advisors (
March 30, 2022

Houses passes SECURE 2.0, Senate version coming soon
Benefits Pro
March 30, 2022

Experts discuss lifetime income, emergency savings in Senate testimony – Pensions & Investments
Pensions & Investments
March 29, 2022

Senators Ask GAO to Examine Need for 401k Asset Spousal Protections
401(k) Specialist
March 24, 2022

Motherhood Penalty’ Ranges as High as $600,000. Here Are Some Tips to Catch Up
March 19, 2022

Women, Their Retirement Security and What To Do If You Feel Behind
Barron’s Live/MarketWatch
March 15, 2022
Interview with WISER President Cindy Hounsell

Saving for retirement and being proactive with your career
WGN Radio – Your Money Matters
March 15, 2022
Interview with WISER President Cindy Hounsell.

Have younger women gotten better at saving money than women who are older?
WGN Radio – Your Money Matters
March 15, 2022
Interview with WISER President Cindy Hounsell.

Tapping retirement funds is a terrible idea
Yahoo! Money
February 18, 2022

How Auto Portability Helps Women, Minorities and Lower-Income Workers
401K Specialist
February 11, 2022

Whoa, Managing Mom’s Finances: Passwords? Anyone?
Article by Cindy Hounsell, WISER President and Forbes Contributing Author
February 1, 2022

Senators Want Workers to Get More Financial Advice
Think Advisor
January 20, 2022

Senator Warren Wants to Reform Social Security Supplemental Income
401K Specialist
January 17, 2022

Sen. Warren calls for reforms to SSI Social Security rules
Featured in Think Advisor and Community News
January 14, 2022

Retirees Need More Just-In-Time Support For Financial Decision Making, Senate Report Asserts
January 13, 2022

Live Colorfully – A Year of Happy, Healthy and Wealthy
Caregiving Club On Air (podcast)
WISER President Cindy Hounsell was a guest along with Joan Neehall, the author of “Happy is the New Healthy”
January 10, 2022

Financial Technology Offers Independence, Peace Of Mind To Independent Workers
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
WISER’s Benefit U Project was featured in the story. The Benefit U project aims to connect independent and gig workers with access to benefits through fintech tools.
January 10, 2022

Next Avenue’s Managing Editor Says Goodbye — But Not Farewell
Next Avenue
January 4, 2022

What Is the Best Way for a Widow to Use Life Insurance Proceeds?
December 17, 2021

Women have made strides financially — why are we still afraid to talk about money?
December 7, 2021

Older Adults’ Guide to Income Streams and Money Management in Retirement
Money Geek
November 30, 2021

Caregivers in the spotlight
Investment News
November 23, 2021

What’s the Future for the Retirement Security of Women
Article by Kerry Hannon featuring highlights of WISER’s 2021 symposium
Next Avenue (also featured in Forbes)
November 18, 2021

A push for Social Security to resume annual mailing updates
Community News (
November 9, 2021

Financial Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic Undermine Women’s Retirement Security
PR Newswire article also featured in 401K Specialist, National Association of Plan Advisors, and MarketScreener
October 29, 2021

Living well in retirement: ACL’s resource centers on what’s important, the biggest challenges, and resources to help
Administration for Community Living (ACL)’s blog
October 22, 2021

Top Retirement Challenges for Women
Yahoo Finance – Funding Our Future
Patrice Willoughby, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement Board Member, joins Yahoo Finance to discuss steps women can take to save for retirement.
October 27, 2021

Journal Live Series
September 30, 2021
Interview with Cindy Hounsell, author of the article, Financial Programs for Underserved, Underbanked Women: They Make a Difference, featured in the Journal of Financial Service Professionals (Sept. 2021 Issue)

Unequal Pay Bites Women in Retirement
September 20, 2021

Auto Portability Prevents Cashing Out Retirement Funds
Article by Cindy Hounsell, WISER President and Forbes Contributing Author
July 31, 2021

Her Turn on WORT 89.9FM, Community Radio, Madison, WI
Interview with Lara Hinz, WISER Director of Programs and Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions on issued impacting women’s financial and retirement security.
July 11, 2021

Well Wisconsin Radio: Financial Wellness for Women
Interview with WISER President Cindy Hounsell
June 22, 2021

You May Be Able to Tap Your Life Insurance Early If You’re Terminally Ill. Here’s How
May 20, 2021

The divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates will grab attention — but there are some things everyone should know about ending a long marriage
May 6, 2021

Progressive Radio Network (PRN)’s All Together Now
Interview with Judith Kozlowski, WISER Senior Fellow and fraud expert with the Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative about protecting yourself against fraud committed by friends and family.
May 6, 2021

Centro Hispano program to encourage savings among Latina women
Article featuring WISER’s Latina Savings Project
May 6, 2021

How To Take Charge Of Your Finances
By Cindy Hounsell
National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC)’s Field Notes
April 27, 2021

Widowed Women: How to Shape Your Housing Plans
April 21, 2021

Expert explains the ‘dirty secret’ when it comes to retirement and women
Yahoo Money
April 16, 2021

Progressive Radio Network (PRN)’s All Together Now
Interview with Judith Kozlowski, WISER Senior Fellow and fraud expert with the Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative about Protecting Yourself from Fraud.
April 16, 2021

Why Women Need to Save More for Retirement
Interview on Yahoo! Finance Live with Cindy Hounsell, WISER President 
Yahoo! Finance
April 9, 2021

Planning for Retirement for Women
Interview with Cindy Hounsell, WISER President
The National Credit Union Foundation – Foundation Field Notes Episode 11
April 6, 2021

At what age should you stop saving for retirement?
April 5, 2021

Progressive Radio Network (PRN)’s All Together Now
Interview with Cindy Hounsell, WISER President about how to be more economically secure now and during retirement.
April 2, 2021

Impact of COVID-19 on Women in the Labor Force
March 29, 2021

Three Retirement Planning Tips For Women
By Guest Author, Cindy Hounsell, WISER President
Social Security Matters (Social Security Administration blog)
March 19, 2021
Link to blogpost pdf

What a Longer Life Expectancy Means for Women in Retirement
Interview with WISER President Cindy Hounsell about why women should considering delaying pension payouts, working longer, and more.
March 10, 2021

Financial Know-how for Working Women: Why It Really Matters Now!
By Cindy Hounsell, WISER President and Forbes Contributing Author
March 9, 2021
The pandemic is a constant reminder of the need for emergency savings – but underlying that reminder is the need for financial know-how to make the best decisions in a most challenging world…

Somebody to Lean On: The Cost of Caregiving with Guest Cindy Hounsell of WISER Women
Her Two Cents Podcast
February 11, 2021

Getting “WISER” on Addressing Unmet Needs Among Independent Workers
Financial Solutions Lab (blog)
February 10, 2021

Financial Independence for Older Adults
Social Work Today
Winter Issue: Vol. 21 No. 1 P. 18

Southern W.Va. Program Teaches New Tax Solutions for Independent Workers, Businesses
Interview with Diane Browning, WISER’s Rural Retirement Project
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
January 29, 2021

Opinion: Women: It’s time to take control of your financial life
January 20, 2021

Financially Secure Caregiving, a podcast from the Stanford Center on Longevity
January 7, 2021
This episode highlights three caregivers who talk about their experiences managing finances for themselves and their parents, and includes a discussion about how to be financially secure as a caregiver with Cindy Hounsell (President of WISER), Roger Whitney (Host of the Retirement Answer Man podcast) and Ron Long (Head of Aging Client Services at Wells Fargo).


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