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Next Avenue Names Cindy Hounsell a 2015 Influencer in Aging

WISER President Cindy Hounsell was named a 2015 Influencer in Aging by Next Avenue. The Influencers in Aging list highlights 50 thought leaders, researchers, experts, executives and everyday people who are redefining what it means to grow older in America. Click here for the official press release and visit Next Avenue's website to get the complete list of the 2015 Influencers in Aging.

A New Way to Save with myRA

The myRA (my Retirement Account) has launched nationwide. The myRA is a government-backed retirement plan that provides a savings option for the tens of millions of U.S. workers whose employers don't offer a retirement savings plan. MyRA accounts are open to anyone earning an annual salary of less than $131,000, or $193,000 if they are married and file taxes jointly. There is no minimum or fee to open an account. Payments can go into the plan automatically, either directly from a checking or savings account, or from an employer's payroll system, via direct deposit. Learn more at

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National Family Caregivers Month - Blog Series #3: Resources for caregivers

November is National Family Caregivers Month. This is a great time to celebrate the caregivers in our lives and to learn more about the issues caregivers face every day. For our final blog in this series, we want to share some great resources that can help caregivers throughout their caregiving journey. For more information and resources, download WISER's booklet, Financial Steps for Caregivers: What You Need to Know About Protecting Your Money and Retirement.

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Register for EBRI`s Policy Forum

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The Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) will hold its 77th biannual policy forum on December 10, 2015 in Washington, DC. Three panels of experts will present on the following topics: What Moves the Retirement Readiness Needle During the Accumulation Period: Quantification of Risks and Evaluation of New Proposals; The Cadillac Tax and the Future of Employment-Based Health Benefits; and The Impact and Likelihood of Retirement Success on DC Participant Behavior. There is no fee to attend. Click here to register.

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