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Save the Date! WISER Forum on September 30th

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The Leading Edge - Auto Portability:
Solution to Prevent Cash Outs & Preserve 401(k) Assets

Cashing out retirement money is a significant problem. Nearly 45% of workers cash out their retirement accounts when they change jobs, and the largest number of cash outs are from those workers with less than $5,000 in their accounts. Women in particular can benefit most from portability of assets. This forum will highlight the important issues surrounding cash outs and the role that auto portability can play in keeping this money in retirement accounts.

The event will take place at 101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC from 2:00-5:30pm with a reception following. More details will be posted soon. To RSVP now, click here.


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Understanding Social Security Benefits in Cases of Divorce and Widowhood

Two of the most common life events that can impact your Social Security benefit are divorce and widowhood; both experiences are emotional as well as unexpected, and they often have a huge effect on a woman's financial life. Understanding how your Social Security benefits will change and planning ahead can help you or others you know to better navigate these difficult situations. Read WISER's blog to learn more.

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WISER Community Educator Speaks at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging

WHCOA financial panel

The 2015 White House Conference on Aging took place on July 13th. Vickie Elisa, WISER Community Educator and Trainer, introduced the President and participated on the panel, Planning for Financial Security at Every Age. The panel discussion was moderated by Thomas Perez, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, and Jean Chatzky, financial editor for NBC's Today Show. If you missed it, you can watch a recording of the panel and read the fact sheet released by the White House that includes new initiatives announced at the Conference.

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