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Thank You for Celebrating 20 Years of Being WISER!



Thank you to all the speakers, participants and awardees for making WISER's 20th anniversary celebration a great success!  Click here for more information about the event, the speakers, and the 2016 WISER Hero Awardees.

WISER is grateful for the many friends and supporters who have been a part of our mission for the past 20 years. Together we have helped women across the country access the information, tools and resources they need to achieve greater financial independence, security and dignity in retirement. Thank you for joining with us and making that possible.


WISER Wins Publications Award


WISER is honored to receive a bronze award from the National Mature Media Awards for our publication "A Checklist to Help You Protect Those You Care About From Financial Abuse". The checklist was developed with SIFMA.

The National Mature Media Awards is the nation's largest awards program that annually recognizes the best marketing, communications, educational materials and programs for adults age 50 and older.


WISER Awarded 5-Year Grant from the Administration on Aging

WISER in the News

WISER is excited to announce that it was recently awarded a 5-year cooperative agreement grant from the Adminstration on Aging (AoA) to operate the National Resource Center on Women and Retirement Planning.

The Center's primary goal is to reach women with information and resources to assist them in increasing their financial capability and skills, and ultimately achieve greater financial independence. WISER and AoA have jointly operated the Center since 1998. Read the press release

WISER Newsletter

WISER's latest newsletter includes a feature on the recent changes to Social Security that can affect how married and divorced women can claim benefits. Also in this issue are updates on the fight for equal pay and the Older Americans Act. Finally, we share a personal story about a retirement decision many older adults are facing-do I stay where I am or move closer to my family? 

Click here to download the newsletter.

  spring 2016 

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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).