Your Financial Future:
The complete set of Retirement Plans fact sheets are located in the right hand column of this page. To view fact sheets by topic please click on one of the categories below.
Retirement Plan Basics
These resources will help you to understand the different types of retirement plans and what you should do to make sure you get the most out of your plan.
It's hard to save for retirement without knowing how much you need. The good news is that there are plenty of great, free resources available to help you figure out your goal, from longevity to expenses.
Women and Retirement
For a variety of reasons, women are often at a greater risk than men when it comes to achieving a secure retirement. It is important to do all you can to educate yourself about your options and what you can do to take charge of your financial future!
Annuities and Lifetime Income
Making your money last a lifetime is no simple task. But with the proper organization and help, you can make it work.
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Defined Contribution Plans: 401(k)'s
As defined contribution plans make up more and more of the retirement plan options, it is essential to understand them. Educate yourself with these resources.
Retirement Plans for Small Businesses
It is important to know what retirement plan is best for your unique situation. Small business owners and employees have different options and can learn about them here.
Other Ways to Save for Retirement
If you do not have access to an employer-provided retirement plan, learn about other ways to save for retirement:
For Veterans and Their Families
Veterans’ Benefits- What They Are and Tips on Getting What You Deserve
Pension Benefit Programs for Veterans and Their Survivors
WISER is proud to be a Resource Partner for the Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Mentoring Plus® program. This program is dedicated to helping women veterans and military spouses connect with working women mentors and subject matter experts to receive support and guidance on career development and financial management. For more information and to find out how you can help, please visit http://www.womenjoiningforces.org/.
For more helpful resources on Retirement Plans, click here.
- Spousal Protections in Pensions and Other Retirement Plans
- Single Older Hispanic Women and Poverty
- Single Older African American Women and Poverty
- Spousal IRAs
- Older Women and Poverty: A Not So Rosy Picture
- Making Up for Lost Time: Delaying Retirement
- Roth IRAs
- Federal Saver's Tax Credit
- 5 Things Mothers Should Tell Daughters About Money and Retirement
- The Working Woman's Retirement Plan Checklist
- 10 Ways Women (and Men) can SAVE Themselves from Retirement Shortfalls
- Make the Right Choices for Your Retirement
- Retirement Income Checklist
- Government Pension Offset & Windfall Elimination Provision
- Traditional Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)
- Stocks, Bonds and Money Market Investments
- Retirement Basics
- Pension Integration
- Retirement Plans for Small Businesses
- Basic Finances for Small Businesses: A Resource Guide
- Types of Retirement Plans
- Lump Sum Pension Payment
- Women & Pensions: What You Need to Know
- Private Pensions and Their Importance
- Why You and Your Spouse Need to Know About Survivor's Benefits
- WISER Pension Checklist
- Making Your Money Last Through Your Retirement - Immediate Annuities
- Veterans Benefits- What They Are and Tips on Getting What You Deserve
- Pension Benefit Programs for Veterans and Their Survivors
- Financial Planner Alert
- Annuity Shopping Tips
- U.S. Savings Bonds
- Financial Planners
- "Callable CDs:" Read the Small Print