Your Financial Future:
National Education And Resource Center On Women And Retirement Planning
The Center is a "one-stop" gateway for retirement planning. Since 1998, the Administration on Aging has awarded a competitive grant to the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) for the design, execution and maintenance of the National Education and Resource Center on Women and Retirement Planning. Download a fact sheet from the AoA about the resource center. The Center’s overriding goal is to assist the Aging Network in educating women of all ages about planning for their future financial, health and long-term care needs.
News in Aging:
New Compassionate Allowances Conditions
The Social Security Administration announced 52 additional Compassionate Allowances in April 2012, which help provide benefits quickly to applicants with serious medical conditions that obviously meet disability standards. For more information, please click here.
Publications Available Through the Center:
A Simple Guide to What Everyone Needs to Know About Money & Retirement provides a simple guide to money and retirement.
Financial Steps for Caregivers: What You Need to Know About Money and Retirement is designed to help you identify financial decisions you may face as a caregiver.
This decision can affect both your short-term and long-term financial security, including your own retirement.
WISER/NAPSA Brief: Elder Financial Abuse designed to help establish effective ways to reduce elder financial abuse.
|Seven Life-Defining Financial Decisions is a joint project of WISER and the Actuarial Foundation. This publication is also available in Spanish.
||Your Future Paycheck®: Minority Women and Retirement Income by the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) found more than four out of every ten minority women in the United States will live in poverty in retirement.
|The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has published an easy to use booklet, “Saving for Retirement: What Do You Know?” with a number of helpful scenarios and resources – including some from WISER.
Click here to find out what YOU know.
Additional Helpful Resources from The Center:
The U.S. Administration on Aging
The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.
The Fact Sheets cover a range of important retirement and savings issues to provide you with the information you need to prepare for a financially sound future.
This section offers a wide variety of information on retirement options and how these plans can affect your future in retirement.
Here you will find a listing of partner agencies that provide essential caregiving services to the community.
This section includes of research reports conducted by Center partners and others on a variety of caregiving-related topics.
Divorce and Widowhood
These resources provide key information you will need if you or someone you know is experiencing divorce or widowhood. They can help keep you on the right track towards retirement, even in a difficult time.
Check out these fact sheets for basic, easy-to-understand information about estate planning.
Scams and Frauds
WISER and its Center partners have compiled a series of research and fact sheets on the issue of scams and frauds, which greatly impacts our elderly populations.
Learn more about how Social Security benefits work and what Social Security means for you here.
Home Ownership and Reverse Mortgages
Educate yourself about reverse mortgages and other financial decisions you will make as a homeowner.
Many of our materials can be found in Spanish in order to reach a wider audience.
Additionally, WISER teamed up with Center partners to create some materials in Tagalog.
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