National Resource Center On Women And Retirement Planning

Since 1998, the Administration on Aging (now part of the Administration for Community Living) has awarded a competitive grant to the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) for the design, execution and maintenance of the National Resource Center on Women and Retirement Planning. Download a fact sheet about the resource center.

The Center provides a one-stop gateway that integrates financial information, tools and resources on retirement planning for women and families to improve their financial health and avoid financial exploitation. Information and training are offered through model programs, workshops, and materials tailored to meet women's needs and help them build long-term financial security.

The core of the Center's work is the direct impact we have on women in communities across the country. Every year, WISER reaches tens of thousands of women with our workshops, trainings, print and electronic materials, and website. We accomplish this work through strategic partnerships.

Learn more about some of our local and national partners and projects.


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.

This publication is also available in:

Financial Steps for Caregivers: What You Need to Know about Protecting Your 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 is designed to help establish effective ways to reduce elder financial abuse. Also, check out WISER's Elder Financial Abuse web page for 8 seperate briefs on elder financial abuse.

Seven Life-Defining Financial Decisions is a joint project of WISER and the Actuarial Foundation. This publication is available as a PDF in English and Spanish

  Your Future Paycheck®: Minority Women and Retirement Income, a publication by the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) and the National Caucus & Center on Black Aging (NCBA). 


Additional Helpful Resources from The Center:

The U.S. Administration for Community Living
The Administration for Community Living was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people with disabilities of all ages should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities.

Fact Sheets
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.

Retirement Plans
This section offers a wide variety of information on retirement options and how these plans can affect your future in retirement.

Caregiving Resources
Here you will find a listing of partner agencies that provide essential caregiving services to the community.

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.

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.

Social Security
Learn more about how Social Security benefits work and what Social Security means for you.

Home Ownership and Reverse Mortgages
Educate yourself about reverse mortgages and other financial decisions you will make as a homeowner.

En Español
Many of our materials can be found in Spanish.

Additionally, WISER teamed up with Center partners to create a fact sheet in Tagalog.

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