News from WISER

COVID-19 Financial Resources Infographic

MarketWatch article by Kerry Hannon: Time to Pay Attention to Ignored Older Workers

RRF Foundation for Aging’s Crain’s Op-Ed: Pandemic increasing economic insecurity of older people.

BENES Act provisions included in Appropriations Bill – Changes will impact seniors on Medicare.

Also included in the Omnibus & Emergency Funding Bill is $100 million for emergency funding for elder justice programs. Read the Elder Justice Coalition announcement.

The RRF Foundation for Aging features WISER’s National Resource Center on Women and Retirement in its newly launched “Knowledge Center”.

From SSA: Social Security and SSI benefits will increase 1.3% in 2021

WISER Report: Your Future Paycheck: Minority Women and Retirement Income

COVID-19 Related Resources/Updates

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The RFF Foundation on Aging “Knowlege Center” showcases priority areas & topics of relevance to the field of aging. WISER’s National Resource Center is featured.

From the Society of Actuaries — Thinking Ahead: Informing the Design of a Roadmap for Keeping Your Money Safe as You Age, research aimed at understanding the barriers to and facilitators of advance financial care planning.

Caregiver Resources: 

Financial Steps for Caregivers: What You Need to Know About Protecting Your Money and Retirement.

Caregiving in the U.S. 2020, from AARP and NAC

Managing Someone Else’s Money, a series of guides for financial caregivers from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Care Agreements for Families and Caregivers: these agreements help manage caregiving responsibilities.

Newly renamed “The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers”  is  strengthening their mission and placing the unpaid caregiver at the center of their work (and their name). Their recent reports include: Caregivers in Crisis, and Recalibrating for Caregivers.

New report from the GAO – Retirement Security: Other Countries’ Experiences with Caregiver Policies

Planning Resources:

Online Cashout Calculator: figure the costs of cashing out retirement savings.

The RISE Score™ is a calculator that gives a retirement credit score.

Wondering where to begin? Check out “Getting Started”

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Top 5 Retirement Challenges for Women

WISER’s goal is to help women make the best financial decisions they can by providing the information and resources needed to take action and create a secure financial future.