National Resource Center on Women and Retirement

The National Resource Center on Women and Retirement 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.

Center Resources:


WISER’s booklets and guides provide clear, easy-to-understand financial and retirement planning information to help women master the basics and take the next steps towards a financially secure future.

Fact Sheet Library

The fact sheet library includes access to facts sheets, worksheets, and resource guides on the following topics:

More About The Center

The core of the Center’s work is the direct impact it has on women in communities across the country. Every year, WISER and the Center reach thousands of women through workshops, model programs, trainings, print and electronic materials, website, and social media. This work is accomplished through strategic partnerships and coalitions. Partners include national and local women’s organizations, local government agencies, representatives of the business and financial sectors, and the National Network on Aging. 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 Center specializes in helping women who are most at-risk for financial insecurity. This includes older women, women of color, lower to moderate-income women, caregivers, and women impacted by divorce and widowhood. The Center’s approach is to bring retirement and financial planning back to the basics.  The goal is to help women make the best decisions they can with whatever resources they may have.  

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) to operate the Center. 

Read more about the Center’s local and national partner network.