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Featured Publication: Divorce & Retirement

WISER recently published a new edition of its guide, Divorce and Retirement: Take Control of Retirement Benefits. Because pension and retirement benefits are not automatically split in a divorce, this short, common-sense guide emphasizes the importance of these benefits and offers valuable information on marital property, negotiating an agreement, and getting a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO). Download the guide and share with others going through or considering a divorce.


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Why Saving as a Young Person is Important

Everywhere they turn, young people are inundated with messages encouraging them to live now, worry later. In financial terms, that translates to "spend now, save later,"and it's a hard message to ignore. This trend is putting young people at a serious financial disadvantage, making it more difficult to purchase a home, open a business, or pursue other ventures later in life.

Check out WISER's blog to learn why saving as a young person is important.

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New Infographic: Social Security and Medicare Benefit Milestones

This Infographic from WISER can help you easily identify key milestones in the process of applying for and receiving your Social Security and Medicare benefits. Despite the importance of these programs in retirement, many people do not take the time to understand even just the basics of how they work. And this can be costly! 

View and share this graphic, and be sure to check out WISER's resources on Social Security and Medicare for even more information.

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The iOme Challenge is On - Deadline Extended!

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The iOme (I OWE ME) Challenge is a national student competition to raise awareness of the nation's retirement crisis and the need for the millennial generation to save for their futures. The Challenge is sponsored by WISER.

Check out the Challenge question and submission guidelines at The winning team will share a $5,000 prize and will be invited to Washington, DC to present their winning paper at a national symposium. Deadline to submit entries has now been extended to April 30, 2017.

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