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WISER Featured as Guest Blogger for SSA

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WISER is honored to be a guest author for the Social Security Adminstration blog in celebration of Women's History Month. The blog, titled Women need to understand their Social Security benefit...but that's not all! looks at the importance of Social Security as part of developing a complete retirement plan. 

According to the article, "One of the biggest mistakes people make is simply not taking the time or waiting too long to understand how the retirement system works."  Read the complete blog post.


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 Has Begun!

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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.

WISER Newsletter

Most people who plan for retirement focus on how much money they will need to save but they tend to ignore the later years when the effects of aging start to impact their daily lives. WISER's latest newsletter includes a feature article on "aging in place" and the issues you need to consider to ensure that you can live with security and independence. Also in this issue, read about financial steps to better plan for the "empty nest" phase of life and getting your important paperwork organized.

Download the newsletter.

  fall 2016 

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