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Women are Losing Sleep over this Retirement Savings Fear

While retirement and aging are difficult topics for some families to consider, the benefits of planning and talking with loved ones well in advance of a crisis are well worth pushing through the discomfort.

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Taking the Reins – Women at 55+

Already in your life, you’ve transitioned successfully from childhood to youth, to young adulthood, to middle age–and now this! Along the way, you may have gone from single to married, married to divorced or widowed, child-free to parenthood, full house to empty nest, dependent to caregiver… So now for today’s big question: what’s next for you?

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National Education & Resource Center on Women & Retirement Planning

The mission of the National Education & Resource Center on Women & Retirement Planning is a collaboration between the federal Administration on Aging and WISER. Its mission is “to provide women with access to a one-stop gateway that integrates financial information and retirement planning, health, and long-term care resources through OAA [Older Americans Act] programs,” including […]

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Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER)

Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) is a nonprofit organization that “creates a variety of consumer publications including fact sheets, booklets and a newsletter that explain in easy-to-understand language the complex issues surrounding Social Security, pensions and retirement plans, savings and investments, caregiving, divorce and widowhood, health and long-term care, and financial elder abuse.”

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Key Retirement Concerns & 7 Planning Tips For Women

The Pension Research Council of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania contributed to this 2015 article in Forbes magazine, which focuses on financial concerns related specifically to retiring women.

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Older Women Should Plan For A Secure And Enjoyable Retirement

This useful document was prepared by staff at the Bedford (MA) Council on Aging and includes useful tips on a variety of topics from a woman’s perspective, including finances, social life, and volunteering.

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American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is a membership-driven organization that offers information and resources on a variety of aging-related topics, including health, caregiving, work, safety, retirement, travel, money, home, family, entertainment, food, politics, society, and transportation. AARP also advocates on behalf of older Americans in a variety of arenas.

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