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Webinars & Presentations | Planning for retirement, Part II: Making the Most of your Retirement Income

January 31, 2014

This webinar provides information about ways to make the most of your retirement income.

Featured speakers included:
Amy Matsui, National Women’s Law Center
Joan Entmacher, National Women’s Law Center
Kathy Stokes, Wiser (Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement)

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Webinars & Presentations | Planning for retirement, Part I: What Working Women Need to Know

October 31, 2013

This webinar provides information about ways you can save for retirement and manage your savings to improve your retirement security.

Featured speakers included:
Amy Matsui, National Women’s Law Center
Joan Entmacher, National Women’s Law Center

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Reports & Toolkits | Obama Plan Fails to Adequately Protect Long-Term Social Security Beneficiaries from Chained CPI

April 16, 2013

This analysis examines how effective the bump-ups for long-term beneficiaries that President Obama proposed in his FY 2014 budget would be in protecting the typical single elderly woman from the effects of the chained CPI.

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Coalition Action Materials | NWLC Supports the Social Security Enhancement Act

March 21, 2013

The National Women’s Law Center expresses its strong support for the Social Security Enhancement and Protection Act of 2013. 

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Reports & Toolkits | Chained CPI Imposes Painful Social Security Benefit Cuts and a Benefit Bump-Up Provides Only Limited Relief

December 14, 2012

As part of deficit-reduction negotiations, some policy makers have proposed switching to the chained consumer price index (CPI) to calculate the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security and other programs. The chained CPI would lower the annual COLA more and more over time, reducing the value of Social Security benefits. Read more...

Fact Sheet | Women and Social Security

April 16, 2014

Social Security benefits are especially important to women—and women’s average benefits are just $13,100 per year. The proposed cuts to Social Security are cuts that women and families cannot afford. Check out this this fact sheet to learn more key facts on the impact of Social Security on women and their families.

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More Resources

Fact Sheet | Women and Social Security

April 16, 2014

Fact Sheet | Increasing Spousal Protections in Retirement Accounts Would Increase Women’s Retirement Security

March 21, 2014

| Making the Most of Your Retirement Income: Social Security

March 13, 2014

Fact Sheet | Making the Most of Your Retirement Income: Savings

March 13, 2014

Legal Briefs & Testimony | Testimony of Joan Entmacher Before the Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing on Income Security and the Elderly

March 05, 2014