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For a number of reasons, women save significantly less money for retirement than men. Being part of a defined benefit plan, like the Wisconsin Retirement System, reduces the likelihood that youíll live in poverty after retirement. But you need to do more to build a strong financial future.

ETF, the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program, and Affirmative Action Committees at Wisconsin state agencies are sponsoring EMPOWER, a statewide educational campaign to inspire and encourage women to save for their retirement.

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How can I grow my retirement savings?

When you enroll in the WDC Program, growing your supplemental retirement savings is easy (paycheck deductions), inexpensive (comparatively low fees) and lowers your taxable income with tax-deferred investments. Pre-tax and post-tax options are available. There are 18 different investment options to suit your investment style and risk tolerance. If you are ready to start planning your financial future, check out WDCís free online calculators, e-learning and other resources at

WDC is a supplemental retirement savings program available to state and university employees. Local government and school district employees may also be eligible if their employers offer this optional program.