New From WISER

First Comes Love, then Comes Marriage...


...then comes important financial decisions!

On the road of life, celebrate those you love and plan for a happy and financially secure life together. Check out WISER's 7 Life-Defining Financial Decisions: A Roadmap for Making WISER Choices

Take the iOme Challenge!


The iOme Challenge has begun! Check out this year's Challenge question and learn more about the iOme Challenge.

The iOme (I OWE ME) Challenge is a WISER project that raises awareness about financial security in retirement, especially for younger generations. Student teams respond to the Challenge question with an essay and short video. The winning team will share a $5,000 prize and present at a forum in Washington, DC.

The deadline for submissions is April 20, 2018. Students from any U.S. college or university are eligible to participate.

WISER Newsletter

Let's Not Make a Deal: Beware of Unsolicited Calls and Offers that Sound Too Good to Be True

"Expect the unexpected" is a familiar saying, but how often do you plan for the unexpected? It may sound like an impossible task, but if we know something will likely happen to throw our plans off track, then we can be better prepared. The key is to plan for the worst case scenario, not the best case scenario.

This issue looks at some of the unexpected things life can throw our way, like needing to tap into home equity to cover expenses or becoming a victim of a financial scam. The personal story of John and his parents will also get you thinking about ways you can plan ahead.

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  fall 2017 

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