Trick or Treat: Financial Scams

Happy (almost) Halloween! Scam artists know how to manipulate language or offer “perks” to lure even the wisest saver into their financial scams. So how do you know if what their offering is a trick or a treat? Compare what …

Annuities and Risk: An Annuities Q & A

In the current economic climate, we’re all concerned about our retirement security and our investments, such as annuities. Brokers and agents say they’re receiving a flood of calls about the security of annuities, and that many customers are considering cashing …

Social Security: What’s New?

As the seasons change, Social Security is undergoing a few changes as well. These past two weeks have featured two exciting changes in Social Security, including an increased COLA and today’s announcement of the new Compassionate Allowances Initiative: Last week, …

Young Women and Savings: Save Early, Finish Strong

As a young woman, it’s easy not to save for retirement. Student loan payments, rent, and that pesky college credit card debt all have to be paid off monthly, while retirement seems like something that is light years away. “Sure,” …

Why Women Are Poor in Retirement

This post by WISER president Cindy Hounsell was featured on the National Council for Research on Women’s blog, “The Real Deal,” in honor of Blog Action Day-08: Poverty. WHY WOMEN ARE POOR IN RETIREMENTBy Cindy Hounsell President of the Women’s …

What’s Ahead: WISER Celebrates National Family Caregivers Month!

The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement, along with numerous national organizations, major corporations and community-based groups around the country, will celebrate National Family Caregivers Month (NFC Month) in November to thank and support our nation’s family caregivers. According to …