Budgeting in a Spending Season

Thanksgiving is over and the giving season has just begun. Today’s unofficial holiday, Black Friday, kicks off the holiday shopping season with a wide variety of retailers offering huge savings on high ticket items. Unlike the tamer Thanksgiving week traditions, …

Happy Thanksgiving from WISER!

Looking for a gift idea you can feel good about? Well look no further than I Savings Bonds. One thing to be thankful for today is the new and improved interest rate on I Savings Bonds. While I Savings Bonds …

Want to Work for WISER?

WISER is hiring an intern for the Spring 2009 Semester. We’re looking for an excellent writer with research skills and an interest in retirement and financial planning. This is a paid internship that will give you the opportunity to participate …

Financial Planners vs. Psychics

Looking for a new career? Facing pay cuts or, worse, pink slips? Wondering where the money is these days? Well it may be time to polish that crystal ball and peer into a new profession. As a vast number of …

Laid Off: How to Stay Insured

The holiday season is upon us. With Thanksgiving around the corner and the winter holidays just weeks away, many American workers are receiving an unexpected (and unwanted) gift from their employers: pink slips. According to the Wall Street Journal, 1.2 …

National Caregivers Month: Helpful Hints

In the past month, Metlife Mature Market Institute, in collaboration with the National Alliance on Caregiving, has released six “Helpful Hints” publications, aimed at providing useful information to caregivers. These brief bulletins offer tips on common issues for caregivers, ranging …

Quick Quiz: Your Money Market IQ

Before the recent credit crisis, money market funds seemed about as interesting as that guy your Aunt Judy has been trying to set you up with. You know the type: dull, safe, easy to ignore. But suddenly the money market …