Test Your Financial Prowess

How much do you know about retirement security? Find out by taking this quiz from the Wall Street Journal: 1) What percentage of surveyed workers said that—in the wake of the financial crisis—they still plan to retire on their original …

No COLA this year??

The Social Security Administration’s announcement that it will not be providing Cost of Living Adjustment increases to its beneficiaries has caused quite a stir among seniors, nonprofits, and members of Congress. Here are some basic facts about the COLA itself, …

Savvy Saving for Young Women

With the economy currently in recession and unemployment on the rise, it is vital for young people, especially young women, to start saving early. Job security is never a guarantee, so ladies, it’s a good idea to become savvy with …

5 Questions to Ask Your Mother or Grandmother

May is Older Americans Month, and for many of us, the most important older Americans are our own parents and grandparents. Although thinking about retirement is difficult for everyone in these tough financial times, it is particularly important for women, …

Retirement Insecurity, a new report by The New Hampshire Women’s Policy Institute and underwritten by WISER, examines the financial status of New Hampshire’s older women and recommends state-level policy changes that could increase savings for current and future generations. The report …

Blog About It: Elder Economic Security

Today marks the start of Older Americans Month. WISER is partnering with Wider Opportunities for Women on its National Elder Economic Security Initiative: What does elder economic security mean to you? We encourage you to answer this question by leaving …

Why does she earn less?

Yesterday, Tuesday, April 28 was Equal Pay Day.  Today, 56 percent of working women earn less than $30,000 a year and only 7 percent earn more than $75,000; in contrast, 39 percent of men earn less than $30,000 and 18 …

WISERWoman & Long-Term Care

What comes to mind when someone uses the term “long-term care”? Do you picture a nursing home or a hospital? Long-term care includes a broad range of health and support services that people need as they age or if they …

Find Out More: Viaticals Resource Guide

This week, we chatted with WISER Senior Policy Analyst Laurel Beedon about Viaticals. If you still have questions on viaticals or you’re just looking for more information, here’s WISER’s list of Viaticals resources: American Council on Life Insurance1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, …