Free Social Security Webinar

Social Security is hosting its first national webinar on January 29, 2009. Retire Online, It’s So Easy! will offer a demonstration of the new Social Security online application as well as a discussion of its key features. If you’re interested …

Lilly Ledbetter Passes in the Senate!

(Interview of Lilly Ledbetter following the Senate passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: from the National Womens Law Center, http://www.nwlc.org/) The Senate passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act yesturday with a vote of 61 to 36. This …

Pay Equity: Do You Have Five Minutes?

As the Senate proceeds with the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the recently House-approved Paycheck Fairness Act glimmers on the horizon, it’s a great time to find out more about pay equity. Women currently make 78 cents to a …

Legislative Update: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

On January 9th, the House passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Now our attentions are turned towards the Senate to see what will become of this legislation, which passed in the House last year as well, but faced defeat …

Women and Social Security: New WISER publication

Did you know: More than 50% of women age 65 and older would live in poverty if it were not for their Social Security benefits. Without Social Security, the poverty rate for older African-American women would jump from 25% to …

SSA Launches Online Retirement Application Process

  Picture this: You’re lying on your couch, laptop propped on your lap, clad in your favorite pajamas. You’re comfortable, you’re relaxed…you’re applying for Social Security. Sound impossible? Well Social Security has recently made this dream a possibility by introducing …

…and we’re back!

The WISER Women blog took a short hiatus for the holidays, but we will return to our regular posting schedule this week!