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, …

WISER Celebrates America Saves Week!

This week is America Saves Week. All over the country, individuals and organizations are using this week to rededicate themselves to saving and paying down debts. Many are worried about their retirement. These issues are especially important for single women. …

Q&A: Viaticals

This week, the WISER blog writers had a Q&A session with WISER’s Senior Policy Analyst, Laurel Beedon, on Viaticals. A viatical is a legal document that sells your life insurance policy to a third party. Q:Why would I sell my …

Financial News You Can Use

-On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This new legislation provides a one-time payment of $250 to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries. Over 60 million beneficiaries will receive a one-time …

Facing Divorce? Be Sure to Protect Your Finances

In The Observer’s January 25, 2009 edition, an article entitled “Men become richer after divorce,” written by Amelia Hill, a social affairs correspondent, exposed truths regarding the financial well-being of divorced spouses who have children. In a study conducted by …

Government Gives Retirement Funds Room to Recover

A new law may make it easier for some Americans to allow their retirement funds to recoup losses. That’s because mandatory withdrawals from certain retirement accounts have been waived for tax year 2009. Usually, anyone age 70 1/2 or older …

Do You Qualify for the EITC?

Do you: Possess a valid Social Security number. Meet certain residency and filing criteria, including following guidelines for a qualifying child. Have an investment income that’s no more thatn $2,950. Have a total earned income of at least $1 and …

Legislative Update: Paycheck Fairness Act

With the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act passed, the pay equity community turns its attentions to the Paycheck Fairness Act. This legislation was introduced with the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and was approved by the House, but has yet …