This Month, Be THANKFUL for Caregivers!

November is National Family Caregiver Month.  WISER along with the National Family Caregiver Association (NFCA) wants to help spread some much needed information about caregiving. Here at WISER, we want to make sure that caregivers are financially prepared. The overwhelming …

Parents, it is Time to Just Say No!

As a parent, you try to teach your children good money management skills. You teach them how to save and how to spend responsibly. But while you’re busy teaching them how to respect their own money, don’t forget to teach …

Looking at the Whole Picture: Women of Color and Retirement

By Beth Blair WISER’s National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) Intern Retirement security, and particularly women’s retirement security, has been in the news a lot lately. Every day, my Google alert turns up a new article about older women’s poverty rates and lack …

A Little Help on the Road to Financial Independence

On this 4th of July, when we celebrate America, we also know that many Americans are struggling to get by in this difficult economy.  The good news is that numerous city and state governments and also the federal government are trying to help. …