WISER Ways to Save for the Holidays

The holidays bring a lot of extra spending. Everyone wants to partake in the festivities, whether it is gift giving or holiday parties. But just because you want to spoil your friends and family, does not mean your holidays should …

Thank you, Mom! A Story of Caregiving

This Thanksgiving, WISERs wants to thank all of the wonderful caregivers in America. As our last post for National Caregivers Month, we will share one personal story of a WISER staff member that can really tie some of the various …

Keeping a Budget as a Caregiver

In this blog celebrating National Family Caregivers Month, we’ll take a look at another important issue for caregivers—budgets! Being a caregiver can have financial consequences, both long term and short term. As mentioned in our last update, caregivers pay an …

What it means to be a caregiver, and why it matters

November is National Caregivers Month, an entire month devoted to honoring those dedicated individuals who care for and support elderly, sick or persons with disabilities. The year’s theme, decided by the National Family Caregiver Association, is Family Caregivers: Now More …

Modern Scams Can Catch You Off Guard

Modern-day financial scams can be so tricky that you might not realize you have been defrauded until it is too late. One example of a recent financial scam targeting seniors is the medical-alert scam robocalls. Many seniors have been receiving, and …

The Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Today marks the twenty-third anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark for anyone living with a disability or serious illness in our country. The legislation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in hiring, promotion, …