Grandma’s Wisdom: Lessons about Saving and Retirement

By Kassie Barroquillo, former WISER Research Associate September 13th is Grandparents Day – a day when we can celebrate our grandparents and those people in our lives who fill that role. One reason to celebrate is because grandparents can provide us …

Five Things You Better Know about Medicare

Medicare is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year as the nation’s federal health insurance program, playing a vital role in the lives of most people age 65 and over.  In fact, Medicare currently covers 49 million Americans. Many people, however, …

The Financial Impact of Widowhood

At WISER, we frequently hear from women who find themselves struggling financially after their husbands pass away; many of them saying “If only I knew…” when it comes to financial matters. Women’s longer life expectancy puts them at greater risk …

Social Security Is Important to Women

WISER is pleased to have Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration as our guest blog author to talk about the importance of Social Security for women. Women have always been an integral part of our nation’s history, contributing …