Reverse Mortgages: Would One Be Right For You

What Is a Reverse Mortgage? A reverse mortgage is a way for homeowners to borrow against the equity or value of their homes. Called a reverse mortgage because instead of you making payments to a lender (as in traditional mortgage) …

COVID-19 Homeowner Resources

If you are concerned about paying your mortgage during the coronavirus national emergency, see the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s web page devoted to information about mortgage and housing assistance during the coronavirus national emergency. Additionally, here are WISER factsheets with …

COVID-19 Renter Resources

If you’re having trouble making rent payments as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, you are not alone. Across the country, many tenants are facing job losses, furloughs, or reduced hours, and having to make tough financial decisions in order …

Social Security 2020 Trustees Report Released

April 22, 2020 – The Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. According to Andrew Saul, Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, the projections in this year’s …

Your Stimulus Check and Your Future Paycheck

Stimulus checks are arriving — now is the time to think about your “Future Paycheck”. WISER’s “Your Future Paycheck” Workbook has information to help you: • Re-set your budget and spending — see “Keeping Track of Your Spending” and the …

COVID-19: Top Three Scams

Be aware! The COVID-19 crisis has provided an opportunity for scammers to prey on the public. Know how to protect yourself and loved ones from these top three scams. Download the PDF

The CARES Act & Your Retirement Plan 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. This $2 trillion emergency relief package is intended to assist individuals and businesses during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and accompanying economic crisis. The …