For Love, Money, or Health Benefits?

“They marry for better or worse, for richer or poorer, for co-pays and deductibles.” Most of us have heard the age-old warning “Don’t marry for money” at least once in our lives, but how many of us are familiar with …

Jumping off that High Beam and into Retirement

It felt like a long road to retirement for Kerri. Work appeared to consume her life from the moment her career began. Her professional world was flooded with competitors, her work-life balance seemed like a joke. Her job took her …

Healthier and Wiser: Women Without Coverage Part II

Healthier and Wiser Many people who have health insurance obtain it through an employer. However, there may be times in your life when you are without coverage, facing coverage choices or grappling with retirement health issues. The “Healthier and Wiser” …

Spare Change: Simple Health Strategies for the 50+ Set

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently released checklists for men and women on how to stay healthy after 50. AHRQ fuses sound medical advice with a reader-friendly format that features a “Screening Test Record” form and a …

Priority #2: Dealing with Debt

In this, the second installment of When to spend, when to save…, WISER tackles the topic of debt. As a recent post pointed out, debt (especially the credit card variety) is a huge problem that most people would rather not …

Want to Work for WISER?

WISER is hiring an intern for the Fall 2008 Semester. We’re looking for an excellent writer with research skills and an interest in retirement and financial planning. This is a paid internship that will give you the opportunity to participate …

Mama Mia: Mothers, Daughters and Money

Like many movie-goers this summer, I recently watched Meryl Streep sashay across my local cinema screen in an outfit that resembled the spawn of a disco ball and a feather boa. Ms. Streep is one of the stars of this …

Spare Change: Quick Info from WISER

Today’s Spare Change: Definition of the Day: Roth IRA A Money Myth Worth Disproving What is a Roth IRA? The Roth IRA is different from the traditional IRA in two ways: It provides tax benefits when you take the money …

The New Taboo: Credit Card Debt

Hand-written thank you notes. Hostess gifts. Elbows that have never rested on a table mid-meal. If none of these Emily Post approved etiquette staples apply to you, you’re not alone. Modern etiquette is constantly changing. But a few rules seemed …