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) …

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COVID-19 Resources

WISER’s COVID-19 Resources Fact Sheet ADDITIONAL RESOURCES IRS Extends RMD Rollover Deadline Online Cashout Calculator helps you figure the costs of cashing out retirement savings National Employment Law Project Resources for Unemployed and Frontline Workers  Renter Resources   Homeowner Resources …

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Medicare Basics

What is Medicare Medicare is a federal government program that provides health insurance to people age 65 and over.  To be eligible, you must be a U.S. Citizens or permanent legal resident with at least five years of continuous residence. …

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Ten Facts About Women & Caregiving

Women provide the majority of informal care for their family and friends(i). Largely because of caregiving responsibilities, women are more likely than men to work part-time, spend more years out of the labor force, and in general have shorter careers. …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing

So your parents or your colleagues or maybe just your conscience is on your case to stop spending everything you earn and start saving and investing some of that hard-earned money.  But where to begin?? It can seem intimidating to …

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5 Money Mistakes Women Should Avoid

Here are some common mistakes that a lot of women make and that you can learn to avoid: Debt Learn to live below your means. If you don’t have cash to back up your credit card spending, then do not …

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Roth Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)

An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a convenient way for all working people to save for their retirement.  You pay taxes on the money you contribute to your Roth IRA, but the money you save grows tax-free, and you do …

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