COVID-19 Resources

See WISER’s COVID-19 Resources here: covid-19_resources_page_3.25.2020

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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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Debt Warning Signs

If any of the following describe you, you may have too much debt or be heading down a dangerous road to high debts: I’m not sure how much I owe. I can only pay the minimum amounts due on my …

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Debit Cards

What are Debit Cards? Debit cards look a lot like credit cards. You can use them to purchase items at most of the same places as credit cards, as well as get cash from ATMs. Unlike credit cards, they withdraw …

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Prepaid Debit Cards: Read the Fine Print!

Prepaid cards are reloadable cards that can be used for making payments, and they may seem like a good alternative to bank debit cards for the “unbanked” population.  In 2015, 7% of the U.S. population was not connected to a …

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Credit Accounts and Divorce

The type of debt you and your spouse have will determine your options for deciding who will pay it off and how. There are two types of credit accounts: individual and joint. When you and your spouse applied for credit, …

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