Pay Equity Checklist: What to Do to Avoid the Pay Gap

Most people are familiar with the well-known “gender wage gap,” men out-earning women an average 18 cents on the dollar. Less well known is how pay inequity eventually translates into a “retirement wage gap” that increases the poverty rate for …

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COVID-19 Resources

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

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Divorce and Retirement

When you’re in the midst of a divorce, you have to juggle so many things. The emotional toll is hard enough to manage along with the many practical issues — including that women often fail to make a priority of …

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Just Released! A Guide for Widows

Women are three times more likely to experience the death of a spouse than men. For many women, widowhood means taking on and making important decisions about current and future financial, legal, and personal matters at a particularly difficult time. …

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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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4 Steps for Caregivers

As you think about your own financial well-being as a caregiver, consider these 4 steps: STEP 1: Think about your own future.  As a caregiver, it may be tempting to leave your full-time job or to work part time, however, …

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