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 …

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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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Financial To-Do’s for the Decades

In Your 20s Check out benefits that come with jobs. Consider the benefits—401(k), 403(b), pension, health, and other insurance—and not just salary. You may be surprised at how valuable benefits are when you add them up. Get into the habit …

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Retirement Planning Calculators

Preparing for retirement is not just about saving money, it’s also about knowing how much you will need in retirement and creating a plan that will help you get there. In fact, the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that workers …

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Employer Retirement Plans: Two Basic Types

There are two basic types of retirement plans typically offered by employers – defined benefit plans and defined contribution plans. Defined Benefit Plans In a defined benefit plan, the employer establishes and maintains a pension that provides a benefit to …

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Benefits Checklist: Questions to Ask Your Employer

Employers offer a wide range of benefits. Some of benefits will require deductions from your current paycheck and some will affect your future paycheck. Ask your employer or the human resources manager to explain the benefits available. Health Coverage Find …

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