“Make Your Mark” for Older Americans Month 2020!

May 2020 – Around the nation, older adults make their marks every day as volunteers, employees, employers, parents, grandparents, mentors, and advocates. They offer their time, talents, and experience to the benefit of our communities. For 57 years, Older Americans …

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) …

COVID-19 Homeowner Resources

If you are concerned about paying your mortgage during the coronavirus national emergency, see the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s web page devoted to information about mortgage and housing assistance during the coronavirus national emergency. Additionally, here are WISER factsheets with …

COVID-19 Renter Resources

If you’re having trouble making rent payments as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, you are not alone. Across the country, many tenants are facing job losses, furloughs, or reduced hours, and having to make tough financial decisions in order …

Social Security 2020 Trustees Report Released

April 22, 2020 – The Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. According to Andrew Saul, Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, the projections in this year’s …

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 …