Priority #2: Dealing with Debt

In this, the second installment of When to spend, when to save…, WISER tackles the topic of debt. As a recent post pointed out, debt (especially the credit card variety) is a huge problem that most people would rather not …

Want to Work for WISER?

WISER is hiring an intern for the Fall 2008 Semester. We’re looking for an excellent writer with research skills and an interest in retirement and financial planning. This is a paid internship that will give you the opportunity to participate …

Mama Mia: Mothers, Daughters and Money

Like many movie-goers this summer, I recently watched Meryl Streep sashay across my local cinema screen in an outfit that resembled the spawn of a disco ball and a feather boa. Ms. Streep is one of the stars of this …

Spare Change: Quick Info from WISER

Today’s Spare Change: Definition of the Day: Roth IRA A Money Myth Worth Disproving What is a Roth IRA? The Roth IRA is different from the traditional IRA in two ways: It provides tax benefits when you take the money …

The New Taboo: Credit Card Debt

Hand-written thank you notes. Hostess gifts. Elbows that have never rested on a table mid-meal. If none of these Emily Post approved etiquette staples apply to you, you’re not alone. Modern etiquette is constantly changing. But a few rules seemed …

Healthier and Wiser: Week 1

Healthier and Wiser Many people who have health insurance obtain it through an employer. However, there may be times in your life when you are without coverage, facing coverage choices or grappling with retirement health issues. The “Healthier and Wiser” …

The Cost of Couplehood

Women who are married or who are sharing their family finances with a partner are prone to different financial missteps than their single friends. If you’re part of a couple and you are not currently involved in co-managing your family …

Shine A Light on Retirement

Happy belated birthday Mick Jagger! Rock legend and boomer icon Mick Jagger turned 65 on July 26th. But how does the Stones front man measure up when compared to the average 65 year old? Surprisingly, Sir Mick is following current …

Why Ignorance Isn’t Always Bliss

Do you know how much debt you’re in? If your answer is no, you’re not alone. Many women are unaware of exactly how much they owe. If you’re juggling credit card payments, loan payments and personal expenses, it’s easy to …