Gift Card Payment Scams

A popular and convenient gift for any occasion is a gift card.  Unfortunately, gift cards are also popular and convenient among scammers.  So what is a gift card scam?  Typically, a scammer tells you that you owe money for an …

Highlights from Financial Literacy Month 2021

April 30, 2021 – As Financial Literacy Month comes to a close, we wanted to share all the tips, tools and resources for improving your financial know-how that WISER has been sharing all month long. This includes topics like Retirement …

Three Retirement Planning Tips For Women

March 19, 2021 By Cindy Hounsell, President, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (originally posted on Social Security Matters’ blog) One day in 1939, Ida May Fuller stopped by the local Social Security office in her hometown of Rutland, Vermont, …

WISER Celebrates America Saves Week

February 26, 2021 – This past week, organizations and individuals across the country celebrated America Saves Week. WISER is proud to be a partner in this effort to help Americans on the road to increased savings. As the celebration wraps …

Emergency Savings Account – A WISE Investment

Life is full unexpected emergencies and expenses. No matter your age or income, everyone needs an emergency savings fund.  According to the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, having emergency savings to cover unexpected major financial setbacks could help workers avoid …

Healthcare.gov Special Enrollment Period Now Open

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, Healthcare.gov will be available for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) from February 15 to May 15, 2021. Consumers who are uninsured can take this opportunity to look for coverage and find out …

What Is The BENES Act And Why Is It Important?

December 8, 2020 The Beneficiary Enrollment Notification & Eligibility Simplification Act (BENES Act), a House Appropriations Bill, was passed. It is important, because the changes will impact seniors on Medicare. BENES Act provisions improve Medicare enrollment education outreach to beneficiaries, …