Survivor Benefits: Four Tips Widows Need to Know 

Eligibility rules for survivors benefits have improved: the age requirements are lower, surviving ex-spouses are eligible, including surviving spouses and partners of same-sex relationships. However, a surviving spouse is often unsure how to start claiming their survivor’s benefits.  We have some information to assist you in applying for benefits as a surviving spouse.

Highlights from Financial Literacy Month 2022

As Financial Literacy Month comes to a close, we want to share all the tips, tools and resources for improving your financial know-how that WISER has been sharing all month long.

SECURE 2.0 will advance women’s retirement security

The U.S. House of Representatives took a major step recently toward helping millions of Americans whose retirement savings have been impacted by the double hit of COVID and inflation. Learn more about the Securing a Strong Retirement Act.

Money Mule Scams

Money Mules are typically the unwitting victims of fraudsters who are tricked into receiving and forwarding money as part of a money laundering scam or other fraud. Do not let yourself become a money mule. Here’s what you need to know.

Social Security Survivors Benefits

Social Security survivors benefits are paid to widows, widowers, and dependents of eligible workers. This benefit is particularly important for young families with children.

Leaving a Job or Working Part-Time

It is important to understand and plan for the financial and retirement costs of changes to your employment. If you are thinking about leaving your job or reducing your hours to part-time, find out what will happen to your benefits. Decisions you make now can have a tremendous impact on your financial future.

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?

5 Things Mothers Should Tell Daughters about Money and Retirement

Older women have a wealth of experience and information to offer to younger women. WISER encourages all mothers, grandmothers and other women to share their money experiences with a daughter, granddaughter or another young woman in their life. Helping a young woman develop a strong financial plan is a lifetime gift.

Three Retirement Planning Tips For Women

In 1939, Ida May Fuller stopped by the local Social Security office in her hometown of Rutland, VT to get information about Social Security. The following year, she received the very first Social Security benefit payment. Ida’s story still holds lessons for women today—and it started with her getting the information she needed. Today, signing up for a personal my Social Security account can help you get tailored information to plan for your retirement.