Five Wishes:  Helping Families Everywhere Since 1998

Caregivers often face unpleasant surprises later in life. Many people retire without considering the challenges that they – and those who help them – may face 20 years later. In the first 20 years of retirement, many retirees lose family members, suffer physical or mental decline, or face other life changes.

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I-Bonds Paying Interest Rate of 6.89%

Savings Bonds are often considered a safe and trustworthy investment because the U.S. government backs them. There are different types of savings bonds, the most recent and one of the most popular types being the I Bond.  A key feature of the I Bond is that it is inflation-protected.

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Financially Literate Newly Weds, Sound Right?

Here’s some big-picture financial advice to consider for any couple but especially for an about-to-be or newlywed couple. Share what you know (and don’t know) about your personal finances: Yes, open up the books.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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