This section offers some tips on how to keep debt from undermining your long-term asset accumulation strategies and addresses the challenges of simultaneously caring for aging parents and growing kids while keeping your own goals on track.

A little investing 101 will keep you focused on how to get the most out of your investments.

 

What you need to know:

How do NEA members feel about their retirement plans? [Infographic]

Updated for 2017! Here’s what your fellow educators think about navigating the preretirement waters.

7 good reasons to change your will

Here are seven situations in which you'll want to reevaluate your estate-planning needs.

Planning and saving for retirement: It’s a marathon, not a sprint [Video]

As an educator, you face unique retirement planning challenges. Learn what you need to do to make it to the finish line and how NEA Member Benefits can help you through any rough spots.

Is it time to hire a caregiver?

These resources can help you find the right services for your aging parent or loved one.

10 tips to manage a financial windfall

Take these steps to avoid “money shock” and handle your newfound wealth.

How to take control of your debt

Try these smart tips and strategies to help manage and leverage your debt.

How do NEA members feel about their retirement plans? [Infographic]

Updated for 2016! Here’s what your fellow educators think about navigating the preretirement waters.

Could a “CD Ladder” be a smart option for your money?

Learn how strategically spreading your money across multiple CDs may yield more interest income.

Talking to aging parents about money, health and daily living issues

Tips for gently asking the hard questions that will help you manage future challenges.

How do NEA members feel about their retirement plans? [Infographic]

Updated for 2015! Here’s what your fellow educators think about navigating the preretirement waters.

4 helpful tips to instill good financial habits

Take these steps to raise a financially responsible next generation.

How do NEA members feel about their retirement plans? [Infographic]

Here’s what your fellow educators think about navigating the preretirement waters.

Financial attitudes of Gen X and Gen Y educators

See how your financial goals and attitudes compare to the MTV and Millennial generations.

Recession-proof your finances and investments

Economic recessions can cause all kinds of financial distress, but if you plan ahead, you can limit a lot of the pain and keep your finances on track.

Is it time to hire a financial planner?

As your financial life becomes more complex, and your time gets stretched thin with work and family responsibilities, you might consider partnering with a professional to put a financial plan in place.

Tailor your own portfolio strategy

With our guide to investing and financial markets, tailoring a personalized strategy may be easier than you think.

How inflation impacts retirement income [Infographic]

If you want to have enough money in retirement, you need to take inflation into account. Here’s how you’ll sabotage your future if you ignore planning for inflation now.

Your annual retirement investing checklist

Routine assessments are critical to keep your retirement savings on track. These steps simplify the task.

How to spend less and save more

If you spend more than you make, you’ll run up debt. Create a spending plan to manage debt and free up the money you need to save for the future.

Challenges for the sandwich generation

Caring for aging parents and adult children while maintaining your own financial and emotional needs requires an extra dose of planning and saving.

Investing basics for educators

Investing is about turning a dollar into multiple dollars. An understanding of the relationship between time, risk and return can give you the confidence to make smarter investing decisions.

How to pay the bills and still save for retirement

Many educators find it challenging to balance family financial needs and long-term savings. Don’t despair. With some planning and prioritizing, you can make ends meet today, and save for a more financially secure future.

Plan your strategy:

 

Educator pensions and Social Security might come up short. Find out why your benefits may fall short and what you can do about it.

 

Working with a financial planner. Read tips on how to find and evaluate a financial advisor.

 

Why women need to close the retirement savings gap. This article offers ways you can become a more confident saver and investor.

 

Savings options beyond your 403(b) plan. Explore a variety of options beyond your 403(b) that may help you achieve different goals.


Kiplinger’s
Retirement Report

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Retirement Income Calculator

Understand how your state pension benefits affect your retirement planning.

 

Learn about the
NEA Retirement Program
 

A supplemental retirement savings program just for
NEA members.