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This section will introduce you to various savings options and explain why it’s important to supplement your pension and Social Security by saving more of your own money.

You’ll also learn some investing basics that can help you make smarter investment decisions.

 

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.

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.

10 tips to manage a financial windfall

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

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.

How to take control of your debt

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

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]

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

Retirement planning: Why it’s different for educators [Video]

As an educator, you face unique retirement planning challenges. Learn how your path to retirement is different and how we can help you through the twists and turns.

Managing student loan debt
 
If your student loan payments are taking too big of a bite out of your balance sheet, you have options for how you can manage and possibly reduce those payments.

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.

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

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

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

4 ways to start saving early for retirement

If you start saving in your 20s, the extra long time horizon gives you all kinds of wealth building advantages that may help provide more financial security down the road.

Why you should start saving early [Infographic]

We’re told over and over again to start saving early. How early, you ask? As soon as you can. This infographic provides concrete reasons to pay yourself first!

An overview of retirement savings plan options

Pensions and Social Security alone may not support you throughout a long retirement. You have other savings options that offer you more personal control over your future financial security.

Why you need to save in a supplemental retirement plan

Retirement may be more expensive than you think. To help cover those unexpected expenses, you may need to invest your own money in a 403(b) plan.

The difference a decade can make

There are few guarantees when it comes to saving and investing. But smart retirement savers know that time can make a big difference in how much an investment account can grow.

A look at the most common investment categories

When you contribute to a 403(b) plan, you need to make investment decisions. Get a basic understanding of the different risk and return characteristics of stocks, bonds and annuities.

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.

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.


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