April Is Financial Literacy Month

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Thursday, April 20, 2017


Even if you’re not a financial expert, you can still feel more confident about your finances by learning a few basics.

  • Compound interest and regular contributions are keys to investing through a retirement plan.
  • Contributing to a retirement plan can also help you take advantage of potential tax benefits.
  • Knowing how to manage your money can help you pursue financial goals like paying down debt, saving for retirement, buying a house or other priorities.
  • To make the most of your money, create a plan that helps you save and invest wisely and get the most from your employer benefits.


Learn more at TIAA’s special National Financial Literacy Month website.


Upcoming TIAA Webinars


TIAA also offers frequent webinars on the full range of subjects related to your future financial security. Here’s a list of what’s coming up this spring. To register, go to tiaa.org/webinars.


Special Topic: Quarterly Economic and Market Update
TIAA’s Chief Economist and Chief Investment Strategist discuss economic and market developments that may impact your retirement savings strategy.
April 25 at 12 p.m. (ET)


Special Topic: Demystifying Life Insurance
Life insurance can play a critical role in your financial plan. You can learn how much you may need, what types exist, how much you can afford and much more.
May 16 at 12 p.m. (ET)


Healthy Numbers: Integrating Healthcare Into Your Retirement Plan
You can learn and plan for the cost of healthcare in retirement, including supplemental insurance, and the real benefits and costs of Medicare.
May 16 at 3 p.m. (ET)


Special Topic: Giving or Leaving Assets to Loved Ones
You can help to maximize the value of your life’s work and help to take care of your survivors with a little planning. This webinar will review basic strategies for giving to individuals during your lifetime as well as legacy planning.
May 17 at 12 p.m. (ET)


Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for Your Ideal Retirement
You can discover how retirement savings, planning and the real benefit of time are essential features of retirement investments.
May 17 at 3 p.m. (ET)


Special Topic: The 411 on 529 College Savings Plans
You can learn all about how 529 college savings plans work and how to invest in one for a child, grandchild, yourself or other loved one.
May 18 at 12 p.m. (ET)


Special Topic: How Smart Investors Ride Out Market Volatility
What’s the best way to handle market ups and downs? TIAA offers best practices and actionable steps to help you pursue financial security.
May 23 at 12 p.m. (ET)


One-on-One Counseling


A one-on-one appointment with a TIAA consultant is free and available to you on campus. During your session you can discuss your current investments, make changes, and get a good sense of whether you are on track to reach your retirement savings goals.


Schedule an appointment by calling TIAA at 1-800-732-8353.