National Savings Day is Monday October 12th

National Savings Day is Monday October 12, a good reminder to spend some time to think about your saving and spending habits and what you can do to improve if you’re not saving quite enough. Don’t think of saving as something painful. We all save in so many ways: memories, our children’s artwork, concert t-shirts, socks, pennies, the list is endless. We’re all pretty good at saving. Now, just apply those skills to saving a part of your paycheck every pay period.

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Retirement Prep in a Virtual Age

The start of 2020 brought the excitement and beginnings of a new decade and has been one of the most memorable of my life. I was born in the last quarter of 1979, so this is the start of my 5th decade. The excitement I felt at the beginning of the year for the new decade seems like so long ago at this point and that excitement has largely faded given the devastation that the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked in America this past year. Facing this adversity has allowed me to look at life with a whole new perspective and an appreciation for just how fragile life really is.

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TeacherTalk Open Forum: The State of Remote Learning

TeacherTalk Open Forum:
The State of Remote Learning

Tuesday, September 22, 8:00 PM EDT
(A recording will be available to registrants)

Teaching amidst a pandemic isn’t for the faint of heart.

Let’s get real as we unload the down and dirty on what educators struggle with – and are learning to overcome – during remote teaching in the middle of COVID-19. Tune into this exclusive TeacherTalk where we reveal the results of a survey of what hundreds of teachers from across the nation are grappling with.

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Explore Retirement Homeroom: A Hub for Educator Retirement Resources

Educating, developing, and protecting our future is a big job, leaving little time to plan for retirement. But Retirement Homeroom can help.

Updated for the 2020-2021 school year, this refreshed website is full of new features and functionality to help your plan participants prepare for retirement.

  • Interactive map that shows state pension grades
  • Updated educational content
  • Tools and resources that help educators plan for a secure retirement
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TeacherTalk: Technology Edition

TeacherTalk: Technology Edition

Thursday, September 3rd, 8:00 PM EDT
(A recording will be available to registrants)

Get ready for TeacherTalk: Technology Edition! Four educator panelists will be discussing anything and everything related to education technology, from the best online learning platforms, to creating an equitable playing field for students who don’t have access to the Internet.

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