Times like these reinforce how much relationships matter.
The power of an understanding ear, reaching out to simply check-in on neighbors, friends and clients goes a long way. Turns out, that’s what many of we agents do on a daily basis.(more…)
This summer, I was tasked with overhauling Retirement Homeroom, a National Life website dedicated to helping Educators and School District Employees plan for retirement. Like any project, I started with an open mind, gathering as much knowledge as I could and putting myself in the shoes of those we seek to help: Teachers. I found myself back in the classrooms of my favorite teachers, reflecting on their contributions to who I am – and where I am – today. I thought about the relentless “one-paper-every-weekend” assignment in Mr. Hayes’ AP English Class: I mastered the art of the m-dash. I left more prepared for college than I ever imagined. I became a writer.(more…)
Today I sent emails to all of my students. Some of them have failing grades and multiple absences. I needed to give them a piece of my mind and set them straight. I pulled no punches and dropped a truth bomb. I wrote, in all caps: I BELIEVE IN YOU. I HAVE YOUR BACK! Let’s work together to get you back on track.(more…)
A TeacherTalk Webinar Series
October 29, 8 PM EST
Will Smith once said if you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready – and that’s especially true for educators thinking about retiring. This Thursday, join us for a webinar on how to stay financially prepared for the future, even in the face of unexpected changes. We’ll be talking about how making changes to your retirement plan can provide a more positive outcome, increase your nest egg, and put you in a stronger financial position.(more…)
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.(more…)