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Is condo living in your future?
Last Modified: 10/24/2016
Condo living is increasing in popularity among empty nesters and young families alike. If you’re planning to make a condo your home, make sure you take steps to protect your investment. Insurance needs for condo owners are different than the typical single family homeowner. . . . (Full story)

In-home health care costs more than you think
Last Modified: 9/26/2016
Home health care is the most popular long-term care option among families. However, according to Genworth, one-third of adults surveyed seriously underestimate home health care costs. . . . (Full story)

Fatal distractions
Last Modified: 8/15/2016
It’s estimated that one in ten motor vehicle accident fatalities are the result of distracted driving. What causes so many drivers to feel they can take their eyes and mind off the road? The answer: complacency. . . . (Full story)

NEW! Equipment Breakdown Coverage
Last Modified: 8/8/2016
Surprise! You wake up to find your furnace or air conditioner stopped working, your electronics were fried by a power surge, or your refrigerator has died. These costly events can turn your household finances upside down. Member Benefits now offers Equipment Breakdown Coverage for participants in our home insurance program. . . . (Full story)

Better than ever home policy
Last Modified: 10/20/2016
WEA Member Benefits is now providing enhanced and expanded coverages for our participants and their families. These changes are the result of a year-long process of rewriting our home policy. Read more about our goals for this process and learn about our new and increased home insurance coverages that benefit you. . . . (Full story)

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Retirement Articles

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Investment spotlight: Prudential Guaranteed Investment
Last Modified: 12/5/2016
Understanding basic principles about how to analyze an investment can help you make wise choices and feel confident about it. In our January 2017 issue of your$, we’ll help you learn more about investment principles. As a prequel to our upcoming issue, we first shine a spotlight on the Prudential Guaranteed Investment. . . . (Full story)

You'll thank yourself later
Last Modified: 1/20/2017
Did you know? 54% of American workers say they have less than $25,000 saved for retirement. The biggest regret people have when they retire is that they didn't save enough. Do something today that your future self will thank you for. . . . (Full story)

Make sure to avoid tax problems on 403(b) contribution limits
Last Modified: 11/17/2016
The end of 2016 is closing in...be sure to watch your 403(b) contribution limits... . . . (Full story)

Are you leaving money on the table?
Last Modified: 11/14/2016
If your employer (or your spouse’s employer) offers a match in your 403(b) or 401(k) plan, take it. It’s free money. Learn why you shouldn't miss out on this benefit. . . . (Full story)

Plan like a vampire
Last Modified: 10/31/2016
Take a lesson from these eternal creatures and plan for the long term. You aren’t just saving for the day you retire, your savings need to last for many years beyond. We can help you get started or review your current financial plan. . . . (Full story)

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Money Management Articles

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Smart Money Move #8: Pay it Forward
Last Modified: 1/3/2017
Pay it forward Many Wisconsin public school employees attribute their participation in our retirement and insurance programs to someone who shared their experience and encouraged them to take action. They remember details of the conversation years later because the guidance . . . (Full story)

Smart Money Move #7
Last Modified: 12/9/2016
Find someone to trust Whether you'r just starting out or are close to retirement, there may be a time when you need to talk to someone about your financial situation. There are many types of people who offer . . . (Full story)

Smart Money Move #6
Last Modified: 12/8/2016
Turn debt into savings Getting out of debt requires you to spend less money than you earn on a consistent, long term basis. Debt reduction helps to increase your credit score, reduce stress, and helps you reach your . . . (Full story)

Smart Money Move #5
Last Modified: 12/8/2016
Build your financial savvy...and use the right tools for the job. So...you want to start making more informed decisions about your finances. Congratulations That's a great first step. But where to start? Fortunately, Member BEnefits has some . . . (Full story)

Smart Money Move #4
Last Modified: 12/8/2016
Protect your investments...big and small It takes time and money to accumulate the things you have. You've worked hard for them—be sure you have adequate insurance coverage.  Think you have enough protection?  If you haven't . . . (Full story)

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