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Have you planned for this financial risk?
Last Modified: 6/4/2019
Fast fact: Once you reach age 65, chances are you’ll require long-term care (LTC) at some point in your life. Unfortunately, most people haven’t planned for this financial risk. . . . (Full story)

Protect yourself from uninsured drivers
Last Modified: 5/20/2019
Uninsured and underinsured motorists are, unfortunately, more common than you might think. Could you be at financial risk if you’re in an accident with one? . . . (Full story)

Under water
Last Modified: 3/19/2019
Spring will be here again soon (yes, really!) and with it comes spring rains. After experiencing one of the devastating Wisconsin floods in 2018, the Brehms count themselves fortunate to have coverage through Member Benefits. . . . (Full story)

Don’t let frozen water put you on thin ice
Last Modified: 2/4/2019
When it comes to your home, safety is priority one. With the freeze and thaw cycles of winter, the season can bring some unique pitfalls that you’ll want to avoid. We have a few tips on preventing some of the more common problems you may face as a homeowner in the wintertime. . . . (Full story)

Boat or RV in your future?
Last Modified: 1/17/2019
Boat and RV shows start in January throughout Wisconsin, so it’s not too soon to think about those summer toys you’ve been eyeing—and how you’re going to protect them. . . . (Full story)

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Retirement Articles

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Subscribe to a simple savings plan
Last Modified: 5/29/2019
If you’re looking for an easy solution to boost your retirement savings this year, we have one word for you: Automatic. . . . (Full story)

Retirement FAQ
Last Modified: 2/5/2019
Every year, we get thousands of calls to our Retirement and Investment Services Department. While we talk with members about a number of retirement savings topics, there are some questions that our financial planners often hear that we think will be of interest to you. . . . (Full story)

Wondering what to do with your required minimum distribution?
Last Modified: 12/13/2018
If you find that you don’t currently need to use your required minimum distribution from a Traditional IRA, SIMPLE IRA, or SEP IRA and are wondering what to do with it, consider placing all or some of it into a Personal Investment Account (PIA) with Member Benefits. . . . (Full story)

Enhancements to yourMONEY
Last Modified: 12/6/2018
Next time you log in to yourMONEY online retirement account, you will notice some changes have been made that we hope you will find even more helpful for managing your account. . . . (Full story)

No more recharacterization of IRA conversions
Last Modified: 11/19/2018
Prior to 2018, individuals were allowed to recharacterize IRA conversions and employer retirement account taxable rollovers into a Roth IRA. As of 2019, that will not be the case. . . . (Full story)

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Money Management Articles

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Freshen up your financial knowledge
Last Modified: 5/6/2019
Spring has sprung and with it our mood for starting things anew. If you haven’t given your finances the once over yet, we can help you clean up with a basic guide to budgeting, saving, and investing. . . . (Full story)

New and improved online account access
Last Modified: 2/25/2019
Check out the new and improved online access to your retirement and insurance accounts, which includes enhanced security and paperless options. . . . (Full story)

Free eBooks from Member Benefits
Last Modified: 2/21/2019
Download these helpful guides created especially for younger educators. Topics include WRS, home buying, student loans, and more. . . . (Full story)

Fighting financial fraud
Last Modified: 8/27/2018
Member Benefits takes active steps to help you keep your personal financial information secure. . . . (Full story)

Beware of Grant Scams
Last Modified: 7/10/2018
Sometimes, it’s an ad that claims you will qualify to receive a “free grant” to pay for education costs, home repairs, home business expenses, or unpaid bills. Other times, it’s a phone call supposedly from a “government” agency. In either case, the claim is the same: your application for a grant is guaranteed to be accepted, and you’ll never have to pay the money back, but... . . . (Full story)

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