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Think twice about backyard trampolines
Last Modified: 7/24/2017
Trampolines may seem appealing as a fun summer activity, but it’s important to understand the risks that come with owning one. . . . (Full story)

No need to cry over spilled...coffee
Last Modified: 7/10/2017
Many personal property items such as jewelry, electronics, and fine art may not be fully protected under a basic home policy. Scheduling valuable property assures it will be covered under almost any circumstance. . . . (Full story)

Insurance definitions you should know
Last Modified: 6/27/2017
Insurance is complicated. We want to help make it simple. Read on as we clear up some of the insurance terms you need to understand to become a more informed insurance consumer. . . . (Full story)

5 mistakes people make when insuring their home
Last Modified: 4/3/2017
Plus, real examples of really bad insurance policies uncovered by our consultants. . . . (Full story)

Insuring your most valuable possessions
Last Modified: 3/27/2017
Many homeowners assume that their home insurance policy protects all of their possessions, even those of extreme value. However, standard home policies provide only limited protection for high-value items. So how do you make sure your family heirlooms or precious jewelry are fully insured? . . . (Full story)

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Retirement Articles

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Protecting a legacy
Last Modified: 8/28/2017
With $2.4 billion in member assets, the Guaranteed Investment is kind of a big deal. Just as Member Benefits monitors our mutual fund investments to make sure they continue to meet our standards, we also monitor the Guaranteed Investment and evaluate PRIAC in their role as manager of the account to ensure the best interests of our participants are being served. . . . (Full story)

Free WRS eBook available
Last Modified: 6/29/2017
The Wisconsin Retirement System pension is an important source of retirement income for most state of Wisconsin employees, including Wisconsin public school employees. How much do you know about this benefit? Our free eBook includes 20 frequently asked questions you should know. Download your copy today. . . . (Full story)

Meet our Member Benefits Consultants
Last Modified: 5/8/2017
Meet our Member Benefits Consultants! Continued from Breaking into your second act. . . . (Full story)

In the spotlight: Medicare and Medigap deadlines
Last Modified: 5/15/2017
Continued from Breaking into your second act. Don’t miss the windows for Medicare and Medigap enrollment. It’ll cost you. . . . (Full story)

Don’t miss these curtain calls
Last Modified: 6/27/2017
Continued fromBreaking into your second act. If you’re planning to retire soon, refer to this handy list of deadlines so you don't miss any important dates when preparing to retire. . . . (Full story)

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Money Management Articles

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Your credit score: It matter$
Last Modified: 9/11/2017
Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about our credit score. But a low score can negatively impact your finances and have a big effect on the choices you may be able to make in your day-to-day life. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to improve your score. . . . (Full story)

The hidden victims of identity theft: Your kids
Last Modified: 8/14/2017
You may be vigilant about keeping your own identity and that of your adult partner or spouse safe. But have you thought about how to protect your child’s identity? . . . (Full story)

Are your important documents in order?
Last Modified: 6/22/2017
You’ve probably spent quite a bit of time over the years saving for your retirement and planning out what you’ll do. But have you made a plan for your assets after you’re unable to manage them? . . . (Full story)

Retirees burdened by student loans
Last Modified: 6/12/2017
When you think of student loan debt, do you think of retirees? It may come as a surprise, but the number of people age 60 and older with student loan debt quadrupled—to more than 2.8 million—in the past decade. Unfortunately, many of these older borrowers are retired and struggling to make payments. Learn more about these loans and options for relief. . . . (Full story)

Smart money move #10: Improve your financial health
Last Modified: 8/7/2017
Strengthen your financial knowledge and learn to build and protect your assets by becoming fiscally fit with Member Benefits. We have a variety of articles, calculators, how-to-tips, financial seminars, personal consultations, and more. . . . (Full story)

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