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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)

Renting a car this spring break?
Last Modified: 3/20/2017
If your spring break plans include renting a car, you'll want to make sure you're covered. This time of year we get a lot of questions from our insureds who are wondering about the insurance coverage on a car they’re renting for their upcoming vacation. . . . (Full story)

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Retirement Articles

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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)

Breaking into your second act
Last Modified: 5/11/2017
Before making your retirement debut, you need to rehearse for the part. The act of retiring changes everything from what you do every day and who you see to how you spend and manage your money. . . . (Full story)

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Money Management Articles

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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: 3/22/2017
Financial education is central to what we do—and we want you to give you the opportunity to become well informed so that you can make the best decisions for you and your family regarding financial security. Strengthen your . . . (Full story)

Smart money move #9: Take advantage of employee benefits
Last Modified: 6/29/2017
Looking to improve your financial position this year? You may have untapped benefits that can help you get the job done.  . . . (Full story)

Smart Money Move #8: Pay it forward
Last Modified: 6/20/2017
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. Now is a good time to pay it forward by mentoring a colleague. You don't have to be an expert, just someone who's passionate about helping people learn—educators helping educators. . . . (Full story)

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