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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: Protect your investments...big and small
Last Modified: 1/30/2017
It takes time and money to accumulate the things you have. You've worked hard for them—be sure you have adequate insurance coverage. . . . (Full story)

Smart Money Move #3: A budget is a beautiful thing
Last Modified: 1/16/2017
Having a budget is a key component of any financial plan. It requires an investment of time up front and requires you to face the good and the bad of your financial situation. But the pay off and benefits are long lasting. . . . (Full story)

Smart Money Move #2: Pay less, get more
Last Modified: 12/19/2016
The impact of fees over time on your IRA or 403(b) account can significantly reduce your nest egg, and not all providers charge the same fees. Learn more about some of the fees to watch for so you can keep more of your money working for you. . . . (Full story)

Smart Money Move #1: Save early, save often
Last Modified: 12/12/2016
Start saving something...now! Saving even a small amount each month is better than nothing. And, starting early gives you a longer timeline to reap the benefits of compounding. . . . (Full story)

Personal finance lessons: 4 insights for new educators
Last Modified: 11/7/2016
Every teacher knows the many important lessons they learned during their early years of teaching, and new teacher Molly Walsh Anderson likes to pass on her own personal finance lessons to help others. Here are four insights she learned during her first year that have helped her navigate new financial realities and responsibilities. . . . (Full story)

Fall financial checklist
Last Modified: 10/10/2016
Before you know it, the holidays will be here with all of those to-do list items taking your time and attention. So October can be a great time to review your finances before things get busy so you can start the new year in good shape. Here are a few things to check off your financial task list. . . . (Full story)

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