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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: 5/22/2017
If you're looking to improve your financial position this year, you may have untapped benefits that can help you get the job done. Here are some of the most common employee benefits that may help you save money, reduce your taxes... . . . (Full story)

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: Find someone to trust
Last Modified: 5/22/2017
Whether you're just starting out or are close to retirement, there may be a time when you need to talk to someone about your financial situation. The first question you might ask yourself is...Do I need a financial planner? If the answer is yes, you need to do a little research first. . . . (Full story)

Smart Money Move #6: Turn debt into savings
Last Modified: 4/24/2017
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 financial goals faster. To be successful requires discipline, but it's easier than you think. Here are five steps to get your debt in check. . . . (Full story)

Smart Money Move #5: Build your financial savvy
Last Modified: 2/27/2017
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 excellent online tools and resources to help you become a more savvy saver and spender. . . . (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)

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