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Credit union vs. bank

Because these two types of financial services companies do largely the same things—that is, take deposits and make loans—their differences aren’t immediately apparent. However, two main distinctions are ownership and profit.


It's National Child Passenger Safety Week!

September 17–23, 2017, has been designated Child Passenger Safety Week. The basics of child passenger safety—seat selection, direction (orientation), location, installation, and harnessing—are more important than ever.


Your credit score: It matter$

A low credit score can negatively impact your finances. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to improve it.


Student masterpieces are here!

Come and see the Wisconsin public school student art from our 2017 contest!


A cautionary tale: No free lunches!

Seminar invites and ads targeted at seniors should be scrutinized for “red flag” language that SEC investigators say is meant to lure you in. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.


Nominate a financial mentor before September 1!

Do you know someone who takes the time to give financial encouragement, advice, and guidance to his or her colleagues? Give that person some well-deserved recognition.


The hidden victims of identity theft: Your kids

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?


Are your beneficiaries up to date?

Don’t forget to review your beneficiary designations when you have major life changes.


Smart money move #10: Improve your financial health

Strengthen your financial knowledge and learn to build and protect your assets by becoming fiscally fit with Member Benefits.


What are some of the discounts you offer on the home policy?

Providing home, auto, and additional liability insurance, TSA and IRA retirement investments for Wisconsin public school employees.


What is the renovation discount?

Providing home, auto, and additional liability insurance, TSA and IRA retirement investments for Wisconsin public school employees.


Will you insure my home if it has a trampoline?

Providing home, auto, and additional liability insurance, TSA and IRA retirement investments for Wisconsin public school employees.


Why do I have other structure coverage on my home policy when I do not have any other structures?

Providing home, auto, and additional liability insurance, TSA and IRA retirement investments for Wisconsin public school employees.


Does my home policy cover my personal property if it is away from home?

Providing home, auto, and additional liability insurance, TSA and IRA retirement investments for Wisconsin public school employees.


Are there certain breeds of dog that will prevent us from getting a home policy with you?

Providing home, auto, and additional liability insurance, TSA and IRA retirement investments for Wisconsin public school employees.


Member spotlight: Joanna Rizzotto

Joanna shares her story about her experience with us and why Wisconsin public school employees put their trust in Member Benefits.


Do you offer guaranteed replacement cost?

Providing home, auto, and additional liability insurance, TSA and IRA retirement investments for Wisconsin public school employees.


Nominate a financial mentor before the end of summer

Do you have a colleague who has helped you or others with good advice on financial planning and saving for retirement? Nominate them today for the Financial Mentor Award!


Smart money move #9: Take advantage of employee benefits

Looking to improve your financial position this year? You may have untapped benefits that can help you get the job done.


Free WRS eBook available

How much do you know about WRS? Our free eBook includes 20 frequently asked questions you should know.


Are your important documents in order?

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?


Smart Money Move #8: Pay it forward

Pay it forward by mentoring a colleague on good financial planning. You don't have to be an expert, just someone who's passionate about helping people learn—educators helping educators.


Retirees burdened by student loans

When you think of student loan debt, do you think of retirees? Unfortunately, many of these older borrowers are retired and struggling to make payments.


Don’t get soaked by storm chasers

Have you had contractors knocking at your door after a big hailstorm asking to view the damage to your roof or siding? While you may have found legitimate help this way, be aware there are many individuals trying to commit fraud against you as well as insurance companies.


In the spotlight: Medicare and Medigap deadlines

Don’t miss the windows for Medicare and Medigap enrollment. It’ll cost you.


Meet our Member Benefits Consultants

Meet our Member Benefits Consultants!


Meet our new partner: Educators Credit Union

WEA Member Benefits has found a partner as committed to helping Wisconsin public school employees become financially secure as we are: Educators Credit Union.


Is texting the new DUI?

As more drivers take their cell phones into their vehicles, distracted driving continues to grow as a traffic safety issue.


Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week

This year, April 17-21, 2017 is Wisconsin’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week.


Spring forward on important tasks at daylight saving time

The time change is a good reminder to take care of some tasks that can protect the ones you love and help keep your finances on track.


Take a lesson from Jack and Jill

Take a lesson from Jack and Jill and learn more about the power of compounding interest or the time value of money.


Smart Money Move #5: Build your financial savvy

Providing home, auto, and additional liability insurance, TSA and IRA retirement investments for Wisconsin public school employees.


Smart Money Move #3: A budget is a beautiful thing

Having a budget is a key component of any financial plan and the benefits are long lasting.


January is National Radon Action Month

Learn more about why you should be concerned about radon, what you can do to reduce your risk, and where to get more information.


Help your kids become money savvy

Well before they start school, children develop attitudes that can influence a lifetime of financial behavior. Talking to your children about money can help them build a sense of financial awareness and financial responsibility.


New year, new resolutions for personal finances

With the new year still fresh with our good intentions, it's a great time to set some personal financial goals for the year.


Looking for a last minute gift for that special kid?

Why not open up a 529 college savings account on a child's behalf for a meaningful holiday gift?


Don’t let December spending give you a January hangover

Don't let holiday spending become a pain in your budget that you’ll feel long after the season is over. Take a few tips from us to stay out of spending trouble and enjoy your holidays more.


Smart Money Move #1: Save early, save often

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.


New resource for young educators

Take advantage of our new online resource for young educators.


Member Benefits supports Wisconsin educators because they never want to stop learning

Member Benefits was pleased to award four Wisconsin educators scholarships to attend the National Institute of Financial and Economic Literacy (NIFEL) Summer Institute financial literacy courses.


New educators can learn a lot with the Don’t Be Jack™ game

WEA Member Benefits' Don’t Be Jack™ game is a great way to learn about financial issues that impact Wisconsin public school employees.


Did you change where you bank or move to a new address?

Make sure your electronic contributions to your WEAC IRA and/or personal insurance continue without interruption by notifying us if you have changed where you bank or if your account information has changed. Likewise, if you have moved, please contact us with your new address to ensure timely delivery of important information.


Are you on the move?

If you recently moved or have plans to move this fall, please let us know your new address. Don't worry, it's fast and easy to do.


Deadlines are coming up before you know it

Get the details on deadlines for 403(b) and IRA exchanges/transfers/rollovers, postdated checks, and year-end withdrawal deadlines for 2016.


Winners of the Financial Mentor Award

Our 2016 Mentor Award winners have been recommended by their peers as champions of education who take the time to mentor their colleagues on good financial planning and saving for retirement.


Fall financial checklist

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


Art worth celebrating!

Stop in to WEA Member Benefits and see what wonderful things are coming out of the creative minds of students in Wisconsin!


Last chance to nominate a financial mentor for 2016!

Do you know someone who takes the time to give financial encouragement, advice, and guidance to his or her colleagues? Why not show that person some appreciation?


Are you on the move this summer?

If you recently moved or have plans to move this summer, please let us know your new address.



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