In California, it's the worst of 403(b) times (too many vendor choices), and it's the best of 403(b) times (generally at least one good vendor). Unfortunately, not all districts in the state have at least one good vendor. We challenged the community to find the lemons. Challenge met!
Twenty-something music teacher Keelan paid off $45,000 in student loan debt. He shares financial wisdom in his blog: Millennial Educator.
403bwise launches new vendor search tool that allows users to quickly see if they have Vanguard or Aspire available at work.
Former teacher turned investment advisor representative helps school districts move to a single vendor 403(b) plan.
New Jersey teacher was sold multiple, terrible, misleading variable annuity products. Lucky for her, fiduciary planner Scott Dauenhauer did some digging...
New York speech pathologist gets wise to saving for retirement while helping others.
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Across the country teachers are being spammed by phony financial professionals. A savvy high school teacher almost took the bait.
We talk $40 million AIG/Valic settlement with the SEC.
Crystal, a 36-year old high school choir director and author, plans to retire soon.
Speech pathologist discusses concerns about teaching in the fall in the midst of a global pandemic.
Scott and Dan talk with northern California high school teacher Greg Ford who is a member of the first-ever 403bwise Super Advocacy cohort. Bonus material: Dan gets results of his Covid-19 screening on air.
Former Teach for America and charter school teacher Eugenie´ George talks about her new book which explores how personal history, ancestry and environments influences money habits.
We re-introduce an updated 403(b)ill of Rights. Ten simple ideas that are hardly revolutionary.
We talk with Nancy Hall, vice president of customer experience for EP Navigator Plus, an affordable, user-friendly estate planning service.
Collective Investment Trusts (CITs) are being touted as a way to lower investment costs in the K-12 403(b) plan. We talk CITs with Ben Taylor, senior vice president at the consulting firm Callan.
Veteran math teacher David Gourley is leaving the classroom to run The Budget Teacher, a service that helps teachers take control of their finances.
Bob Phillips of WEA Member Benefits in Wisconsin talks about his unique organization and their excellent 403(b) plan for teachers.
Recording of our May 13, 2020 event with Aspire Financial Services and Vanguard about how to get better K-12 403(b) choices. We are also joined by teacher advocates Nancy Bachety, Adam Holy, and Chris Nye.
Sales agents utilize "Trojan Horse" tactics to hook teachers on high-cost 403(b) products.
Pension maximization. What is it? Does it make sense? We also discuss our recent event with Aspire Financial Services and Vanguard.
We talk with Diana Britton, author of Teachers are Getting Schooled in Retirement, a piece she wrote for wealthmanagement.com. The story is so good we use it in our 403b education events to help get people up to speed on the problems with the K-12 403(b).
Scott shares what it's like to work with clients during a pandemic. Dan shares a few wise and unwise money moves he has made recently.
Furloughs and layoffs are coming. At a minimum school districts must add one low-cost vendor now to help ease some financial pain.
We discuss a way to get out of a bad 403(b) that is available in 2020 as a result of the recently passed CARES Act.
Scott and I talk CARES Act student loan information with fiduciary planner Mychal Eagleson, CFP® and president of An Exceptional Life Financial.