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Oregon Teachers Retiring Need To Know This…

Your Life’s Savings

As a teacher/educator, the school district has saved 6% of your salary into the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System for you, and has matched it or more depending on the school district. When getting ready to retire, you must decide whether to keep the hundreds of thousands of dollars for yourself to manage or to give it to the state of Oregon to distribute. You also will need to decide how to use your IAP in retirement.

Many of you are invested in variable annuities, which may be much more expensive to own. They have an additional mortality and expense risk fee, which creates a drag on the growth of your money. It can be 1% or higher. We will help educate you on how to cut this expense.

Many teachers have all their money in pretax retirement plans.  This means that all the money coming out of your retirement accounts is taxable in retirement. We help individuals find ways to create tax-free pools of money to access.

The Complexities Of Social Security

There are up to 10,000 or more different ways the average couple can claim their social security. Which is best? We will help you determine what is best for your situation.

Setting Up College For Your Children

Many retired educators believe in education. We will show you some simple strategies to help your children and even grandchildren out, which only requires a small amount of money, but will be impactful for them regarding college.

Are You Setup For An Economic Emergency?

In the last 20 years, we have had three significant Black Swans in our economy that have caused people to lose substantial amounts in retirement. In 2000, 2001 and 2002, which was the tech crash and 911, which gave us three negative years back-to-back. Then we had the housing crisis in 2008, and now we have the COVID Pandemic.

Many have had to sell assets at a loss to give them the retirement income they desperately need causing them to create severe damage to the nest egg they need to live the rest of their life. Does your retirement income distribution strategy put you in a position where you don’t have to sell assets at a loss to produce your income?

Many teachers have unknown risks in their retirement that they don’t have a plan for. Is your teacher retirement prepared with the 12 pillars of a secure retirement? Here is a book to answer that question.

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