Author Archives: Jeff Pabst, CRC

What You Need to Know About Your Member Annual Statement

As you may already know, your Member Annual Statement is now available!

If someone were to tell me we could only have one printed publication for members going forward, I would choose the Member Annual Statement. Your statement is packed with information about your LAGERS benefit and about how your benefit is going to help you achieve financial independence in the future. Let me break down a couple of key sections for you.

What is a Benefit Multiplier?


Bringing Financial Security and Peace of Mind

When we think about financial planning, we usually think about money, right? Of course money plays a big part in your financial planning, but we also need to consider what lifestyle we are going to live and how long are we going to need income. In other words, are you going to live an expensive lifestyle; and how long are you going to live?

Tagged Financial, retirement planning, Savings, secure retirement, Financial security, income replacement

LAGERS is Helping You Achieve Financial Security


National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!

As you may know, LAGERS provides financial security to a wide variety of public servants across Missouri. We cover librarians, health care workers, pothole crews, police officers, zoo keepers, fire fighters, paramedics and many more. But, since tomorrow is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, I would like to focus on just police officers for today.

Don't Forget About the Presents for Your Future Self

During this holiday season, it seems like I'm always thinking about giving to my kids, spouse, parents and other loved ones. Of course, there's nothing wrong with that because that one of the best parts about this time of year. But, when's the last time you thought about giving your self a present?

Announcing: LAGERS Local Government Hero Award

Don't Let Saving Money Scare You!

I have the pleasure of speaking with and educating many of our members across the state. One of the many things I hear from some of our younger members is, “I won’t ever get to quit working" or “It’s so far away, I can’t even think about it.” Some even hint that they will not be able to afford to ever quit working. But, the affordability of your future financial security and the amount of time in the future you have to save are directly related to one another.

Dedicated LAGERS Members - Thank You!

Tagged Members, Retirees

National Pension Education Association Update


I have had the opportunity to attend the National Pension Education Association’s conference for the past 3 years. This past year was in beautiful Tucson Az.  When I return, I always have a feeling of affirmation that your LAGERS system is doing many things right, but I also return with new ideas to make our education efforts better. So, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of these ideas with you.

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