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.
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.
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.