It’s Official: The U.S. Retirement Crisis is Real

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A Look Back at the 2017 Legislative Session

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Single? You Have Options at Retirement!

When presenting at a Pre-Retirement Seminar, many of the attendees ask me questions about what their spouse will receive from LAGERS once they pass away. There are a couple of options that married members may choose at the time of retirement that will pay to their spouse upon their death. Read this blog for more information about spousal options.  On the other hand, I do get some questions from single members wondering if they have any options. Don’t worry; even if you’re single, you have some options with your retirement benefit.

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Use These 5 Simple Hacks to Ease Financial Stress

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Pension Reform Should Not Focus On All-Or-None Solutions

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50 Years of Retirement Security and Counting…

Missouri LAGERS is preparing to celebrate 50 years of providing retirement security to Missouri’s local government workers!

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Growth in 2016 - 12 New Employers Added!

The team at LAGERS is proud to announce that in 2016 we added 12 new employers! This reflects our incredible growth over the past few years, as well as our constant commitment to our organization’s vision, which is embodied in the phrase “A Secure Retirement for All.”

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I Wish I Could Bottle Up the Holidays

 

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Top LAGERS News of 2016

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Being Thankful for Public Service

Being Thankful for Public Service

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead

I’m guessing you don’t often think about your job like this. But this quote really resonated with me. When I think about public service, and our members who dedicate their lives to this endeavor, I realize that even though this group is not normally celebrated and honored I am thankful for them none the less. Public servants truly do change the world for the better, every day.

Here’s why:

  1. They keep our communities running – public sector employees are the glue that holds our communities together. They maintain the books, make sure the roads are smooth and easy, our water is clean and our trash is taken at the curb. From libraries to public works to the county clerk, these jobs might not be glamorous, but without them where would we be?
  1. They protect us – EMTs, fire and police personnel work crazy hours and do the job of protecting the citizens without expecting thanks or gratitude. Most calls they receive are humbling and thankless as well as dangerous. We are safe because of them. Don’t forget that.
  1. They are dedicated – this group of individuals is truly dedicated to their work. They do their jobs out of a genuine love for their city/county/township and a desire to serve the people that are their neighbors and friends. They don’t do it for the recognition, because they do not get enough of that! Wanting to serve is the reason why.
  1. They are experienced – part of the dedication of this group leads them to be incredibly experienced at their chosen occupation. During my time at LAGERS I’ve traveled around Missouri and met with public servants in many parts of the state. I’ve been fortunate and impressed to meet people who have dedicated 35 and even 45 years to their community working for local government in some capacity. That amazing dedication leads to incredibly hard working and experienced workforce.

Mohammad Ali said “Service to others is the payment you make for your space here on earth.” Local government employees have given me lots of reasons to be thankful, and their sacrifices every day for the rest of us are admirable. They are definitely paid in full.

See how LAGERS is Getting it Right every day to work to give them the secure retirement future they so deserve. 

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