GOT ETHICS?

“I think ethics is the most exciting topic in the world to talk about,” said no one ever.


 

I know people who actually cringe when they discover a seminar or conference they will be attending has a session on ethics. Some professions require training in ethics—for example, those of us with a CPA license must obtain a whopping two hours of ethics training per year. (Thank you Enron, Arthur Anderson, etc…)

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When Can I Retire?

When will YOU be able to retire? This is often the first question many of our LAGERS members have for us. Determining when the best time to retire may be for you is a big decision. There are different answers for different types of LAGERS members:

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Back By Popular Demand - What to Expect During Your First Year in Retirement

"Your first year in retirement is a little like starting a new job, only without all the work.  But still, it involves establishing a routine, figuring out when your money will come in, building new relationships, and feeling excited about the future.  Starting a new job means dealing with a lot of unknowns, and beginning a new chapter in life as big as retirement is no different.  Here is what you can expect from LAGERS during your first year."

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A New Year Retirement? Read This Before Applying for LAGERS Benefits

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The Webster Groves Experience

LAGERS loves storytelling.

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June Article Roundup

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Back By Popular Demand: What's the Best Payment Option?

LAGERS offers several retirement payment options for you at retirement. And, believe it or not, there is not one option that is better than the other. In fact, the payment options themselves are designed to ultimately pay the same total amount to you or your beneficiary once both of you have passed away. That fact does not really help you make the decision as to which payment options you will choose. Because, while there is no better option than the other, there is an option that may better fit your needs in retirement. Here are some things you should be thinking about when determining which payment option you will choose.

Tagged Members, Retirement, Retirement Options, retirement planning, Retirement Security, secure retirement

Use These 5 Simple Hacks to Ease Financial Stress

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Decoding your Member Annual Statement

Very soon, you will be receiving your Member Annual Statement. While this piece of paper may not seem like much, it is a beneficial tool in your retirement planning arsenal. As you may know, your LAGERS retirement benefit will provide you with a secure stream of income when you retire. Coupled with your own personal savings, Social Security, and other sources of income, your LAGERS benefit will help you achieve financial independence when you decide to retire in the future. So, one of the first things that your annual statement may help you do is plan your retirement saving efforts by you knowing how much to expect from your LAGERS benefit.

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The Significance of Your LAGERS COLA Benefit is Larger Than You Think . . .

This year LAGERS retirees will receive a COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) of around 1%. This increase will be reflected on October 1st and it means much more than just a slight increase to your monthly benefit. It shows the strength and overall financial security of your LAGERS pension system.

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