Webinar Recap: Estate Planning 101

It's never easy to talk about the inevitable death of a loved one or even your own demise, but it is necessary if we want our wishes to be honored upon our death.

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3 WAYS TO INCLUDE LAGERS IN YOUR FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR 2021

Whether you are counting the days to retirement or you are decades away, planning ahead is essential to your financial independence. Your LAGERS benefit is a building block for your fiscal success. Having a good understanding of the benefits available to you now and in the future will enhance your security and peace of mind. If you are considering making financial planning one of your resolutions for the new year, here are three ways anyone can include LAGERS as part of the discussion.

Tagged benefit estimate, Retirement Options, retirement planning, Financial security

Back By Popular Demand: I Sent My Retirement Application, Now What?

A member recently emailed the following: "I downloaded the Application for Retirement. I will fill it out and send it in, but is there anything else I need to do at this time?"

Luckily, the process for retirement at LAGERS is simple. The member is right in that the first step is to submit the Application for Retirement 30 -90 days prior to when you want to receive your first benefit payment. You can apply online through your myLAGERS account or submit a paper application via mail, email or fax.

Tagged myLAGERS, Payout Options, Retirement Options, retirement planning, Retirement Application, apply for retirement, Retirement, Retire

Some Good Financial Reading Here...

LAGERS provides you with a piece of financial security through secure income when you leave the workforce. However, LAGERS is not designed to be your only source of income when you are no longer working. Instead, it is designed to be one secure source. Some keys to achieving financial independence is your ability to accumulate savings and minimize debt. So, here are a few articles I found that do a good job of explaining the need for savings,

Tagged retirement planning, Savings, Value of pensions

Back by Popular Demand: When is the Best Day to Retire?

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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

Let's Meet Up! Next Week on Facebook Live!

Next week Wednesday, October 17th at noon, I am hosting our second Facebook Live. If you missed our last Facebook Live – Click Here.

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Back By Popular Demand:  The Extra LAGERS Benefit You May Not Know You Have

When you think about your LAGERS benefit, probably the first words that come to mind are ‘retirement benefit.’ After all, Retirement System is in our name. But don’t forget that there is more to your benefit than the name may suggest; LAGERS also provides our members with disability and survivor’s benefits.

Don’t think your employer elected these benefits? Think again. Every LAGERS member is automatically covered by both disability and survivor’s benefits. Here’s what you need to know about this important benefit:

Tagged disability, Disability Benefits, retirement planning

From Our Members: I Sent My Retirement Application, Now What?

A member recently emailed the following: "I downloaded the Application for Retirement. I will fill it out and send it in, but is there anything else I need to do at this time?"

Luckily, the process for retirement at LAGERS is simple. The member is right in that the first step is to download, complete, and return the Application for Retirement 30 -90 days prior to when you want to receive your first benefit payment. However, you should be aware you can apply online through your myLAGERS account. You do not have to use a paper form or standard mail.

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VIDEO: HOW MUCH WILL I GET FROM LAGERS?

 

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