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RETIREMENT PLANNING

The Web offers many sites you can use in your financial and retirement planning. Here are a few Web sites suggested by TIAA-CREF:

www.ssa.gov

The official Web site of the Social Security Administration provides reliable information on Social Security. Useful features include: Questions About (answers to basic questions), Online Claims & Services (use an electronic signature to fill out applications for benefits), and Benefits Calculators (lets you use your personal data to prepare estimates).

www.medicare.gov

The official government site provides authoritative information on Medicare. Useful features include: FAQs, Medicare Plan Choices (describes retiree health insurance options, including those that combine Medicare with private "Medigap" insurance), and the Medicare Eligibility Tool (answer their questions about your coverage, then it provides links to relevant information)..

www.tiaa-cref.org

Since TIAA-CREF tailored their website information to the needs of people in education and research, it offers unique advantages. The home page has three sections: investment performance and portfolio information, financial products, and information related to different financial goals.

Useful features include: Retirement Goal Evaluator (provides a overview of how your TIAA-CREF accumulations might translate into income), Taxation Center (provides an overview of how retirement plans are taxed and includes a chart comparing the tax provision of various products), and Retirement Planning Today (discusses TIAA-CREF-funded retirement plan income choices).

Individual Consultation with TIAA-CREf
You are always welcomed to contact the Office of Human Resources for information regarding individual retirement planning consultation sessions with our local (Rochester) TIAA-CREF consultants. Please give us a call at ext. 3312!

www.retirementliving.com

This site focuses on housing and lifestyle choices for retirees. It contains information about retirement communities, state property and sales taxes, and relocating in retirement. Useful features include: Retirement Communities and Senior Housing (this page contains logos of featured retirement communities), Taxes by State (this page compares income, sales, and property taxes retirees might encounter in each state, and notes tax exemption granted to seniors), and State Aging Agencies (this page provides links to state agencies that provide services, education and consultation to promote optimal independence and the rights of older citizens).

 

 

 

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You are always welcomed to contact the Office of Human Resources for information regarding individual retirement planning consultation sessions with our local (Rochester) TIAA-CREF consultants. Please give us a call at ext. 3312!