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ICMA-RC helps public sector employees invest so they can realize retirement.

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See why saving early matters.

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See how to lower the total cost of debt by paying it off sooner, getting a lower rate, or...
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See how to be prepared for a significant expense.

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As you near or enter retirement, see how you can invest your RHS account.

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Use this interactive online tool to explore whether you might want to consider making Roth...
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Watch for strategies you can use to turn your savings into income.

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Watch how public sector workers retired with confidence.

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Watch how to build your estate plan around a few key documents.

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Watch to learn if making Roth contributions is right for you.

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Watch how to keep your cool when your investments are pressured.

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Watch how Katie made her decision to save for her future.

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Watch how one couple realized their retirement.

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Watch how to save and invest in six steps.

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Whatever your life stage, get the most out of your 457 plan with ICMA-RC.

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ICMA-RC helps public sector employees save so they can realize retirement.

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Health care costs during retirement can be a major expense. And if you retire before Medicare...
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Some local and state government employees — such as our police officers, firefighters,...
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If you’re a retired government employee or military member with a pension, you may see...
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As a public safety worker, you likely face some unique challenges. So when planning your finances,...
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Some research suggests 15% of your salary is an ideal saving rate. That rate includes any...
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The challenges of paying off student loan debt are receiving increasing attention. If you...
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The Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO)...
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Get tips and resources to help protect you against investment and financial fraud.

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Learn about designating and updating your retirement acount beneficiaries.

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Learn how to maintain a good credit score and why it matters.

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Decide how much to save in your retirement plan.

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Learn about your options for paying down student loans.

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View some key age-related financial planning topics at a glance.

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The pitfalls of taking a loan from your retirement plan.

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Review the pitfalls of taking money early out of your retirement plan.

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Review steps you can take to address aging-related challenges.

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Learn about the key estate planning documents.

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Review steps you should consider before you retire.

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Get tips to help manage housing debt as you transition into and through retirement.

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How you can structure a long-term care insurance policy that fits your budget.

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Learn about the steps you can take to manage debt.

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Help loved ones who may inherit your retirement assets understand the tax rules.

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Learn how to apply tips and tools to help you invest.

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See how taking charitable distributions from your IRA may help you lower your tax bill.

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The stock market has overcome many downturns and ultimately rewarded patience.

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Compare low-risk investment options.

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Learn how to navigate some key bond fund risks.

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Over time, it's the time you're invested in the markets that matters.

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The challenge of predicting generally unpredictable financial markets.

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Compare historical volatility among different investment portfolios.

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A Roth IRA and a 457 plan complement each other - save to both.

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Get tips to help you navigate initial and ongoing Medicare decisions.

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Manage your financial and personal records in one document.

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Compare historical U.S. stock market returns.

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Compare pros and cons of purchasing pension service credits.

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Learn about a widely recommended way to manage investment risk over time.

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Learn about options to help you turn your savings into reliable income.

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Learn about investment strategies to help you manage your assets in retirement.

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Review potential pluses and minuses of borrowing from your retirement plan.

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Learn about some key RMD rules and planning tips.

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Learn if you're eligible to get an extra tax benefit for saving.

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Get tips and tools to help you save for college and navigate financial aid.

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Learn how to apply tips and tools to help you save.

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Use these worksheets to help you identify and reach your retirement savings goal.

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Learn about some key Social Security rules and planning tips.

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Know where your money goes rather than wondering where it went.

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Learn how you can take ongoing, penalty tax-free distributions before age 59½ .

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Learn about tax planning steps you can take to manage a major expenses.

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Learn about the potential pluses and minuses of a reverse mortgage.

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Five questions we hear the most about taking retirement account distributions.

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Learn how saving early benefits you later.

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