TIAA Perspectives

Since 1918, we’ve been on a mission to help our customers reach their financial goals. Along the way, we’ve learned a thing or two. We believe our time-tested investment approach, innovative thinking and commitment to research can help deliver long-term results for you.
Difference Makers

What makes nonprofit employees tick?

The majority of nonprofit workers choose their jobs because they’re committed to making a difference in the world. See what else drives them.
Preparing for retirement

Thinking about retirement?

We interviewed 1,000 working Americans (ages 55-68) who expect to retire within the next five years. What they want? Freedom from financial concern, flexibility, and time with family and friends.
IRA Basics

Many people think IRAs are too complex

45% think IRAs are too complicated—or don't know enough about them—to consider using them to save.1
Learn the basics of IRAs.
Family matters

Talking to your family about money

Talking with your family about money —yours and theirs—can be easier than you think. Regardless of your role— child or parent—this conversation helps make sure everyone is on the same financial page.
Advice matters

Advice for everyone

Almost half of Americans surveyed think they need at least $50,000 to meet with a financial advisor. See how personal support may benefit you.2

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Preparing for Retirement

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This material is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation or investment advice in connection with a distribution, transfer or rollover, a purchase or sale of securities or other investment property, or the management of securities or other investments, including the development of an investment strategy or retention of an investment manager or advisor. This material does not take into account any specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. Investment decisions should be made in consultation with an investor’s personal advisor based on the investor’s own objectives and circumstances.
1 The survey was conducted by KRC Research by phone among a national random sample of 1,007 adults, age 18 years and older, from January 26 to January 29, 2017, using a combination of landline and cell phone interviews. The margin of error for the entire sample is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
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3 Guarantees are based on the claims paying ability of the issuing company.