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VO: For me educational pursuit is really at the core of who I am.
My great aunt graduated from college in 1897 and when I think about a woman of color being in college and graduating just 34 years after the Civil War.
It really serves as an inspiration for me and since then my mother, my grandmother, several aunts, several cousins, my niece, we've all attended the same alma mater.
I think when I look at my journey what I've learned is I want to make sure I continue to have lifelong learning.
TIAA-CREF has been a great partner in terms of learning about saving for retirement and to that extent TIAA-CREF has seminars for women, has seminars for all manner of age ranges that really kind of help meet you where you are.
When I look at my financial goals for whatever period of time on I'm in, whether it was early in my life, how I got my student loans paid off, or as I've progressed in terms of buying a house, car, getting ready for retirement, international travel - any of my financial goals I always have the opportunity to meet with someone to kind of talk about how we can make this work.
I have worked with different financial partners but eventually I decided to roll everything over into my TIAA-CREF account because I was very confident in terms of the way we were structuring my portfolio so that it would have enough diversity and it was quite frankly simpler.
When I think about my relationship with TIAA-CREF I think of one that feels like someone's looking out for me and with me for my financial goals.
I have found TIAA-CREF to be an absolutely wonderful part in helping me shape what my retirement is going to look like.