TIAA-CREF Lifecycle target date funds
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The basics of lifecycle funds
Lifecycle funds, also known as target date funds, can help make it easier to save for retirement. When planning your retirement, select a lifecycle fund that’s closest to the date and the fund automatically adjusts over time.
A lifecycle fund adjusts over time
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Since I plan to work for 40 more years, I want my money to work as hard as I do.
I need my money to work through market ups and downs.
I want to keep my retirement money working so I’ll have enough income to live on.
92% of the active TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Funds received an overall Morningstar rating of 4 (83%) or 5 (8%) stars, based on risk-adjusted returns as of 12/31/2020.1
100% of the active TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index Funds received an overall Morningstar rating of 4 (8%) or 5 (92%) stars, based on risk-adjusted returns as of 12/31/2020.1
We are the only company to win the Lipper Best Mixed Assets Large Fund Group award for five consecutive years, from Refinitiv, an independent ratings organization.2
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