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You can start to put away money now for your future to be potentially prepared later. You may be pleasantly surprised at how easy this can be.
Annuities – the benefit of lifetime income
Discover the advantages of saving in our fixed and variable annuities. During your working years, fixed annuities provide guaranteed growth every day – no matter the market,1 and variable annuities can provide the potential for growth to help fight inflation and rising costs.2
In retirement, you can convert all or a part of your savings to lifetime income you can’t outlive.3 Explore the fixed and variable options in your employer retirement plans.
1 Any guarantees under annuities issued by TIAA are subject to TIAA's claims-paying ability.
2 Payments will fluctuate based on the performance of the underlying accounts.
3 Exchanging your savings for income payments (referred to as “annuitization”) is a permanent decision and once lifetime income payments has been selected you are unable to change to another option.
Get the match
Are you leaving money on the table? Think about taking advantage of any employer match that's offered.
What is Roth?
Unlike pre-tax contributions, Roth contributions are taken from your paycheck after taxes are paid and you will owe no taxes on your initial investment or earnings on qualified distributions. You have the opportunity to make Roth contributions, pre-tax contributions, or a combination of the two. Annual IRS contribution limits remain the same regardless of whether you choose pre-tax, Roth, or both.
Need help managing your retirement account?
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You can get professional investment management for your retirement account. Retirement Plan Portfolio Manager, an optional fee‐based managed account service, provides ongoing professional money management to help you pursue your retirement income goals.
Diversification – balance your portfolio to help manage risk
While diversification is a technique to help reduce risk, there is no guarantee that it will protect against a loss of income.
Like a balanced diet, it may be a good idea to strive to have a balanced portfolio. We can help you figure out what to do when – and how to make smart financial decisions along the way.
Retirement income planning
Whatever your retirement dream, it’s important to know what income you will need. Smart investing starts with a solid grasp of the basics. The more you know, the better prepared you are to make good investment decisions.
Financial education & insights
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