How has your experience been with TIAA?
“My experience with TIAA has been great. Each time I work with a financial consultant I get tailored information. I like that there is so much information on the website and it has made me a more knowledgeable investor.
"I contribute as much as I can to my 403(b) and a Roth IRA. They are what give me peace of mind when I am thinking about retirement. As for the brokerage account, it is very easy to access the money when necessary.”
How has having children affected your work, life and financial planning?
“Trying to find the balance between work, life and financial planning is what makes life interesting. We provide and care for our children the best we can. We provide what we can without overindulging, so they can learn the value of hard work and what you can get out of life when you put forth the effort.”
What will retirement look like for you?
“Retirement will give me the freedom to do what I want with my time. It will just be more flexible. So I’ll still be cooking. I’ll still be baking. But I’ll be able to maybe do that on a Wednesday, rather than having to wait until Saturday.”