Secure your future

Secure your future | April 2, 2015 >>

One of the most important decisions you will make as you prepare for retirement is where to live. Considering that New York City has been called a retirement village, you will probably not be surprised that the vast majority of Teachers’ Retirement System members remain in the metropolitan area after they retire.

Secure your future | March 5, 2015 >>

The Tax-Deferred Annuity program is a very popular supplemental retirement program plan through which you can save additional money for your retirement on a tax-deferred basis.

Secure your future | February 5, 2015 >>

One of the many benefits of our Teachers’ Retirement System is that we each have the ability to borrow against our retirement funds.


Secure your future | January 8, 2015 >>

The Internal Revenue Service has announced new contribution limits for retirement plans, including 403(b) plans such as the Teachers’ Retirement System’s Tax-Deferred Annuity program.

Secure your future | January 8, 2015 >>

Members planning on retirement will need to decide whether to receive their maximum monthly retirement allowance or get a reduced allowance with a benefit for dependents or beneficiaries.

Secure your future | November 6, 2014 >>

UFT members who take advantage of our union’s pension services tend to be very knowledgeable about their retirement benefits.

Secure your future | October 2, 2014 >>

The Tax-Deferred Annuity program or TDA is one of the most popular benefits that the UFT has won for its members.

Secure your future | September 4, 2014 >>

A New York Times article attacking the city's public pension systems failed to report the major reason why the city has had to increase its contributions to the pension funds: Wall Street and corporate manipulations of financial markets.

Secure your future | June 26, 2014 >>

Summer is a good time to plan and prepare for your retirement.

Secure your future | June 5, 2014 >>

This year, the date a person retires takes on new importance. In light of the new contract, members have to make a decision whether to retire on or before June 30, 2014 or later.

Secure your future | May 15, 2014 >>

Teachers' Retirement System members should beware of vendors who come into schools or hold seminars to sell financial products for retirement security. Instead, TRS members should avail themselves of the UFT's staff of knowledgeable and impartial pension consultants.

Secure your future | April 17, 2014 >>

No one ever expects to have a disabling accident or illness, and we hope this never happens to any of us. But in case it does, TRS offers some significant financial protections.

Secure your future | March 27, 2014 >>

The Teachers’ Retirement System is in possession of many uncashed checks that have been issued since 2000.

Secure your future | March 27, 2014 >>

There are an awful lot of members putting their loved ones in jeopardy of long delays and legal expenses when their needs are greatest. Are you one of them?

Secure your future | March 6, 2014 >>

Investment results for 2013 were mixed. Returns for U.S stocks were excellent, international returns were not as high and bond returns were dismal. Includes a tribute to Joe Shannon, a former Teachers' Retirement Board member who passed away in January 2014.

Secure your future | February 6, 2014 >>

Tips for financial security inlcude using your TRS annual benefits statement for retirement planning, making sure you have enough insurance and taking advantage of free credit reports to check for errors or identity theft.

Secure your future | January 16, 2014 >>

Many members of the Teachers' Retirement System are unaware of their benefits. This column focuses on explaining the death benefit available tot he vast majority of members.

Secure your future | December 19, 2013 >>

Polls show that the 1935 Social Security Act is one of the most beloved and popular laws ever enacted in our country.But a proposed change to the cost-of-living adjustment could erode Social Security benefits.

Secure your future | November 14, 2013 >>

The country's senior population has for decades had one of the lowest poverty rates. But poverty among seniors is now rising slightly due to the combination of longer life expectancy and the decline of traditional pensions.

Secure your future | October 17, 2013 >>

Next week is National Save for Retirement Week. What better time to review the wonderful supplementary retirement savings plan available to members of the Teachers’ Retirement System? This is the Tax-Deferred Annuity (TDA) program, which since it began in February 1970 has become one of the most valuable and popular benefits that the UFT has achieved for its members.

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