Secure your future

October 2, 2014

A pillar of our retirement security

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

September 4, 2014

Misleading press report on pension system

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.

June 26, 2014

Use summer to plan and prepare

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

June 5, 2014

If you retire this year, the date matters

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.

May 15, 2014

Beware retirement-planning hucksters

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.

April 17, 2014

In case of accident or illness

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.

March 27, 2014

Do you have any unclaimed funds?

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

Be sure to update your designated beneficiary

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?

March 6, 2014

How investments fared in 2013

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.

February 6, 2014

Tools for financial security

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.

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