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Retirement Education

Upcoming Retirement Events

TIAA Retirement Planning Workshops - May 23, 2016, Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Advanced registration is preferred but not required; use the links in each Workshop description to register.

  • The Starting Line: How and Why Retirement Savings Should Begin Now: 10 - 11 a.m. Get ahead of your retirement saving with some tools and information you can use right now. Learn the real effect of time on money thanks to compounding and dollar-cost averaging, discover the difference between good and bad debt, and see how budgeting can find money and help you save it. Register for the Workshop.
  • Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for Your Ideal Retirement: 12 - 1 p.m. Join us for an interactive exploration of retirement saving and learn how to help create an effective plan to help maximize your retirement potential. Learn the essential features of retirement investments and gain the confidence you need to create or modify your own retirement plan. Register for the Workshop.

On-Campus One-on-One Counseling Sessions

TIAA and Vanguard sponsor on-campus one-on-one counseling sessions to help you review or develop a financial plan, discuss investing for long-term goals like retirement, create an investment mix that fits your financial goals, and more. View the counseling session schedule [pdf] to see when representatives from TIAA-CREF and Vanguard will be on campus; click on the links below to schedule an appointment.

Online Retirement Investment Education 


  • Vanguard Planning and Education
    Vanguard's investor education and online planning tools provide a wide range of financial guidance in the areas of retirement planning, general investing, college planning, estate planning and tax information.
  • Vanguard Retirement Prep™: Smart Saving for Life
    Retirement Prep is Vanguard's audio guide that showcases the important things you need to know about preparing for retirement—throughout your life.


  • TIAA Education and Calculators
    The tools, calculators, and publications that TIAA offers can help you determine if you're on track toward meeting your financial goals.