A Teacher’s story of IVF and having a child #NIAW2016

My experience didn’t go smoothly. I awoke to a panic attack. Apparently I don’t handle anesthesia well.

It hurt. David had to remind me I wasn’t having a miscarriage. The nurse had to remind me to breathe.

Then you go home and wait for five days.

I’m retired from teaching, now what?

This new phase of life can bring a sea of emotions, and many of them can be unexpected. However when it comes to planning what to do with your time – which can span decades – it pays to put some deliberate thought into it.

My spouse died, what do I do?

No matter how long ago a spouse passed or how long you were married, there is a void that is left. No one claim they understand what it feels like, even if they have lost a spouse of their own, as each relationship is dynamic and was its own entity. However, in light of this event, there are some financial things that need to be addressed.

Illinois teacher’s retiree health insurance: TRIP or Obamacare?

For Illinois teachers who retire before age 65, should they choose TRIP or Obamacare for medical insurance? Or something else?

Will you be forced to pay for your parents care?

29 of the 50 states have laws which can force children to pay for their parent’s Long Term Care bills. Are you, and your parents, protected?

Save money going back to school [WEBINAR & INFOGRAPHIC]

Whether you are ready to go back, or you’ll go back kicking-and-screaming, what will be your feelings when you receive your first paycheck? Find out how to put more money in your pocket on this webinar.

Teachers – Navigating the final year before retirement [VIDEO]

We help you understand five key things to do in the year before retirement. They aren’t the only things to take care of, but some important ones are highlighted.

Thinking of retiring? 3 things Illinois teachers need to know

Refunds, leaving versus retiring, and healthcare options. All things retiring teachers needs to plan for.

How does “Obamacare” affect teachers? [VIDEO]

Obamacare will be coming reality very soon, but how does it affect teachers?

Three health insurance options for retiring teachers

One of the big problems I hear soon-to-be retiring teachers talk about is how are they are going to retain health insurance coverage. Here are three options.