Planning for Retirement

To enter retirement after an active academic life requires important personal decisions, careful planning, and often major adjustments to one's lifestyle. This web page attempts to provide essential information and suitable links to help with the matter.

What investment choices should I make? How can I maximize my contributions? Are pre-tax or Roth contributions best for me? For help with questions like these, simply set up a free one-on-one consultation with TIAA-CREF or Vanguard. A licensed retirement planning counselor will help you make the decisions that are best for you. For information on how to set up a retirement counseling session, visit the Human Resources website.

Hitchhiker's Guide to Faculty Retirement, 6th Ed., 2013 addresses many of the relevant topics. This useful publication, which is prepared by a joint committee of PASEF and ASEF members, is updated annually. We recommend that you download this document (32 pages) and use it as a "Source Book" in conjunction with selections from the "Handbook for Faculty and Academic Administrators".


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