I Bonds: A Safe Short-Term Investment with Some Yield

There's been increased interest in I Bonds lately, due to a combination of low interest rates on savings and CDs and a recent increase in inflation. Physician on Fire has an excellent article on the ins-and-outs of I Bonds, including great step-by-step instructions on how to purchase them. Since he's done such a nice job, … Continue reading I Bonds: A Safe Short-Term Investment with Some Yield

PERAPlus 401k/457/DC: New Recordkeeper, Same Fees (almost)

On December 3, 2021, the recordkeeper for PERA's 401k, 457 and DC plans will change from Voya to Empower. This is a result of a request for proposals and PERA staff and the Board looking at the submissions. Your investing choices will remain the same, you'll simply login to Empower's website which should hopefully provide … Continue reading PERAPlus 401k/457/DC: New Recordkeeper, Same Fees (almost)

Colorado PERA Retirement Options 1, 2 and 3

Most Colorado educators are generally aware of the formula that calculates their PERA pension benefit: Years of Service Credit x 2.5% x Highest Average Salary (HAS) They also are generally aware of which HAS Table they use so they know when they qualify for a "full" retirement (non-green-shaded areas of your HAS Table). If you … Continue reading Colorado PERA Retirement Options 1, 2 and 3

Health Insurance: PERACare vs. the ACA Marketplace

First, a caveat. Health care - and health insurance - are complicated and nuanced topics that are heavily influenced by individual circumstances and options. The following post should be generally applicable for folks who are in a similar situation as we are, but you should always investigate the particulars for your situation carefully. This post … Continue reading Health Insurance: PERACare vs. the ACA Marketplace