New Book: TL;DR: Financial Literacy for Employees of Texas Public Schools: Optimizing Financial Decisions Based on Your TRS Benefits

I just wanted to share my latest book, this one written with Ryan Cruz for educators in Texas Public Schools, focusing on financial literacy and making the most of their TRS pension benefits. Please consider sharing with any teachers you know in Texas. This is the latest in the TL;DR Financial Literacy series. If you … Continue reading New Book: TL;DR: Financial Literacy for Employees of Texas Public Schools: Optimizing Financial Decisions Based on Your TRS Benefits

New Book: TL;DR: Financial Literacy for Alaska Public School Teachers: Optimizing Financial Decisions Based on Your TRS Benefits

I just wanted to share my latest book, this one written with Traci Sanders for teachers in Alaska Public Schools, focusing on financial literacy and making the most of their TRS pension benefits. Please consider sharing with any teachers you know in Alaska. This is the latest in the TL;DR Financial Literacy series. If you … Continue reading New Book: TL;DR: Financial Literacy for Alaska Public School Teachers: Optimizing Financial Decisions Based on Your TRS Benefits

Illinois TRS SSP: A Good (but not great) 457 Plan

The Teachers' Retirement System of Illinois (TRS) is rolling out a new 457b plan in January of 2022 called the Supplemental Savings Plan (SSP). This does not change anything with the TRS pension, but is simply an optional additional tax-advantaged savings vehicle. This post will look at the pros - and cons - of this … Continue reading Illinois TRS SSP: A Good (but not great) 457 Plan