Tuesday, August 14, 2018
MERS Investments Webinar Series

Part 1: Basics of Investing

Type: Recording

Audience: All ages with a MERS Defined Contribution, Hybrid, 457 or Health Care Savings Program Plan

Description:
You don't have to be a stock market wiz to put a strategy in place. This webinar will explain concepts in plain English and provide you with practical ways to help you invest with confidence.


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Part 2: Making Your Money Work for You

Type: Recording

Audience: Ages 20 – 60 with a MERS Defined Contribution, Hybrid or 457 Plan

Description:
When it comes to saving and investing for retirement, there are many questions to consider. How much should you save and how should those savings be invested? Should your strategy change as your life circumstances change? What is your risk tolerance level when investing? This session will address those very questions as well as help you better understanding some concepts such as riding out market volatility and determining an asset allocation that meets your needs.

We'll then explore savings strategies to use in the accumulation (or working) phase. Finally, we'll discuss how you can use MERS-provided resources such as the Snapshot retirement readiness report and Full Picture report builder to help make informed financial decisions. If you have at least five more working years ahead of you, you'll find the information offered in this webinar important and useful when developing or modifying your retirement savings strategy.

We strongly encourage you to view the Part 1: Basics of Investing video before attending this webinar.


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Part 3: Managing & Monitoring Your Portfolio

Type: Recording

Audience: Any age with a MERS Defined Contribution, Hybrid, 457 or Health Care Savings Program Plan

Description:
Wondering if your investments are on track to meet your goals? During this webinar, we'll walk through the resources MERS makes available to you, so that you may feel confident in your ability to align your investments with your retirement needs. You'll have the chance to ask questions and get answers to your questions you may have.

We strongly encourage you to view the "Part 1: Basics of Investing" video before attending this webinar.


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Part 4: Using Your Retirement Account

Type: Webinar

Audience: Ages 50+ with a MERS Defined Contribution, Hybrid or 457 Plan

When:
Friday, October 12
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Where: Online

Description:
When it comes to saving and investing for retirement, there are many questions to consider when it's time to retire. This session will offer concepts to address those very questions such as finding an appropriate retirement (decumulation) strategy, and figuring out how to make your money last throughout your retirement years.

Finally, we'll discuss how you can use MERS-provided resources such as the Snapshot retirement readiness report and Full Picture report builder to help make informed financial decisions. This session will offer important and useful education for all attendees regardless of how far off retirement is.

If you plan to attend this webinar, we strongly encourage you to view the Part 1: Basics of Investing video.

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