These brief videos – the longest is only 6-1/2 minutes – will help you gain a better understanding of how 403(b) and 457 plans work, how they can help you supplement your CalSTRS or CalPERS pension and how to choose investment products within your plan.
Investing some time now to learn about 403(b) and 457 plans can pay off later!
Learn about the reasons to save in your 403(b) plan.
Learn about the four things to keep in mind as you save in your 403(b).
Learn more about Plan for Retirement.
Learn why a 403(b) or 457 plan can be important to your financial future.
Review the similarities of and differences between 403(b) and 457 plans.
Learn about the basic investment products available in these plans.
Fees can take a big bite out of your investments. This video will help you know what to look for.
View this introduction to how fixed annuities work.
Variable annuities can be complicated and often expensive. Watch this video to learn more about how they work and what they cost.
Learn the basics of target-date funds.
You may want to enlist a professional to help you manage your 403(b) or 457 plan investments. Here are tips to find a good one.
Figuring out whether you are eligible for Social Security benefits as a California educator can be tricky. This video will help explain the rules.
Learn how enrolling in the CTA 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan can help you begin to plan for a successful retirement.