Educate Me

Educate Me
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Educate Me UT System provides many resources to help you learn how to plan for your retirement. In addition, the approved providers are also on hand to help you as you consider your contributions and investments.

Why Should You Participate?

Quite simply, there is no savings opportunity like it. The UT System Voluntary Savings Plans offer a unique combination of investment choices and convienence.

Learn How to Save

How much is enough? Find out with My Retirement Outlook , a comprehensive tool that allows you to predict just what you can expect to receive during your retirement and what it will take to get to where you want to be.
How Much Is Enough?

What Expenses could you cut back on? Saving for Retirement doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your enjoyment of today. Small economies can help you find money to put toward your future. Click here to find out what expenses you could cut back on today and how much that could help you save over 10, 20, and 30 years.
Check Your Budget

Online Presentations

The NEW My Retirement Manager (6.5 min) 
Are you interested in participating in the UTRetirement Programs but need help actually signing up? This presentation will give you a comprehensive walk-through of the UTRetirement Manager Program, from how to log-in for the first time, to how to enroll in one of the UTRetirement Retirement Savings programs and view your balances.

Debt Management and Budgeting (13.5 min)
Day to day expenses can quickly become overwhelming. This presentation will discuss ways you can better manage your debt, as well as the important of saving and steps to help you take control of your finances.

Work Place Savings (24 min)
This presentation will discuss steps on how to prioritize your savings, as well as the benefits of saving with your UTSaver retirement savings accounts. It will also discuss choosing investments options to provide the best return possible for your future.

The Social Security Express (8.5 min)
This presentation provides an overview of Social Security and its projected shortfall in the near future, and what you can expect for yourself.

Wake Up And Smell The Coffee (1.5 min)
This short video illustrates how much an impact saving even as little as $10.00 more a week in a retirement plan can have for your future savings.

Español: Despierta y huele el café (1.5 min)
Este video muestra el impacto que puede tener para sus ahorros futuros el tan solo ahorrar $10.00 más por semana en su plan de jubilación.

How To Lower Your Current Taxes (1.5 min)
This short video compares a pretax paycheck to an after-tax paycheck to help illustrate the importance of participating in an employer-sponsored retirement plan.

Women and Investing (6.5 min)
Women face an array of unique challenges in the workplace, and investing is no different. This presentation will discuss the realities of a "She-conomy" while providing ideas to help women take charge of their financial future and to stay on track.

Is TRS Enough? (13 min) Listen to Podcast
This video provides an excellent overview of benefits available to you as a TRS participant, and then explores how the UTRetirement Programs can help fill the gap between what TRS can provide, and what you will actually need to replace your income when you retire.

Gen Y (19 min)
You're young and healthy, and retirement is furthest from your mind. But right now, this instant, is the best possible time for you to start saving so that when you do think about retirement, you'll have the tools and savings you need to make it a good one.

Why Women Should Save For Retirement (8.5 min)
Women have different savings needs and priorities, and those needs make participation in a UTSaver retirement savings plan that much more important. Find out why in this presentation.

Understanding the Cost of a Loan (5 min)
Taking a loan from your UTSaver account may seem like a good idea, but before you sign that form you should understand the potential impacts of taking a loan a UTSaver 457(b) or 403(b) plans.

Federal Tax Saver's Credit
If you're eligible and contribute as much as $2,000, you could qualify for a Saver's Tax Credit of up to 50% of your contributions--$1,000 subtracted from your income tax payment. Learn More .

Other Resources

View the new Fund Performance Report »

Tax Savings Calculator
Review your personalized pre-tax out-of-pocket expenses and tax savings. Access this calculator by logging in to My UT Benefits .

Need help choosing an investment mix?
Each provider has representatives available to meet with you to help put together your retirement portfolio. In addition, many provider websites offer online planning tools to help you manage and track your portfolio on your own. View a list of representatives for your institution .   

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