Financial Investments / Personal Insurance

 SEC resources to assist teachers

The Securities and Exchange Commission has a "Just for Teachers" section on its website to assist public school teachers in grades K-12 evaluate and select appropriate investments for employer sponsored 403(b) retirement savings plans and other savings vehicles.

The Just for Teachers Web site explains 403(b) retirement savings plans, which are tax deferred retirement savings programs available to employees of public schools, employees of certain non profit entities, and some members of the clergy.  The Just for Teachers site also provides general information about saving and investing wisely, including the basics of asset allocation, diversification, and rebalancing. The site also includes tips and resources for teaching personal finance in the classroom.

The Just for Teachers website is at http://www.sec.gov/investor/teachers.shtml

WEA Tax-Deferred Annuities/VALIC                                             

Boost the earning potential of your retirement savings with a WEA-endorsed 403(b) Tax-Deferred Annuity from VALIC. With over 60 investment options and three guaranteed fixed options, you can put Vanguard, AIM, Oppenheimer, T. Rowe Price, American Century and other well-known investment managers to work for you.

VALIC Financial Advisors are located throughout Washington and are able to meet with you personally. Our state-of-the-art financial planning tools help assure you will achieve your goal of financial independence. VALIC Financial Advisors will provide you guidance to establish your retirement savings goals, determine your investment preferences, indentify your risk tolerance and design an asset allocation strategy to fit your long-term financial goals. Find out why VALIC has been WEA endorsed for over 40 years. To locate an VALIC Financial Advisor near you, call 800-523-5332 (WA), 800-448-2542 (nationally), visit the WEA website at www.valic.com/wea or
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WEA Auto / Homeowners Program

WEA and Horace Mann companies team up to provide you with a  discount of up to 5 percent on the company's auto program which is designed especially for educators. You'll find features such as a new replacement vehicle if your new car is declared a total loss during the first year you own it.  In addition, the NEA Homeowners Program provides educator benefits including coverage for personal computers and computer equipment used at school, as well as coverage for loss of fund-raising cash or goods. All Horace Mann home, condo and renter policies provide educators with free identity theft resolution services.  For more information, please call the Horace Mann agency office at 206-452-5512 or contact Horace Mann agent This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . East of the Cascades, call the Spokane office at 509-755-0611. Horace Mann auto and homeowner insurance is underwritten by Horace Mann Insurance Co.