TIAA Educational Webinars December 7 & 9

TIAA, one of Illinois Tech’s 403(b) Retirement Plan vendors, has announced several Financial Essentials webinars running from December 7–9, 2021. Sessions are listed below, are open to all retirement plan participants regardless of the vendor with which they invest, and are available for on-demand viewing for 30 days following the live broadcasts. For additional information and to register, visit

  • Planning for college? Save with a 529 planDecember 7 at 11 a.m. You can learn how 529 college savings plans work and how to invest in one for a child, grandchild, yourself or another loved one.
  • Gaining Insight: Navigating debt consolidation and understanding the mortgage processDecember 7 at 2 p.m. You can learn how to manage and consolidate debt, and get a primer that can help make the mortgage process easier to navigate.
  • Estate planning basicsDecember 8 at 11 a.m. Making sure that our assets will pass to loved ones and causes that are near and dear is important to most of us. Discover the components of a basic estate plan and strategies to ensure that your wishes are met.
  • She’s Got It: A woman’s guide to saving and investingDecember 8 at 2 p.m. You can discover saving and investing strategies developed especially for women and how you can put them into action. 
  • Halfway There: A retirement checkpointDecember 9 at 11 a.m. You can give yourself a mid-career financial checkup to evaluate your current savings, formulate a plan to help pursue your savings goals and manage competing financial priorities.
  • Well-rounded retirement overviewDecember 9 at 1 p.m. Planning for retirement goes beyond putting together a financial strategy. A full-picture plan starts with considering many non-financial aspects of retirement.
  • The power of savingsDecember 9 at 2 p.m. Whether you’re the kind of person that lives and spends in the now or plans for what’s ahead, there are always ways to save smarter. You’ll learn a number of strategies for better managing your money so you have the knowledge and confidence to pay your bills, save for a rainy day and achieve any larger financial goals you’ve set for yourself.

For information on Illinois Tech’s retirement plans, please visit the HR Portal Retirement Plan page. As always, questions regarding the retirement plan can be directed to Viktoria Rill in Human Resources at or x73353.