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8 Ways to Reward Yourself With Your Own Money

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Nov 15, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Let's face it. You deserve every nickel earned in your career.

Besides the time spent in the classroom, you also have worked countless hours writing lesson plans, grading papers and working with parents - even on your nights and weekends.

So, why not reward yourself by saving your well-deserved pension or salary whenever and wherever possible?

Here are eight ways to help your cash flow, especially in retirement or as you prepare for it.

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Indiana EdCast Ep. #42 — Coffman Brothers Retirement Savings and Income Planning

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Nov 14, 2018 12:30:00 PM

We are joined again today by Mike and Joe Coffman from Coffman Wealth and Sage Point Financial Inc.  As we continue our series on financial planning we will be discussing Retirement Savings and Income Planning.

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

How to Protect Your Home While You're Away

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Nov 6, 2018 7:04:00 AM

Many of you will be heading out for the holidays or going south or west as a snowbird during the cold weather months.

You should take a little precaution to protect your home during your absence. Here are a few tips to help deter burglars and make your home look occupied:

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Topics: Safety

Indiana EdCast Ep. #41 — Coach Sparkle on Classroom Looping

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Oct 30, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Welcome to Indiana EdCast, with Tom Mellish, Executive Director for IRTA, the Association that advocates for all Indiana retired educators.  We are joined once again by Coach Sparkle, aka Ashley Kendricks, an instructional coach for Pleasant Hill Elementary in the North Montgomery Schools.

Today our focus is classroom looping in the upper elementary.

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

Indiana EdCast Ep. #40 — Linda Begley & Reverse Mortgages

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Oct 16, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Linda Begley, a retired Indiana teacher and counselor and a retired Florida counselor, is here to answer some of our questions about a reverse mortgage. We hope you'll listen to this episode! Ms. Begley presents valuable information here for our listeners, and for your family and friends.

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

Indiana EdCast Ep. #39 — Investment Planning

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Oct 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

We are joined again today by Mike and Joe Coffman from Coffman Wealth and
Sage Point Financial Inc. As we continue our series on financial planning we will be
discussing Investment Planning.

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

Indiana EdCast Ep. #38 — Coach Sparkle on Evaluations

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Oct 2, 2018 10:51:11 AM

Welcome to Indiana Edcast, I am Tom Mellish, ED for IRTA, The Association that advocates for all Indiana retired educators. Please email me at tmellish@retiredteachers.org with your questions. We will find out the answer for you.

We are joined once again by Coach Sparkle, aka Ashley Kendricks, an instructional coach for Pleasant Hill Elementary in the North Montgomery Schools. We welcome Coach Sparkle and look forward to her thoughts on various educational instructional and classroom ideas.

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

Indiana EdCast Ep. #37 — INPRS Discussion Financial Planning Series

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Sep 25, 2018 11:35:00 AM

We are joined again today by Mike and Joe Coffman from Coffman Wealth and Sage Point Financial Inc. As we continue our series on financial planning we will be discussing the Indiana Public Retirement System and pensions.

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

Indiana EdCast Ep. #36 — Stacey Bunes and Clear Captions

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Sep 17, 2018 2:26:31 PM

In this episode of Indiana EdCast, we are joined today by Stacey Bunes from ClearCaptions. Welcome Stacey, and we are looking forward to hearing about this free offer that our members can receive if they have hearing loss.

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

Indiana EdCast Ep. #35 — Coffman Brothers Financial Principles

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Sep 11, 2018 1:13:28 PM

In this episode of Indiana EdCast, we are joined by Mike and Joe Coffman from Coffman Wealth Management and Sage Point Financial Inc. 

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

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