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Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA

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Cash Flow Planning for Retirement: What Indiana Educators Need to Know

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Jun 23, 2016 1:21:03 PM

Retired educators cannot live on Social Security checks alone - at least not in the lifestyle you have become accustomed to, according to our recent webcast seminar.

Planning, says financial advisor Tia Lee, is critical for protecting quality of life in the years beyond the classroom.

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Topics: finance, Lifestyle

Summer Health Tips for Seniors

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on May 26, 2016 1:17:20 PM

Summertime is a favorite season for older adults who spent plenty of time indoors during the cold winter months.

While summer is a great time for outdoor fun with family and friends, the heat and sun can be dangerous if precautions aren't taken.

If you are a senior (or a caregiver), here are some tips for a fun, safe summer.

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Topics: Health, Safety

Do You Have That Volunteer Spirit?

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on May 11, 2016 11:20:36 AM

Volunteering can be one of the most rewarding opportunities in your life.

Volunteers are passionate about their causes. They feel a calling to help other people or their community. They also gain a personal fulfillment from this experience. 

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Topics: Lifestyle, Volunteer

Key Factors in Becoming a Good Voter

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Apr 20, 2016 2:56:50 PM

The Indiana Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) is focused on the election season and we hope that our members are as well. 

A “good voter” is a term used to describe an active and informed member of the voting community. While there are several key factors in exercising our voter muscle, the first is that we always vote!

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Topics: Legislature

Pluses, Minuses of Roth IRA, 403(b)

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Apr 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Should I fund a Roth IRA or a 403(b) plan?

These are both great retirement planning options, but you may have reasons to choose one plan over the other. 

If you have enough disposable income, the answer is easy - fund both. If you are only able to afford one plan at this time, consider your options to help with your decision.

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Topics: finance

About Those Retirement Plan Options

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Apr 1, 2016 12:02:31 PM

What is the difference between a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) retirement plan?

As a partner in our members' retirement planning, we are asked that question from time to time. Here is a brief look at the distinctions:

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Topics: pension

How to Be a Productive Board Member

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Mar 3, 2016 12:05:55 PM

It's an honor to be asked to serve on a non-profit board, especially if you are commited to the cause.

Before agreeing, though, you should ask yourself (and the board) some questions.

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An Insider's View of Lobbying

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Feb 18, 2016 10:04:00 AM

So you think the world of politics is exciting and you can change the world?

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Topics: Legislature

Rollover Changes Good for Gifting

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Jan 28, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Finally some good news to help save on your taxes.

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Topics: finance

Why new habits beat resolutions

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Jan 14, 2016 2:00:00 PM

The cold weather has set in. Holiday decorations are packed and put away. Hopefully, all the holiday goodies that were baked have been consumed.

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Topics: Lifestyle

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