News and Updates

3rd Quarter 2016

Overcoming Roadblocks to Saving

It can be hard to save for the future when you’re focusing on today, but recognizing the enormous advantage of starting young can help you overcome any hesitation. Learn how to make the most of the strategies, resources, and special programs that can help. [...continued]

Credit Mistakes to Avoid

Credit mistakes can lead to high interest rates, costly fees, and other financial troubles. Protect yourself by avoiding some all-too-common mistakes. [...continued]

Around ICMA-RC

Find out more about National Retirement Security Week, National Pack-a-Sack Lunch Day, how to receive information about your account through TextAccess, and the importance of updating your beneficiary designations. [...continued]

Saving Forward: Preparing to Buy a Home

Buying a home may be one of your biggest financial goals over the next few years. Getting the best possible deal on a mortgage is a critical step toward getting the home you want. Learn about steps that can help you qualify for a better mortgage rate and prepare to buy a home. [...continued]

Smart Tax Moves for Newlyweds

If you tied the knot this year, taking a few financial steps now can help you avoid trouble at tax time. Find out more about the joint income cutoffs for Roth IRA contributions, whether you need to adjust your tax withholding from your paycheck, how to change your name with the Social Security Administration, and the importance of updating your beneficiary designations. [...continued]

Plan Now for Holiday Gift Giving

You may be doing fine financially during the year, then by holiday time, you may feel the pinch after spending too much money on holiday gifts and travel. Find out how to avoid ending up with high-interest credit-card debt that could hurt your finances long after the holidays. [...continued]

Investing Spotlight: Help Picking the Right Funds

In the last issue of Quarterly News, we asked what, if any, financial challenges keep you up at night. More than a fourth of the people who answered were worried about investing in the "right" funds. The right funds can vary a lot depending on your goals, time frame, risk tolerance, and other factors. Find out more about ICMA-RC’s resources to help you create a portfolio for your situation. [...continued]

Ask ICMA-RC: How to Download Transactions

You can download all transactions that occur on your ICMA-RC accounts to your financial software, including contributions, fund transfers, withdrawals, fees, fee credits, dividends, loan payments, distributions, and other transactions. Learn about the steps you need to take to download the transactions. [...continued]

Fund Update: VT Cash Management

Find out more about an underlying fund change for plans that make available the VT or VT II Cash Management Fund. [...continued]

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