The 403(b)/457(b) Retirement Plan is a defined contribution retirement plan. Employees and the University make regularly scheduled contributions to an account set up in each participating employee’s name. Each account’s value depends on the amounts the employer and/or employee contributes, and investment gains or losses on those contributions.
You can invest the money in your Retirement Plan through TIAA or Fidelity.
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3 Things to Consider When Thinking About Your Retirement Account
If you’re considering your contributions to your retirement account(s), taking money from your savings plan, or changing your investment options, think through what may be necessary in the short term while keeping your long-term goals in mind.
To help you feel more confident about your investments, it’s important to understand how your retirement account is invested. Factors to consider include the numbers of years until you retire, your financial situation, and how much risk you are willing to take on.
Decide if you want to manage your own investments or get help. If you don’t want to do it alone, consider a target date fund or managed account.
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Ben Wright, a Fidelity Workplace Financial Consultant, has more than 12 years with the company. A Certified Financial Planner™️ certificant, investment advisor representative, registered securities representative, and licensed insurance representative, Ben holds a bachelor's degree in human resources management from Utah State University and a master's degree in financial planning from Texas Tech University
Susan Screeton joined Fidelity as a retirement planner in 2013. A registered securities representative and licensed insurance representative, Susan holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Arkansas Little Rock.