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4th Quarter 2014

How to Deal With Market Volatility

The stock market's ups and downs illustrate the importance of matching your investments with your risk tolerance and investing time frame as you save for retirement. [...continued]

Investing Spotlight: How to Deal With Market Volatility

Why not simply plan to sell stock funds as the market starts to drop? It’s very tough to time the market. If you sell when prices fall, you could lock in losses and miss the opportunity to benefit if the market rebounds. [...continued]

Simplify Your Finances

As the new year begins, treat yourself by taking steps to simplify your life. These moves can save you time and improve your financial situation at the same time. [...continued]

Around ICMA-RC

World Police & Fire Games. ICMA-RC is proud to be the Official Provider of Retirement Services for the 2015 World Police & Fire Games. This international sporting event offers public safety officers from around the world an opportunity to showcase their athletic excellence in over 60 sporting events. [...continued]

Saving Forward: Tools to Help Research Funds

In the last issue of the Quarterly News, we asked how you select funds to invest in. Fifty percent of respondents said their choices are based on a review of fund prospectuses, about one-quarter admitted they randomly select funds without research, and about 12 percent rely on a professional or fund advisory service. [...continued]

Strategies to Reduce Holiday Debt

A holiday debt hangover can last long past the time you’ve given your gifts and returned the clothes that don’t fit. Of course, it would better if you didn’t carry over any debt from the holidays but if the damage has been done, here are three steps to take now to reduce that debt — so you don’t end up paying high interest on credit card bills for months into the new year. [...continued]

Ask ICMA-RC: How can I view and compare the share prices of the funds available to me in Account Access?

Start by logging into Account Access with your user ID and password, then click on the Investments tab (the second tab under the logo). On the Investment Summary page, click on the Share Prices tab. Under the Daily Share Prices tab, you’ll see the share prices for the previous market close for all funds in your plan. [...continued]

Insurance for Life Stages

Life insurance is essential to protect your family if you die while they’re depending on your income. But the role of insurance and the amount you need can vary a lot at different life stages. [...continued]

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