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The Foundry Academics blog primarily focuses on unique financial planning topics that affect employees at colleges and universities. 

Areas of interest include: 

  • 403b Retirement Plans
  • 457b Private and Public Retirement Plans
  • ORP (Optional Retirement Plans)
  • Additional Savings Opportunities
  • Annuity Investment Options
  • Early Retirement Incentives
  • In-Service Cash Options

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Monday, June 13, 2022

It is common for employees of academia to work long past traditional retirement age. This article considers whether employees of academia should access funds from their retirement accounts prior to retirement.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Are you taking care of one of your most important financial assets? If you have worked in higher education for most of your career your retirement plan is likely to be one of your largest financial assets. For example, nine of the ten...

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

“I started saving later for retirement because I was in school pursuing my required advanced degrees; can I make up for lost time on retirement savings?” This can be a common feeling but you are not alone. According to a...

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

If you have accepted an early retirement incentive* buyout from your University or College, address these 7 steps before your last day of work. Fortunately, many separation programs run through the end of the semester or school year so...

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Do you feel that everyone else has their financial plan in order while you are always unsure about your own picture? I find this is a common perception: many people experience anxiety over their financial experience and understanding....

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Monday, May 3, 2021

The answer to that question may be yes or no. Either way, my goal with this blog is to help people be intentional with their money and their financial decision-making. Whether you work with a planner or not, there are many factors that...