Hello all! It was a pleasure to meet everyone for lunch/brunch on Saturday. I'm really glad you're all fighting the good fight, but at the same time saddened at the lack of participation from more teachers.
Another thing I noticed (please, no offense to anyone) not enough young people plan/save/properly invest for retirement. I hope to see some more young(er) people getting involved and taking control of thier financial future. I hate it when somone who is 1-2 years from retirement comes to me and asks what they need to do to start planning for retirement. (People generally come to me with 457 questions at work)
I'm pretty much to the point where I pull new employees aside one at a time and show them what percentage they need to be putting away in order to have a decent "nest egg." For 90% of them, it's a huge pay raise and they wouldn't miss it anyways.
Okay, back from my tangent.... Again, it was a pleasure to meet everyone on Saturday and to be able to put faces to names. Crystal and I are looking forward to the next meeting once the dust has settled. :)