Financial Awareness

Learn what it takes to secure the retirement lifestyle you want through CalSTRS’ series of interactive workshops. CalSTRS’ three-part Financial Awareness workshop series takes an in-depth look at specific areas of financial planning, including saving money leading up to retirement, planning income and expenses in retirement, and protecting the retirement plans you’ve set in motion. To find out more about these workshops and register for one close to you use the link below.

Find Out More and Register For a Workshop

For additional unbiased and trustworthy resources to help you make better informed financial decisions, we have provided some links below.


United State Department of Labor
10 Ways to Prepare for Retirement

United State Department of Labor
Savings Fitness: A Guide to Your Money and Your Financial Future

The National Retirement Planning Coalition
Retirement planning, budgeting, asset management, fraud and more

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Retirement planning, budgeting, saving, credit and debt, insurance and more

National Endowment for Financial Education
Retirement planning, budgeting, saving, credit and debt, insurance and more

National Council on Aging
Economic security, home equity, money management

United State Department of Labor
Taking the mystery out of retirement planning

Employee Benefit Research Institute Education and Research Fund
Choose to Save, Ballpark Estimate

Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission
Retirement and Financial Planning Resources

United State Department of Labor
Retirement Toolkit

North Carolina Department of State Treasure
Managing postretirement risks

Social Security Administration
Dealing with divorce in retirement

Internal Revenue Service
Dealing with divorce in retirement

National Endowment for Financial Education
Dealing with the death of a spouse in retirement

Social Security Administration
Dealing with the death of a spouse in retirement

Internal Revenue Service
Dealing with the death of a spouse in retirement

National Endowment for Financial Education
Retiring in a low interest rate environment

About Money
50/30/20 Budget Guide

University of Utah
60% Budget Solution

About Money
80/20 Budget

Springboard
Budgeting 101

American Association of Retired Persons
Budget and Saving Advice

Practical Money Skills
Financial literacy tools and resources

Federal Trade Commission
Coping With Debt

Federal Trade Commission
Credit Reports and Credit Scores

Transunion
Credit Education

The United States Department of Justice
Credit Counseling and Debtor Education

Wikipedia
Debt-Snowball Method

About Money
Debt Stacking vs. Debt Snowball Method

Federal Trade Commission
Disputing Errors on Credit Reports

Equifax, Experian, and Transunion
Free Annual Credit Reports

National Foundation for Credit Counseling
Information on credit, debt, and other financial topics

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Information for investors

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Investing Basics

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Variable Annuities: What You Should Know

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
What Are Annuities?

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Mutual funds

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Questions you should ask about your investments

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Questions you should ask about your investments

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Information on stocks

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Information on stocks

For Dummies
Bond Laddering

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Diversification

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Diversification

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Diversification

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Reality of investment risk

National Endowment for Financial Education
Retiring in a low interest rate environment

American Association of Retired Persons
AARP Fraud Watch Network

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Scam safety

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force
Information on fraud and protecting yourself

North American Securities Administrators Association
How to avoid becoming a victim

North American Securities Administrators Association
How to spot a con artist

Federal Trade Commission
Privacy, identity, and online security

American Association of Retired Persons
Monthly scams to avoid

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Smart tips for spotting retirement scams

North American Securities Administrators Association
Top investor traps

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Broker background check

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Check out brokers and investment advisers

National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
Find a financial adviser

North American Securities Administrators Association
How to check out your broker or investment adviser

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
Prepare yourself for an informed conversation with a certified financial planner

California State Teachers’ Retirement System
CalSTRS: Electing an Option

California Department of Insurance
Insurance education

Life Happens
Life insurance education

California Partnership for Long Term Care
Guide to long-term care insurance

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Long-term care information