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Learned by Being Burned: Teachers and the K-12 403(b)

Apr 27, 2022

The fiduciary advice model couldn't be more different than how most K-12 403(b) products are sold. Fiduciary advisors discuss how they work in the best interest of their clients.  

Apr 22, 2022

Teacher Barb Besal discusses narrating Learned by Being Burned: Teachers and the K-12 403(b). Veteran journalist Steve Buel shares how he researched, reported and wrote the series.

Apr 6, 2022

In the final episode of the series, we share 403(b) advocacy success stories. We also learn how one district moved from 14 vendors to one low-cost option. Finally, we discuss what can be done to continue improving the quality of K-12 403(b) plans, and what role unions, school districts and the government should play in...

Mar 30, 2022

National grassroots advocacy movement striving to reform the 403(b) faces obstacles from school districts, unions and the insurance industry. 

Mar 23, 2022

Teachers learn that breaking up with their financial company is hard to do. They also discover that they can count on little help from their employer, their unions, and the federal government.