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Money Matters


Plan Your Financial Goals with a One on One Consultation

Is your retirement portfolio well positioned? Now more than ever is the time to take advantage of financial advice and planning services offered by TIAA-CREF and Vanguard. To schedule a one-on-one consultation to discuss your plan and options for managing your retirement savings, contact a consultant at:

  • TIAA-CREF: 800-732-8353, Monday to  Friday, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, or online at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow (select One on One Consultations at Your Workplace, then select state and New York University)
  • Vanguard: 800-662-0106, extension 14500, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, or online at www.meetvanguard.com

Your spouse or partner is welcome to attend your session. You do not have to be enrolled or invested with TIAA-CREF or Vanguard to meet with a consultant.


TIAA-CREF Financial Education Webinars and Videos

TIAA-CREF provides on demand webinars and videos to educate about fiscal wellness. The financial education series includes topics from managing your income and debt to preparing for retirement, whether you are a new employee or approaching retirement. In addition, TIAA-CREF offers a “how to” video series with simple, straightforward steps to making employees’ money work harder for them. The videos offer practical tips on how to improve savings, including how to get started, how to get the most from an employer’s retirement plan, and how not to run out of retirement money. Click here to access.

Voluntary Benefits

  • Auto, home, renters insurance: As an NYU employee, you have access to a group auto, homeowners, and renters insurance program. This program allows employees to receive quotes from three of the nation’s most respected auto and home insurance carriers. You do not need to wait until your current policy expires to switch; you may call for quotes at any time.
  • Pet insurance: You can protect your pet from the high cost of veterinary care through the NYU Personal Plans Voluntary Benefits Program. This pet insurance will allow you to provide medical care for your pet without having to worry about the cost. You can use any licensed veterinarian worldwide.

To apply for or enroll in any of the programs, call 866-486-1945 (identify yourself as an NYU employee to receive the discounted quotes) or visit www.nyuvoluntarybenefits.com.

Financial Planning Phone Apps

  • Vanguard: Free mobile applications for the iPad and Android devices are now available to download. These two innovative apps join Vanguard's other mobile offerings -- an iPhone app and Vanguard mobi. This allows anytime/anywhere access to your Vanguard accounts as well as access to videos and articles about savings and investing. For additional information on downloading Vanguard apps, click here.
  • TIAA-CREF: With TIAA-CREF's free Savings Simplifier iOS app, you can enhance your financial savvy, track your investments, and learn tips on ways to save for your retirement -- whenever you need it, wherever you are. To download the app, click here.

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NYU Federal Credit Union

$7,500 Grant for First Time Home Buyer  

If you are a first-time home buyer and a faculty, staff, alumni, retiree or a family member of NYU faculty, staff, alumni, and retiree – you may be eligible to apply to this grant. For additional infomration on the Grant and to learn more about NYU Federal Credit Union go to www.nyufcu.com.

New York University Credit Union (NYU FCU) is an onsite financial institution available to serve the New York University community. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, retirees and their family members are all eligible to join.

NYU FCU provides its members with numerous benefits including savings accounts, free checking accounts, free online banking and online bill pay, mobile banking, mortgages, home equity loans, the fixed rate Visa Gold Credit Card, car loans, bill consolidation, free notary, money orders, and more. Learn about all of NYU FCU’s benefits and services at www.nyufcu.com.

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Identity Theft

The fastest growing crime in America, identity theft occurs when personal identifying information is stolen and used to gain access to a person’s financial accounts. The information may be used to illegally open new credit or financial accounts, apply for loans or Social Security benefits, rent apartments, buy cars, and set up utility accounts. Learn "must do" tips to protect yourself and your family’s identity. Visit these sites for more information:

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