Retired Indiana Public Employees Association - Working for your retirement

Pre-Retirement Planning Guide for Public Employees

Yes, retirement planning can sometimes be complicated, but it’s less daunting if you’re well informed and prepared.

A new tool that can help with pre-retirement planning has just made its debut. A booklet for public employees who contribute to the Public Employee Retirement Fund (PERF) titled, The Pre-Retirement Planning Guide for Working Members of PERF, is available to those who are currently working, but are looking ahead to retirement.

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A Simple Retirement To-Do List

This list is great for every stage of retirement.

Discover Your Passion
Whether it’s helping others through volunteer work, enjoying a favorite hobby like gardening or starting your own business, retirement gives you time to focus on your passion. Finding what gives you purpose and makes you happy will make for an enjoyable future. Get inspired to live the life you love with these tips from top retirement experts.

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Indiana Travel Ideas for the Young At Heart

The Hoosier state has a lot to offer vacation wise. Here are some ideas for an Indiana getaway! Don’t forget to take advantage of your RIPEA rental car and hotel membership discounts when booking your next trip.

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Tablet, Laptop or Desktop: Which device is a good fit for you?

New technology hits store shelves daily. When shopping for a personal computer it can seem like your options for devices are endless. Here is some information to help you determine whether a tablet, desktop or laptop fits your needs and lifestyle.

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How to Name a Beneficiary for Your Life Insurance Policy

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants defines a beneficiary as the person or entity you name to receive the death benefits of a life insurance policy. Depending on which state you live in there are certain rules you must consider before naming your beneficiary(ies). Information on Indiana insurance laws can be found here.

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World Dignity Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

Former South Bend Mayor Roger Parent (and current RIPEA board member) was in the Peace Corps in 1962 when he was sent to Thailand to teach. And when the Peace Corps needed volunteers to aid in the relief effort there in the months after a 2004 tsunami, Parent returned.

“I was there for six months,” Parent said about the trip to Thailand in the summer of 2005, months after the tsunami, which would set the course for the next 10 years of his life. “I ended up being in charge of a volunteer center.”

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Huh, can you repeat that? Ways To Protect Your Hearing

Getting older means learning to grapple with the effects of aging. Unfortunately, hearing loss is a common one. Although you can’t avoid the inevitable aging process, you can protect your ears from further damage by following these rules.

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Good To Know Tax Tips for Retirees

It’s that time of year again. So, to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of resources that you’ll definitely want to check out.

—  Daily Finance lays out what tax changes you can expect during your golden years.

— explains how you can reduce taxes in retirement.

—  Kiplinger points out the most overlooked tax breaks for the newly retired in this slideshow.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Made and Found in Indiana

Valentine’s Day is this Sunday and many Hoosiers wait until the last minute to find that perfect gift, so we’re playing Cupid here at RIPEA. Check out our list of gift ideas that just so happen to be made or found in Indiana. Your sweetie is sure to love them!

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Get Rid of Your Expired Medications

If you haven’t cleaned out your medicine cabinet in quite a while now is the time to do it. According to the FDA, “expired medical products can be less effective or risky due to a change in chemical composition or decrease in potency.”

Here’s your action plan.

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