Financial Wellness

Your NMERB retirement benefit is only part of the solution to a happy financially sound life.

You should seek out financial wellness throughout your career and be prepared as you look towards retirement. There are many good resources for you to begin your exploration of what it means to have financial awareness and to increase your financial wellness. Here are just a few of them that we recommend you start with.

General Retirement Planning:

General financial planning for teachers

From the Western Governor’s University, financial planning tips from an award-winning teacher.

Retirement planning for teachers

Three things to know about retirement planning for teachers.

The importance of pensions

How great is that pension you’re working towards? This article talks about it’s importance and the three-legged stool.

A guide for teachers planning for retirement

A guide from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Planning for retirement

Advice on how to take control of your finances from the AARP


The New Mexico Retiree Healthcare Authority’s official site

Social Security

The Social Security Administration’s official website

General Articles and Research on Pensions

Pensionomics: 2018 Measuring the Economic Impact of DB Pension Expenditures

DB pensions play a vital role in sustaining consumer demand that ultimately supports millions of jobs. This report analyzes the role of pensions in the economy.

Retirement in America: Out of Reach for Working Americans?

A study of the challenges facing employees in America as they look towards retirement.

Public Retirement Systems Study by the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems and Cobalt Community Research

A study of 167 state and local government pension funds.

The funded status of pensions

A scholarly paper on funding ratios and funded status of pensions across the country.

Public Pension Fact Sheet

Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs)

Cost of Living Adjustments

What are these COLAs that everyone likes to talk about? This paper explains the basics.

Financial fraud/scams

The website of the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office

Stay safe from scams when you’re being targeted as a retiree.


Managing the retirement assets of New Mexico Educators since 1957.

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701 Camino de los Marquez
Santa Fe, NM 87505

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Santa Fe, NM 87502

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8500 Menaul Blvd. NE, Suite B-450
Albuquerque, NM 87112

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(505) 830-2976

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