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Retirement Planning for Teachers in North Carolina


North Carolina Locations

If you're an educator or public servant in North Carolina, our Appreciation Financial agents are on the ground in Greensboro (as well as online via virtual appointments) and are ready to help you choose the retirement investments and income solutions that work for you. They are experts in financial planning for teachers and can help you build a portfolio that will result in the retirement of your dreams.

Services We Offer to North Carolina Teachers

Free Pension Review

The first piece of the retirement puzzle for most public employees is their state pension plan. Our retirement specialists for teachers will review your pension for free and help you answer these questions:

  • When should you start your pension?
  • Should you take your pension as an annuity or a lump sum?
  • If you leave early, can you take a partial employer contribution with you?
  • How do your benefits accrue over time?
  • What type of survivor option should you choose?
  • Where else should you be investing in order to build a secure financial future?

North Carolina Teacher Retirement Planning

In addition to your pension, you're probably considering other retirement income sources and planning strategies. Our field agents in North Carolina will leverage their existing knowledge and extensive training to ensure your needs are uniquely addressed with a comprehensive retirement plan. We'll provide you with a personalized analysis of your portfolio and advise you on the best ways to invest for a successful retirement.

403(b) Investment Advice

You may be familiar with what a 403(b) is, but you may not be sure how to optimally fund a 403(b). Like most retirement income options, there are numerous 403(b) plans out there, and selecting the right one can be difficult. When you speak with one of our retirement planning agents, they'll help you select the options that work best for you. If your school system matches contributions to your 403(b), we recommend choosing the best mutual fund options included in your plan and contributing enough to receive the match.

Living Benefit Life Insurance

An often overlooked aspect of retirement planning is the potential expense of long-term care. Unlike standard life insurance plans that pay out when you pass away, living benefit life insurance allows the policyholder to access advanced payments should they need immediate financial help. At Appreciation Financial, we’ll take a look at your unique retirement portfolio and see if a living benefit life insurance policy would be right for you.

Debt Solutions

If you want to plan for a successful retirement, debt elimination is key. One of our primary goals at Appreciation Financial is to help teachers and public servants with student loans or other debt get free. To do this, we've partnered with the debt reduction experts at MPowering America who have helped thousands of people cancel millions of dollars in debt and interest. Take control of your finances today!


We're financial advisors to teachers, so one of our core values is knowledge. Our partnership with Encompass allows us to offer our clients access to their online Financial Wellness Center. Their resource center provides outstanding financial and retirement management tools that will help you navigate budgets, home and mortgage payments, estate planning, investments, savings, college funds and more.

North Carolina Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System (TSERS)

TSERS is North Carolina's pension fund responsible for the pension assets for public employees in the state. North Carolina's Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System is one of the most well-funded state pension plans in the country at 91 percent. Our agents in Greensboro or online can help you maximize your assets in the State Retirement System while creating a retirement safety net outside of the system.

Why Choose Appreciation Financial if You're a Teacher?

Appreciation Financial is a full-service retirement planning company serving the unique needs of public employees and their families. With over 60,000 teachers as clients across the United States, we've come to excel at assisting public employees reach retirement successfully. Our mission is to help public employees make their income last their entire life because they deserve to have a comfortable retirement. Call us today to find out how we can help you build a strong financial future!

(877) 492-5158