A series of powerful earthquakes, the most damaging on January 7 and the most recent on January 11, have killed one, injured several, and caused significant destruction and disruptions in power and other services on the island of Puerto Rico.
Congress has passed new legislation that repeals certain taxes and reduces costs for ministries and their employees. Thanks to the bipartisan support of legislators in both houses of Congress, the resources of America’s religious communities can remain focused on their mission work rather than on these onerous taxes and costs. The Church Alliance (church-alliance.org), a coalition representing 38 denominational benefits organizations, urged legislators to fix three issues that negatively impacted the ministries and church workers they serve.
In this Q&A article, the Pension Boards outlines the benefits and risks of investing in Target Date Funds and shares why you, the member, should take advantage of the Pension Boards’ Target Annuitization Date (TAD) Funds. The TAD Funds automatically reallocate your investments in line with your anticipated annuitization date, and when you annuitize, they are converted to a defined benefit annuity – an option not provided through other plans in the financial services marketplace.
Plan HSA is designed to be used with a Health Savings Account, or HSA.
November 22, 2019 – The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ (PBUCC) has been selected to receive a $1,000,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to expand the scope and reach of the Ministers’ Financial Vitality Initiative (MFVI), a financial wellness program for authorized ministers in the United Church of Christ (UCC).
Interview by Ashley Kuzmech*
The Pension Boards interviews the Rev. Richard Walters, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), to discuss PBUCC’s top priorities with regard to climate change, human rights, and supply chain management.
Recently, Lan Cai, Deputy Chief Investment Officer for the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ (PBUCC), was a panelist at Pensions & Investments’ inaugural Emerging Markets conference in New York City. The featured discussion highlighted investment opportunities and strategies in growth markets such as China. As a follow-up to that conversation, the Pension Boards sat with Lan to highlight PBUCC’s long-term investing approach to emerging markets on behalf of its members’ portfolios in the Annuity Plan.
According to the Federal Reserve, credit card debt in the U.S. was $1.07 trillion in May 2019. If you are carrying a credit card balance from month to month, you are most likely paying interest at rates as high as the upper teens or above. Maybe it’s time to get serious about vanquishing that credit card debt. Here are four potential ways to go about it.