Building on Your
Financial Foundation

Expanding your financial
base today can help you
do more tomorrow.

Take a few minutes to learn how the UC Retirement System can help you stay on top of all of life’s money matters. Here you'll find articles, tools, and resources on budgeting, managing debt, paying off student loans, and saving for your future. 

Stick to your plan and stay the course.

The current market volatility doesn’t mean you need to dramatically alter your long-term plans. While you might need to delay some of your short-term goals, you have time to ride it out. Focus on the big picture and stick to your plan.

Keep your plan on track

What to know and strategies to consider.


Three things to know about an emergency fund.

Life is full of surprises. Make sure you’re ready for them. Learn ways to build emergency cash for when you need it most.

Finding the right information can make all the difference.

Financial wellness checkup

Get tips for improving your finances.


Markets, emotions, and you

Understanding market cycles and your emotions can help you be a better investor. 


Power of small amounts

See the difference a small change in your savings can make.


Find a better way to pay off student debt

Explore options for paying off your debt faster.


Know the value of your UC primary retirement benefits.

Did you know that just 22 percent of American workers participate in a pension plan? Because a pension plan provides guaranteed retirement income for as long as you live, it’s one of the most valuable benefits an employer can offer. And you have access to one through UC.

* “How many American workers participate in workplace retirement plans?” Pension Rights Center, July 15, 2019.

Get the details

Learn more about your UC retirement benefits.


Investing based on your principles.

Did you know the UC Retirement Savings Program gives you access to investments that are socially responsible? If you want to make a difference, consider a socially responsible investing approach.

Find out how

Learn how to match your investments to your principles.


Get help from a professional.

UC contracts with Fidelity Investments to provide complimentary one-on-one guidance. Talk to a Fidelity Retirement Planner serving UC to discuss your needs—from basic budgeting to retirement planning. For your convenience, there are several meeting options:

Tip: Read the UC Alert about misleading financial adviser solicitations that appear to be endorsed by UC.

More helpful resources.

UC Retirement System resources

Make the most of your money today, so you can do a whole lot more tomorrow.


Get started now or view your UC Retirement Savings Program—403(b), 457(b), and DC Plan—account details, including balances, contributions, and investments.

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Retirement Review

See a personalized estimate of how much you are on track to receive in retirement from UC sources. (Login required)


Attend a financial class

Classes are available to help you learn about your UC retirement benefits and managing your financial life.

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