UC Focus on Your Future

Helping you make the most of your UC Retirement System: UCRP and the 403(b), 457(b) and DC Plans.

  • Straight Talk on Three Investing Myths

    Ah, the siren's call of an urban myth. When it seems like everyone you know has heard the same story, it's easy to convince yourself it's true. Start 2016 off right by getting the facts on three common myths about investing.

  • Five Tips for Retirees During Volatile Markets

    A big drop in the value of a retirement portfolio is enough to give any investor pause. But when you are living off your investments or nearing that point, it may feel like the stakes are higher. 

  • How to Keep Your Retirement Savings Working  

    Have you ever cashed out your 401(k) or 403(b) while changing jobs? If so, you may have been stunned to receive a lot less than you expected. Taxes and early withdrawal penalties can approach 50% for people in the top federal income tax bracket. 

  • Retirement Income Planning Events Coming in 2016

    Special seminars will be held at many UC locations for University of California employees age 50 and up. The seminars are designed to help you decide when you may be able to retire, estimate how long your money may last, and prepare for challenges you may face in retirement. 

View education and upcoming events

UC FOCUS: Winter 2016

The latest issue of FOCUS is online now.

Quick poll

Retirees often describe their new life as: “Where every day is Saturday!” How do you plan to spend your time?

Answer now

Find what you need

  1. Just getting started?

    I know I need to get around to planning for the future. But I'm not sure what I am supposed to do—or when.

  2. Need to get on track? 

    I'm focused on saving for retirement, but I want to learn how to make better investment decisions. 

  3. Leaving UC? 

    My husband's job is taking us out of state. What do I need to do to keep my retirement savings on track?

  4. Retiring from UC?

    I need some help making sure I'm ready to retire—and mapping out my next steps.

  5. Living in retirement?

    I need to learn how to manage my investments while I am withdrawing from my accounts.

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