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NEA MEMBER BENEFITS – News You Can Use

1. NEA Click & Save: Convenient Brand
Name Merchant Shopping

2. New Information Package Helps Families
Prepare Legal Documents

3. LeapFrog SchoolHouse: Learning Tools for Classroom and Home Use

4. Five-Minute Retirement Checkup Features
Interactive Calculator

5.
Credit Counseling Services Available in Person or by Telephone

 

1. NEA Click & Save: Convenient Brand
Name Merchant Shopping

NEA members and their families can shop for
an array of products from brand name merchants through NEA Click & Save.

Introduced to Association members in the fall
of 2007, NEA Click & Save provides a new level of convenience for family
shopping with a host of discount offers. The categorical shopping list
features:

·        
Jewelry

·        
Travel

·        
Computers

·        
Food

·        
Books
& Music

·        
Tickets

·        
Automotive

Among other services, members can elect to receive
personalized electronic reminders from their favorite merchants.

To register, members apply their 10-digit NEA
number (located on the mailing label on the NEA Today cover) at https://www.neamb.com/clickandsave/index.jsp.

 

2. New Information Package Helps Families
Prepare Legal Documents

A self-help package for preparation of legal
documents is now available to NEA members at a discount price.

Quicken Willmaker
Plus 2008
helps
individuals design an estate plan without the legal costs of hiring an
attorney.  The package was developed by the editors of Nolo,
America’s leading publisher of self-help and legal software.  It takes
users through a step-by-step interview process with information geared to the
specific laws of the state of residence.

The 2008 package provides assistance with
creating a will, promissory notes, child & eldercare documents, executor
checklists, funeral arrangements, and health care directives. For a limited time,
it is available for $27.90, including shipping (the Internet price is $49.99).
A downloadable version is available at $19.95.  To learn more, go to http://www.neamb.com/willmaker/.

 

3. LeapFrog SchoolHouse: Learning Tools for Classroom and Home Use

LeapFrog SchoolHouse has been added to
the list of consumer discount programs offered to NEA members.  This fall,
NEA Member Benefits announced the online educational service, which offers a
variety of interactive multi-sensory products designed specifically for
classroom and student take-home use. Items include handheld devices, pentop computers, and interactive libraries.

NEA members receive the highest discount
available from LeapFrog SchoolHouse,
plus $30 off and free shipping on the first purchase of $100 or more until
August 31, 2008.

To receive the special NEA introductory
discount, members can register on the LeapFrog
SchoolHouse
site and use the promotional code NEAMB7 upon
check out.

 

4. Five-Minute Retirement Checkup Features
Interactive Calculator

NEA Member Benefits in 2007 introduced an
easy to use web-based Five-Minute Retirement Checkup to help individuals
calculate their financial readiness to retire.

The Checkup at www.neamb.com/5toRetire projects the
person’s retirement saving gap based on:

·        
Age

·        
Annual
income

·        
Current
savings

·        
Current
monthly retirement savings contributions

An interactive calculator lets the user know
how much to save each month to meet the retirement goal.

 

5. Credit Counseling Services Available in
Person or by Telephone

NEA Member Benefits and the National
Foundation of Credit Counseling (NFCC) teamed up in 2007 to provide financial
literacy and debt management education to members and their families.  A
special Web page at www.debtadvice.org.nea
provides information about financial counseling and education services offered
through NFCC-member agencies located nationwide.

Credit counselors are available to help
develop customized solutions to financial problems, either in person or by
telephone.  Services are free or at very affordable rates.

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Note: News You Can Use is distributed
to state affiliate presidents, executive directors, business managers, UniServ managers, and NEA Member Benefits state contacts.