Find the answers to frequently asked questions.
You are bound to have questions. If they are not answered below, please email the Community Manager at MyRetirementHelp@tiaa-cref.org with your question. By doing so, you will not only get the information you need, but you will also help lay the groundwork for a more robust FAQ section in the future.
Also, make sure you check out Communities Help, which includes more information and tutorials about the TIAA-CREF communities in general.
Q: What is MyRetirement?
Q: How do I register and login on MyRetirement?
Q: If I’m able to see all content without logging in, why should I register for the communities?
Q: How do I choose a valid MyRetirement handle?
Q: How do I change my handle?
Q: I share my email address with another person. Can we become members of the communities using the same email address?
Q: I have forgotten my password. How can I reset it?
Q: The email address I used when signing up for the communities has changed. How can I update it?
Q: How do I fill out my profile?
Q: How do I upload a photo to my profile?
Q: How can I change my privacy settings?
Q: What are the Insights blog posts?
Q: How can I view and comment on the Insights blog posts?
Q: What are the Forums?
Q: How can I view and participate in the Forum threads?
Q: Can I delete or edit my post on a discussion thread or blog?
Q: How are the Featured Members chosen?
Q. How do the points and badges work?
A: MyRetirement is the go-to online community for retirement planning and solutions for people who are 5-10 years from retirement or currently retired.
At TIAA-CREF, we think of MyRetirement as your community, not ours. All discussions include members who are in the process of determining what retirement means for them.
To help ensure that the site meets your needs, we encourage you to discuss useful features and share recommendations for improvement on the The specified item was not found. discussion forum. You can also send any suggestions you may have directly to the Community Manager. We hope you will frequently check the discussion forum and weigh in, as member feedback is a critical driver of future improvements to our community.
A: Registration and Login: Current MyRetirement members
A:Registration and Log in: New members
A: All of the content on the communities is available for you to see in a read-only state without logging in. This means you can see everything, but you cannot participate.
As a registered user, you get additional access, including the ability to:
A: Your handle will be used to identify you in your community profile and anywhere you post on the communities. You may create a handle that closely resembles your real name or one that reflects your retirement vision—the choice is yours.
A:Changing your handle
A: Each community member must have his/her own email address.
A:Resetting your password
A:Updating your Personal Information
A:Filling out your profile
A:Uploading and changing your photo avatar
A:Changing your privacy settings
A: The Insights are blog posts that focus on the latest trends, news, and retirement issues to better prepare you for the next phase of your life.
A: If you would like to view all of the blog posts, regardless of topic, click on the Insights link in the top navigation. This will bring you to a comprehensive list of blog posts across multiple topics.
To view blog posts related to a particular topic, click the Topics link in the top navigation or on the left side of the MyRetirement homepage. Then, choose the topic about which you would like to read, such as Money. You will be taken to an overview page that includes both discussion threads and blog posts related to that topic. To view the blog posts, click Get Insights.
At the bottom of the blog post, click Add a comment to share your opinion.
A: The forums are discussions taking place between members of the community. Topics range from collecting Social Security to living abroad in retirement. These discussions allow you to ask a question, seek out suggestions or share experiences.
A: If you would like to view all discussion threads, regardless of topic, click on the Forums link in the top navigation. This will bring you to a comprehensive list of forum threads across multiple topics. Participate in the discussions by clicking the Reply button in the lower right corner of the post.
If you would like to view forum threads related to a particular topic, you can access them by clicking the Topics link in the top navigation or on the left side of the MyRetirement homepage. Then, choose the topic you would like to discuss, such as Money. You will be taken to an overview page that includes both discussion threads and blog posts related to that topic. To view the discussion threads, click Participate in Forums. Choose a category, such as Social Security, from the Category list on the left to further filter the threads.
To start a forum thread, click Post to a Forum.
Q: How do I post my forum thread to a specific category?
A: Choosing the appropriate category for your post helps to keep the community organized and facilitates future searching. Before posting your content, you will choose from a list of possible categories. Choose the best category for your post.
A: Once you've posted to a discussion thread, you can edit or delete your post by clicking the Edit or Delete links in the bottom right corner of the post.
The same is true when you have commented on a blog post.
A: The MyRetirement Community Manager chooses a member to feature based on his or her contributions on the community.
A:Earning points and badges
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