Do it yourself doesn’t mean do it alone

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Get reassurance that your data is entered correctly. Learn how to maximize the tools for a wealthy and secure future.

Check data accuracy

Walk step by step through all data in your plan.

Ask questions

Confirm your understanding of financial strategies.

Explore metrics

Gain a better understanding of your future financial security.

Access goals

See how to track against your retirement objectives.

Tour advanced functionality

Learn about tax, real estate and other advanced tools.

Determine next steps

Create a plan of action.

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No judgement. Just support and expertise.

We get that financial planning can be intimidating. We’re here to help as you level up your skills and deepen your understanding of personal finance. Our coaches are experts in financial planning as well as our Planner and can help you over any speed bumps on your path to financial security.

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In a private 45 minute Zoom session we’ll ensure your data is entered accurately in the NewRetirement Planner, go over your questions, and identify opportunities.



You’ll feel more confident about your future financial security and have the know how to stay on track. Have more questions? You can always schedule a follow-up session.

Meet the coaches

Michelle Dash

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Michelle is the Director of Product and Services at NewRetirement. She manages the product, customer support, education, and services to help you prepare for financial independence and make smarter choices for retirement. Her goal is to broaden the reach of financial education and empower you to take control of financial decisions.

Michelle has a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan, an MS in Human-Computer-Interaction from DePaul University, and complete Certified Financial Planner® coursework at Northwestern University. She previously worked for Technology Consulting firms as a Program Manager for clients in Financial Services, Hospitality, Healthcare, and the United States Air Force.

In her free time
Michelle lives in Chicago where she enjoys exploring neighborhoods, playing basketball, and planning her next international travel adventure.

Nancy Gates

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Nancy is a wealth of knowledge and loves working with the NewRetirement community as an educator and coach. You’ll meet her during Office Hours, in Classes, and in Live Plan Review Sessions. Her goal is to educate and support you as you design your plan with complete confidence for today and for the future.

With a hunger to continue learning after her career as a Spanish teacher and department leader, Nancy immersed herself in the language of personal finance and has since completed a certificate in accounting, passed the FINRA SIE exam, and passed the NASAA Series 63, 65, and 66 exams.

In her free time
When she’s not crunching numbers, Nancy can be found on a hiking trail or curled up with a good book. She’s also an avid traveler and “templer,” having visited sites such as Teotihuacán, Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat.