What We Believe

TeachersRetire is on a mission to make retirement easier for Pennsylvania educators. We believe that every PSERS member should have access to all the information they need to feel confident about retirement and make wise decisions. We’re doing this by creating free educational tools and resources in the form of articles, videos, toolkits, webinars and in-person speaking sessions that help to simplify complicated retirement and financial topics. The goal is for you to retire on your terms and feel great about the next phase of your life!

Who We Are

For educators who want more customized advice and guidance, we provide one-on-one retirement consultations and personal financial planning through Personal Wealth Advisory, LLC. For over 30 years, the financial advisors at Personal Wealth Advisory have been helping PSERS members make pension decisions, navigate the PSERS retirement process, pay less in taxes and design investment strategies. Our focus on the unique planning challenges and opportunities of retiring PSERS members has allowed us to help many people who are in the exact same situation as you. This means you get experienced guidance from advisors who are knowledgeable about the pension, health insurance benefits, 403(b) and other financial topics that are top-of-mind for retiring educators.

Andrew Barninger, CFP®
Financial Planner

Andrew is the lead retirement planner for our PSERS clients. He helps educators navigate the retirement process and make wise pension, tax and retirement decisions along the way. 

When not working with clients, Andrew creates most of the TeachersRetire educational content including articles, videos, webinars, toolkits and other resources to help make retirement easy. Andrew’s wife, Leah, is a middle school teacher at Dallastown Area School District. He is also a partner and financial planner at Personal Wealth Advisory located in Lancaster, PA.

Chris Miller, CIMC®
Financial Planner

Chris helps our retired clients with investment, retirement income and tax planning. As a partner of Personal Wealth Advisory, LLC, he manages operations, technology and human resources. 

Steve Bell, CFP®, CHFC®
Financial Planner

Steve helps retirees make wise decisions about their income, taxes, investments and insurance. As partner of Personal Wealth Advisory, LLC, he manages financial operations and strategic planning.