Edward J. Sandstrom

Retirement Educator

License # 0G27752

 +1 (818) 360-7400 ext. 3


Edward J. Sandstrom

My Mission Statement

Empower public employees to financially secure their retirement

Edward Sandstrom works with district approved vendors to manage savings plans for educators across the United States. He ensures your retirement plan fits your specific needs and stays responsive to changes to your state pension and circumstances. Missing any of the many nuanced details in a retirement plan can have tangible consequences throughout your post-work life. Edward closes this information gap to ensure you are on track to meet your retirement goals. 

Edward and his coworkers at S&A are best described as a boutique retirement services firm with nearly 100 years of combined experience offering public employees retirement and investment services throughout the United States.

  • 403(b)
  • 401(k)
  • IRA
  • Life Insurance

Edward holds the role of educators in our society to the highest regard and believes knowledge is a public good. In support of these values, he is a sponsor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Mirror Site (MSP) & OpenCourseWare (OCW) Programs.  

The MSP is a free program sponsored by MIT that will bring an up-to-date catalog of semester-long courses on hundreds of topics to your school's campus. This is to ensure students have access to and can reliably stream these materials  even if they lack a reliable internet connection at home.  Additionally, OCW also supports teachers by sharing open-sourced teaching methods used by MIT professors.

For more information on the MIT Mirror Site Program and OpenCourseWare, click here

Edward recently was the presenter for National Life Groups Life Changer of the Year award at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Riverside County, California. Read more about it here

If you know a school employee who makes a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership nominate them for the 2023 award by following the link below!



We have helped thousands of public school employees maximize their state pension and supplemental plans. Whether you are a first year teacher or are in the process of retiring we guide you every step of the way towards retiring at the youngest age possible with the greatest benefits.


Many school districts have over 50 companies that are on the Approved Vendor list which can be very overwhelming when choosing who to invest with. So often we hear teachers say that they just started their 403(b)/TSA with the first company that they met with, "Aren't they all the same?" No, they are not all the same! Selecting a retirement plan not tailored to your needs can leave you working years more than needed to achieve the retirement payout you want.

  Long Term Care

Life Insurance and Long Term Care sold separately can get expensive. Our clients utilize hybrid Life Insurance products that offer cash accumulation and a Long Term Care feature. These policies can play a very important role in maximizing your state pension and protect the ones you love.

Retirement Review

Whether you are a first year teacher or are about to retire, letting time go by without understanding your retirement options can be costly.

Below are some of the school districts I have assisted public employees in

Ask Me About Your State Pension

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