September 19, 2016
Topic: Human Resources
Financial topics ranging from budgeting to investing for retirement will be the focus of more than 40 workshops that will be offered to faculty and staff during Financial Wellness Week from Sept. 26-30.
The U-M Office of Financial Aid, TIAA, Fidelity Investments, PNC Bank and the University of Michigan Credit Union will offer workshops at locations across the Ann Arbor Central and North campuses and the U-M Health System throughout the week.
Topics include investment fundamentals, budgeting, debt management, retirement income planning, credit score improvement, Social Security, investment strategies for women, and saving for retirement. TIAA will also offer two sessions in Spanish.
All sessions are open to any faculty or staff member free of charge. There is no requirement to have an account with any of the presenting organizations to participate. Advance registration for all sessions is optional but encouraged.
Additional highlights include:
• A brown bag session for faculty and staff on preparing to pay for college with Pamela W. Fowler, executive director of the Office of Financial Aid, at noon Sept. 26, in the Kuenzel Room of the Michigan Union.
• A presentation on the state of the market with Jurrien Timmer, director of Global Macro, Fidelity Investments, at 5 p.m. Sept. 26, in the Helmut Stern Auditorium of the U-M Museum of Art.
• A discussion of the 2016 presidential election and the economy with Larry Chadwick, vice president for federal government relations at TIAA, at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29, in Forum Hall of Palmer Commons.
Financial Wellness Week is coordinated by the Benefits Office.