ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

We realize that wellness is a personal journey and embraces a holistic approach that often is very individualized not fitting into any one category, such as social wellness, financial, spiritual, occupational, and more. Kent State aspires to support its community members in discovering what wellness means to them.

Explore the resources below, including our additional employee wellness offerings. Our wellness calendar links employees to opportunities to experience wellness your way and is a dynamic resource to support you in your wellness journey.

Counseling
Employee Wellness (visit Calendar of Wellness Offerings)
English Language Proficiency
Financial Wellness

Financial Wellness for You

Financial wellness refers to the state of financial well-being.  This includes a strong financial foundation of little or no debt, an emergency savings fund, and living below our means.  Like any other form of wellness, this does not happen without knowledge, skills, commitment and planning. 

Let our financial wellness team help you to reach your financial well-being goals.  Below you will find a series of workshops centered around various aspects of financial well-being.  We encourage you to take advantage of these complimentary workshops for Kent State University employees.  

Tuesday
Dec. 10, 2019

12 -1 p.m.

Heer Hall, Rm. 107

Investment Planning

This seminar will explain basic and advanced investing topics to achieve specific financial goals. In this seminar, we will go through the basics of investing and cover topics such as:

  • The difference between saving and investing;
  • The importance of compound interest;
  • The different type of investments available (Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Annuities);
  • How to build an investment portfolio that is appropriate for you.  

Presenter: Sean Deasy, VALIC
 
A light lunch will be provided

​​​​​Register to attend-Investment Planning

Monday
Jan. 13, 2020

12 - 1 p.m.

Heer Hall, Rm. 107 

Cash Management

This seminar would be ideal for individuals who may benefit from ideas on how to better manage their day-to-day financial resources. The seminar will discuss the basics of cash management, while introducing the benefits of financial planning. Topics will include:

  • Creating and keeping a budget;
  • Creating a savings and investment plan;
  • Tips on managing debt wisely. 

A light lunch will be provided.

Presenter: Sean Deasy, VALIC

Register to attend-Cash Management

Monday
Feb. 10, 2020

12 - 1 p.m.

Heer Hall, Rm. 107

and Live Stream

Finances and the Sandwich Generation

Building wealth and reaching financial independence is not always easy, and it gets even more difficult when you’re sandwiched between aging parents who need your support and children who are preparing to go to college.

Planning for your financial future while also trying to navigate financial decisions for your parents and children should be taken seriously. During this presentation we will discuss some ideas and tips to keep in mind.

A light lunch will be provided. 

Presenter: Alex Schatt, PNC

(Registration for this session opens on Dec. 1, 2019)
Register to attend-Finances and the Sandwich Generation

Monday
Mar 9, 2020 

12 -1 p.m.

Heer Hall, Rm. 107

Tax Planning

This seminar will help attendees gain a basic understanding of types of taxes and tax planning strategies.  The seminar will cover the different types of tax that we face in our daily lives and provide strategies that can be used to save on the amount of taxes we pay.  Finally, we will discuss tax-favored investments and how you can utilize them to increase your after tax return. 

A light lunch will be provided.

Presenter: Sean Deasy, VALIC

(Registration for this session opens on Jan. 1, 2020)
Register to attend-Tax Planning

Monday
Apr. 6, 2020

12 -1 p.m. 

Heer Hall, Rm 107

Long Term Care 

This seminar will provide an in-depth look at the challenges of providing ongoing care to family members who become unable to care for themselves

A light lunch will be provided.

Presenter: Sean Deasy, VALIC

(Registration for this session opens on Feb. 1, 2020)
Register to attend-Long Term Care

Monday
May 18, 2020 

12 - 1 p.m. 

Heer Hall, Rm. 107 

and Live-Stream

5 Threats to Your Retirement 

Retirement planning is more complicated than it’s ever been before. This seminar identifies five main threats to a successful retirement, knowing the risks allows you to better prepare for them.

A light lunch will be provided.

(Presenter: Alex Schatt, PNC)

Registration for this session opens on Mar. 1, 2020
Register to attend-5 Threats to Your Retirement at Heer Hall 
Register to attend-5 Threats to Your Retirement via live-stream

Tuesday
June 16, 2020 

12 - 1 p.m.

Heer Hall, Rm. 107

Pay Yourself First 

In this session we will earn about strategies on building wealth, how to build assets and reduce liabilities, and basic information on regarding different savings strategies that promote asset building.

A light lunch will be provided.

(Presenter: Apprisen)

Registration for this session opens on April 1, 2020
Register to attend-Pay Yourself  First

Tuesday
August 11, 2020

12 - 1 p.m. 

Heer Hall, Rm. 107

Senior Scams 

In this ssession we will identifying some of the more often reported targeted scam programs that focus on the senior population.  How to identify these scams and prevent them, including strategies for seniors to protect their identity and money.

A light lunch will be provided

(Presenter: Apprisen)

Registration for this session opens on June 1, 2020
Register to attend-Senior Scams

Tuesday
September 15, 2020

12 - 1 p.m. 

Heer Hall, Rm. 107

Social Security and Your Retirement

This seminar will discuss the role of Social Security in retirement planning and the effect of the Windfall Elimination and Government Offset Provision as it relates to OPERS/STRS. The seminar will cover the costs associated with retirement and will help attendees calculate the amount of income they will need and how social security fits in to their overall retirement income plan.  

A light lunch will be provided. 

(Presenter: Sean Deasy, VALIC)

Registration for this session opens on July 1, 2020
Register to attend-Social Security and Your Retirement

Tuesday
October 13, 2020

12 - 1 p.m. 

Heer Hall, Rm. 107

Estate Planning 

This presentation gives practical information on components of estate planning, including incapacity planning, probate, estate taxes, wills and trusts. 

A light lunch will be provided. 

(Presenter: Sean Deasy, VALIC) 

Registration for this session opens on Aug. 1, 2020 
Register to attend-Estate Planning

Tuesday
December 8, 2020

12 - 1 p.m. 

Heer Hall, Rm. 107

Investment Planning 

This seminar will explain basic and advanced investing topics to achieve specific financial goals.  In this seminar, we will go through the basics of investing and cover topics such as: 

  • The difference between saving and investing; 
  • The importance of compound interest; 
  • The different type of investments available (Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Annuities); 
  • How to build an investment portfolio that’s appropriate for you.  

A light lunch will be provided. 

(Presenter: Sean Deasy, VALIC) 

Registration for this session opens on Oct. 1, 2020 
Register to attend-Investment Planning

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*Financial Wellness Workshops through October 15 are worth 10 (ten) Tier 2 wellness points. (limit 30 wellness points in this category)
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