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.

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

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 on various aspects of financial well-being. We encourage you to take advantage of these complimentary workshops for Kent State University employees.  

Nov. 10, 2020 

12 - 1 p.m. 

Virtual Live via Zoom

Understanding Credit Reports and Credit Scores

This workshop provides the basics to help people understand the important of taking charge of one’s credit identity. Participants leave knowing how to access their personal credit report and obtain their credit score, as well as how to use the information contained on the reports to impact their financial lives. 
It will cover the following information: 

  • What is a credit report and credit score; 
  • How does information get reported; 
  • How to access your report; 
  • How you can dispute information on your report; and 
  • How your credit report and score can help you build a strong credit identity

(Presenter: Victor Russell, Apprisen) 

Register to attend Understanding Credit Reports and Credit Scores 

Dec. 8, 2020

12 - 1 p.m. 

Virtual Live via Zoom

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.  

(Presenter: Sean Deasy, VALIC) 

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

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

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