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.  

Feb. 15, 2022

12-1 pm 

Webinar

Personal Finance

After the global pandemic disrupted people’s lives, finances are the top cause of employee stress—above job, health and relationship stress combined.1 Recognizing this, we want to empower you with information to help your overall financial picture both at and outside of work. Kent State University has connected with Securian Financial, your life insurance provider, to offer virtual educational sessions that provide actionable steps to help with money management and a secure retirement. 

This Personal Finance presentation is designed for all ages. Learn personal finance strategies to help overcome barriers, reduce debt and take action on savings goals.

Register to attend Personal Finance - registration opens 12/1/2021

Mar. 3, 2022

12-1 pm

Webinar

Retirement Savings 

After the global pandemic disrupted people’s lives, finances are the top cause of employee stress—above job, health and relationship stress combined. Recognizing this, we want to empower you with information to help your overall financial picture both at and outside of work. Kent State University has connected with Securian Financial, your life insurance provider, to offer virtual educational sessions that provide actionable steps to help with money management and a secure retirement. 

This Retirement Saving presentation is designed for all ages. Discover steps to help save for your retirement -- from your 20s into your 60s -- and how to stay on track.

Register to attend Retirement Saving - registration opens 1/1/2022

April 19, 2022

9-10:30 a.m.

Social Security and Your Retirement

This seminar, presented by Sean Deasy, VALIC Senior Financial Advisor, 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.

There will be a half-hour question and answer period following the one hour presentation.

Register to attend Social Security and Your Retirement - registration opens 2/1/2022

May 10, 2022

12-1 pm

Webinar

Retirement Income

After the global pandemic disrupted people’s lives, finances are the top cause of employee stress—above job, health and relationship stress combined. Recognizing this, we want to empower you with information to help your overall financial picture both at and outside of work. Kent State University has connected with Securian Financial, your life insurance provider, to offer virtual educational sessions that provide actionable steps to help with money management and a secure retirement. 

This Retirement Income presentation is designed for employees nearing retirement. Understand how to fund your retirement from multiple income sources and how to track successfully toward retirement 

Register to attend Retirement Income - registration opens 3/1/2022

June 15, 2022

12-1 pm

Webinar

Credit Makes "Cents" 

A credit rating is important in our modern consumer society. This session discusses how your credit score is calculated and ways in which you can work to improve it over time. We discuss the collections process, judgments, bankruptcy, and consumer rights laws.

Register to attend Credit Makes "Cents" - registration opens 4/1/2022

Sept. 20, 2022 

2-3:30 p.m.

Social Security and Your Retirement

This seminar, presented by Sean Deasy, VALIC Senior Financial Advisor, 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.

There will be a half-hour question and answer period following the one hour presentation.

Register to attend Social Security and Your Retirement - registration opens 7/1/2022

*Financial Wellness Workshops Jan. 1 through Oct. 15 are worth 10 (ten) Tier 2 wellness points. (limit 40 wellness points in this category)