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.  

Tuesday
Feb. 23, 2021

12 - 1 p.m. 

Webinar

Financial Freedom: Living Debt Free

In this session we will discuss methods to eliminate debt by identifying various tools that can help you become debt free. Whether it’s a personalized plan, or getting the assistance from an outside party, this session helps shed light on reputable ways to become free of credit and loan debt by avoiding frauds and scams. We will also address how managing your personal budget is vital to creating a debt management plan to improve credit and enhance financial freedom.

Register to attend Financial Freedom: Living Debt Free

Tuesday
Mar. 2, 2021

9-10:30 am*

Webinar

Social Security & 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 on 3/2/2021 - Registration opens 1/1/2021

Thursday
April 29, 2021

12-1- pm

Webinar

The Savvy Spender 

Identifying and implementing new creative ways to save money and the new technologies available to stretch your dollar are the focus of this session. From reviewing different web links, to the pros and cons of bulk buying, to avoiding impulse buying, to how to spot a scam are all discussed.

Register to attend The Savvy Spender - Registration opens 2/1/2021

Thursday
Aug. 12, 2021

7 - 8 pm 

Webinar

Money Matters: Finding Common Ground in a Relationship

Finances can be a concern in most relationships. This session invites both spouse/partner to attend and focuses on financial triggers that can impeded a relationship from moving forward. We work to determine our ‘money personality’ and talk about methods that you can use to help find common ground in budgeting finances.

Register to attend Money Matters: Finding Common Ground in a Relationship -
registration opens 6/1/2021  

Tuesday
Sept. 14, 2021

12-1:30 p.m.*

Webinar

Social Security & 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 on 9/14/2021 - Registration opens 6/1/2021

Tuesday
Oct. 12, 2021 

12-1 pm 

Webinar

Junk Choices: The Influence of Advertising

This session sheds light on our spending culture and how social demands of new technology, advertising and new financial products can place pressure on an individual and family. By identifying ways in which advertisers use media to sell products, it helps bring awareness to the best ways to adapt and shape a personal attitude towards our own finances. 

Register to attend Junk Choices: The Influence of Advertising - registration opens 8/1/2021

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