The Budgetnista is Back with Retirement How-to

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Best-selling author, entrepreneur and educator Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche returns to Fidelity Investments to co-host a free “How to Shift Your Money Mindset” webinar Thursday, Feb. 15, from 2-3 p.m. This event is offered as part of Fidelity's Black History Month schedule.

The livestreamed webinar will feature panel discussion about real-life ways to build wealth. 

Aliche also hosts Brown Ambition, an award-winning podcast, and created the Live Richer Academy to help women achieve financial goals. She is featured in Netflix’s “Get Smart with Money” documentary.

Learn by Livestream

Other web-exclusive events to be offered by Fidelity and TIAA in February include:


Insights Live: Retiring Early with Confidence/Q & A
Thursday, Feb. 8 – noon
Wednesday, Feb. 14 – noon
This two-part presentation features an expert panel sharing their insights about how to financially and emotionally prepare for early retirement, followed by a live question-and-answer session during the second event.

Check out the full list of webinars offered by Fidelity Investments.


She’s Got It: A Woman’s Guide to Saving and Investing
Thursday, Feb. 15 – 2 p.m.
Women face unique challenges when saving for retirement, such as making less, working fewer years and living longer.  This event will cover smart saving and investing techniques to help you overcome these obstacles. 

Gaining Insight: Navigating Debt Consolidation and Understanding the Mortgage Process
Wednesday, Feb. 21 – 1 p.m.
During this event, you’ll learn to manage debt more effectively and how debt consolidation works. A step-by-step process of how to obtain a mortgage, including finding the right loan and credible lender, is also included.

View TIAA’s Webinar Lounge to view all real-time and recorded events.

Check In to Check Out

If you want to plan for a prosperous retirement, start by occasionally checking in with Fidelity and TIAA. Meet with a strategist virtually, by phone or in person. Evolving technology allows Fidelity and TIAA representatives to screen-share so you can see your account information.  

To schedule:

  • Visit Fidelity's scheduling page or call (800) 642-7131, weekdays from 8 a.m. to midnight. Fidelity offers appointments exclusively for U-M employees every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Visit or call (800) 732-8353, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Help at MHealthy

MHealthy also offers several resources to assist faculty and staff with improving their financial well-being. These include education programs and resources, coaches, and immediate assistance for those who need help now.

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