Mindy Kaling Headlines Free Financial Empowerment Programs

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Award-winning actor, writer and producer Mindy Kaling (The Office, Ocean’s 8, The Sex Lives of College Girls) will headline a month-long series of free Women Talk Money events.

Kaling will join Reshma Saujani (founder, Girls Who Code and Marshall Plan for Moms) and Cate Luzio (founder and CEO, Luminary) for online programs designed to change how you think about financial goals, earning power and investing. The series is sponsored by Fidelity Investments. 

Invest in You

Kaling will host the first marquee event, “Invest in you: Reframe and reenergize your finances,” Tuesday, Oct. 11, from noon to 12:45 p.m. This kickoff, punctuated with Kaling’s signature humor, will address what it means to invest in yourself.

Saujani and Luzio will host the second marquee event, “Advocating for what you’re worth (and what you need) in today’s workplace,” Tuesday, Oct. 25, at noon. This program will help you assess your financial worth, as well as discuss work-life balance issues in an era of rapidly changing workplaces.

View more about the Women Talk Money series and register for programs.

Free Online Expertise…

Fidelity and TIAA, U-M’s longtime partners in administering its Retirement Savings Plans, offer free webinars and workshops each month. Most are in real-time, but can be viewed on-demand so you’ll never miss a word.

October programs include:



… And Personal Consultations

Faculty and staff enrolled in U-M retirement plans may meet periodically with Fidelity and TIAA counselors at no charge to make sure their investments are meeting their goals:

Fidelity offers appointments exclusively for U-M employees every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Financial Resources at MHealthy

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

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