Real-time Financial Knowledge at Your Fingertips

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Starting a new year with fresh financial knowledge will be an asset throughout 2024 and beyond. Fidelity Investments and TIAA, U-M’s trusted partners in administering its retirement savings plans, offer free webinars each month to improve your money IQ.

Whether it’s a course about retirement savings or an investment 101 program, you’ll expand your knowledge and get more confident about digging into your finances. If you can’t watch in real-time, most of these events can be streamed at your convenience.

December Webinar Schedule

This month’s free webinars include:

Fidelity

  • Prepare for the Reality of Health Care in Retirement
    During this event, you’ll learn how to estimate your health care costs and factor them into your retirement paycheck; understand your options for health care coverage before and after age 65; and plan for your retirement health care costs.
    Tuesday, Dec. 5 – noon-1 p.m.
    Wednesday, Dec. 13 – noon-1 p.m.
    Register here
  • Retirement Basics: (Saving for the Future You)
    In addition to exploring how you can save through your workplace savings plan, you'll learn about other vehicles, such as IRAs, HAs, and brokerage accounts. You’ll also set your own retirement goal in Fidelity's Planning & Guidance Center to track your progress.
    Friday, Dec. 8 – noon-12:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, Dec. 26 – noon-12:30 p.m.
    Register here
  • Organize, Plan and Own Your Future: Making Financial Health a Priority for Women
    Designed for women, this workshop will show you how to organize your investments and build a plan to meet your financial goals.
    Wednesday, Dec. 13 – 10-11 a.m.
    Register here

TIAA

  • Make the Move Toward Long-term Financial Security: Your Mid-Career Retirement Check-in
    Participants will learn how to make retirement priorities, create a spending plan and act now for lifetime income.
    Thursday, Dec. 7 ­– noon-1 p.m.
  • Write Your Next Chapter: 5 Steps to Setting Your Retirement Date
    This event will help you decide when the time is right to retire, including estimating retirement expenses, closing income gaps and understanding key milestones that can impact retirement finances.
    Tuesday, Dec. 12 – 2-3 p.m.
  • Women 2 Women: Start to Finish
    When women are starting their careers, there’s a lot to consider – career goals, job satisfaction and achieving a work/life balance. It’s also important to consider retirement. Discover how establishing a plan now can help build your financial future.
    Wednesday, Dec. 13 – noon-1 p.m.

View webinars and register on TIAA’s Webinar Lounge page, vshow.on24.com/vshow/TIAACREF_VE/exhibit/LiveWebinarLounge?l=en. You will be asked to verify your log in to your TIAA account before you will be granted access.

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