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TIAA July 2024 Webinars

Live Webinars

The monthly webinars are below.

Remember – All webinars are recorded and available for viewing 90 days after the live event! Simply use the same registration link below

Spanish-speaking webinars 

We are offering financial education webinars in Spanish. The webinars can be accessed here: TIAA.org/RecursosEducativos.

July Webinars

Quarterly Economic Update
Hear from our chief investment officer about challenges investors are facing and tips on how to navigate them. We’ll share our views on the state of the U.S. economy and key market drivers, recent financial policies and investing in public markets.
Wednesday, July 10, 2024
12:00 p.m. ET
11:00 a.m. CT
10:00 a.m. PT
Register here: Quarterly Economic Market Update (on24.com)

She’s got it: A woman’s guide to saving and investing
Learn how to prepare for your future. Join us for a revealing trip through investing and saving strategies developed especially with women in mind. Your money shouldn’t be sitting around doing nothing. We’ll show you the simple secrets to saving more while you learn the core concepts that guide all investing, get motivated, build a plan and take action. You will find ways to take on life’s challenges without damaging future financial well-being and discover more about yourself with the Financial Personality Type Quiz.
Tuesday, July 16, 2024
2:00 p.m. ET
1:00 p.m. CT
12:00 PT
Register here: She’s Got It: A woman’s guide to saving and investing (on24.com)

Your new TIAA: Discover the redesigned online experience
The new TIAA experience presents a picture of your retirement with advice and content that is tailored to inform, motivate, and reassure you during your retirement journey. It’s a reflection of your savings story that evolves to get and keep you on track towards building a secure retirement. Join us for a walk-through of the new features:
• Find all of your accounts, all in one place.
• Set and reach your retirement goals.
• Get personalized recommendations and answers to common questions.
• Peruse educational resources for insights on managing your money.
• Easily connect with TIAA for the advice you need.  
Thursday, July 18, 2024
12:00 p.m. ET
11:00 a.m. CT
10:00 a.m. PT
Register here: Your new TIAA: Discover the redesigned online experience (on24.com)

Basic Social Security Strategies
Social Security will likely play a significant role in building your retirement income. It’s part of a critical safety net for most retirees. When you’re formulating your retirement plans, it’s helpful to have an understanding of how and when you can rely on Social Security income.
Thursday, July 25, 2024
3:00 p.m. ET
2:00 p.m. CT
1:00 p.m. PT
Register here: Basic Social Security strategies (on24.com)

TIAA June 2024 Webinars

Live Webinars

The monthly webinars are below.

Remember – All webinars are recorded and available for viewing 90 days after the live event! Simply use the same registration link below

Spanish-speaking webinars 

We are offering financial education webinars in Spanish. The webinars can be accessed here: TIAA.org/RecursosEducativos.

June Webinars

Write Your Next Chapter: Five steps to setting your retirement date
For anyone starting to think seriously about when to retire, this webinar takes you through five steps to deciding when the time is right, including estimating retirement expenses, closing any income gaps and understanding key milestones that can impact your retirement finances.
Tuesday, June 4, 2024
12:00 p.m. ET
Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4479278/1BE7DFB9A00B455DCD51575BAA3BF7C9

Charting Your Course: A financial guide for women
Your money shouldn’t be sitting around doing nothing—and in this session, you won’t be either. Our goal is to help give you an idea of where you are, figure out where you want to be and, of course, consider how you’re going to get there.
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
2:00 p.m. ET
Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4495572/8BD5B5ACA0136FC56D61F42AEEE547BD

The Starting Line: Beginning to save for retirement
There’s no time like the present to save for the future. Sometimes it’s hard to think about retirement when you’re just starting out in your career. The truth is, that’s when thinking ahead can do the most good! It all starts with some practical knowledge.
Thursday, June 20, 2024
3:00 p.m. ET
Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4495562/E26A5846E73CE0E4845135FBFE38FA43

Take Control of Your Financial Life: Five steps to managing money and debt
If you’re just starting out or want to improve your day-to-day financial skills, this webinar will help you learn how to manage your money and balance your priorities so you can enjoy life now and save for the future.  
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
1:00 p.m. ET
Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4479258/86D6977DDE6BED7335198D02BA3D0E9A

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Northstar EAP reminds you that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Michigan Tech has invested in your mental health and wellbeing. Discover your employee assistance program benefit at www.northstareap.com

  • View FAQs on the NorthStar EAP site
  • Resources available for self-care
  • Text for mental health coaching tool option
  • Check out the Northstar Resource portal

Take care of yourself, during this month and always!

May 2024 TIAA Webinars

Live Webinars

The monthly webinars are below.
Remember – All webinars are recorded and available for viewing 90 days after the live event! Simply use the same registration link below

Spanish-speaking webinars
TIAA is offering financial education webinars in Spanish. The webinars can be accessed here: TIAA.org/RecursosEducativos.

May Webinars

Opening Doors To the Future: Save in a 529 College Savings Plan
In this webinar you can learn how 529 college savings plans work and how to invest in one for a child, grandchild, yourself or another loved one.
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
12:00 p.m. ET
Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4479333/FD271C539F4F66A9D1888E517540C96A

Invest for Success: Five principles you need to know
No matter where you are in your career journey, this webinar can help you understand the key principles of investing for retirement. From compounding to handling taxes to choosing investments, you’ll learn that how you invest for retirement is just as important as how much you save.
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
2:00 p.m. ET
Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4479318/F6053AE065609A46F4E8D9818ED8569C

Basic Estate Planning Strategies
Ensuring that our assets will pass to loved ones and causes that are near and dear is important to most of us. Discover the components of a basic estate plan and strategies to ensure that your wishes are met.
Thursday, May 16, 2024
3:00 p.m. ET
Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4479302/EA977B826A81007F05D4627F33EBCAE0

Make the move toward long-term financial security: Your mid-year retirement check in
For anyone halfway down the road to retirement, this webinar is a critical checkpoint. It takes you through the keys to successful money management, how to juggle competing financial demands and retirement saving strategies that can help put you on the path to lifelong financial security.
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
1:00 p.m. ET
Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4479293/3131F7D8FB01A94B7E9A73A4BCA5C394

United States: Summer 2024 Travel Planning for Foreign Nationals by Fragomen

  • If you are a foreign national planning to travel internationally this summer, make sure that you have all the necessary documents, including a passport with sufficient remaining validity, a valid U.S. visa in the appropriate classification, and advance permission to travel if necessary.
  • If you will need to apply for a visa while you are abroad, be prepared for possible delays in visa issuance.
  • On reentry to the United States, expect thorough screening at the port of entry.

For more information, visit this link.

TIAA Webinars: March 2024

The Starting Line: Beginning to save for retirement
There’s no time like the present to save for the future. Retirement may not seem especially pressing right now, but the truth is, now is when you can do the most good for your future.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
12:00 p.m. ET
Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4424782/703C3EE185AF14E06D7E65B65469F9BF

Attention to Detail: Financial finishing touches for women
What does your financial future hold? Financial success can often complicate your life, and we’d like to help. You’ll learn some ways to stay in control of the portfolio you’ve accumulated.

Thursday, March 14, 2024
1:00 p.m. ET
Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4434247/52CDD70FC32FA546DBC833D8B24A96AD

Paycheck for Life: Set your sights on retirement security
Do you have a plan to avoid outliving your retirement savings? In this webinar, you’ll learn how to leverage a portion of your savings to create a retirement paycheck that’s guaranteed as long as you live.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
12:00 p.m. ET
Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4424784/86A751D4D2AEE46C8F114A5D5C0D1C0A

Live with Confidence in Retirement: Five steps to creating your retirement income plan
If you’re thinking about making the transition to retirement, this webinar is essential for understanding how to create an income plan that helps you maximize your savings.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
3:00 p.m. ET
Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4434264/58AD6439263CDF15144DD58D801D5377

Fragomen: Budget Impasse Could Lead to Federal Shutdown, Though Some Immigration Processing Would Continue

(From Immigration Services)

If appropriations legislation or a stopgap spending bill is not passed by Congress by September 30, 2023, the federal government will enter a partial shutdown on October 1.  

A shutdown is by no means certain.  However, USCIS benefit and State Department visa and citizenship document processing will continue, though with potential delays. 
Department of Labor immigration functions such as LCA, prevailing wage, and PERM processing would be suspended in a shutdown until Congress passes a stopgap spending measure or an FY 2024 budget.

To read the full article, click here.

Summer Travel Planning for Foreign Nationals

If you are a foreign national planning to travel internationally this summer, make sure that you have all the necessary documents, including a passport with sufficient remaining validity, a valid U.S. visa in the appropriate classification, and advance permission to travel if necessary.

If you will need to apply for a visa while you are abroad, be prepared for possible delays in visa issuance.

On reentry to the United States, expect thorough screening at the port of entry.

For more information, visit this link.

Husky Health Incentive Payout

Benefits eligible employees who participated in Husky Health for 2022 and submitted a Husky Health Checklist will receive their elected incentive on Friday, February 24, 2023.

If you elected the Husky Health incentive as a payout to your HSA or FSA you will see this reflected on your pay stub. Employees that elected the incentive for a membership at the SDC, Mont Ripley or Portage Lake Golf Course will be able to redeem their incentive payout on or after February 24, 2023.

Find out more information about Husky Health and other wellness benefits online.

Questions? Contact the Benefits office at benefits@mtu.edu or 487-2517