It’s an investment account designed to help families save for education. Most states sponsor their own 529 plan, often with special benefits for state residents. Easy to start. Easy to save. Open an account. There’s no minimum to start. Make saving automatic. Set up recurring contributions right from your bank account. Contribute at work. Sign up for payroll direct … [Read more...] about So, what is a 529 account?
Financial Wellness is a state of financial well-being allowing management of bills and expenses, debt payment, withstanding unexpected financial emergencies and plan for long-term financial goals. Four Elements of Financial Wellness Present Future Security Having control over day-to-day and month-to-month finances Having the capacity to absorb a financial … [Read more...] about What is Financial Wellness?
Start smart with Missouri’s 529 plan. If you have kids, you have questions. And one of the big ones is, how will you save enough for their education? For starters, it’s important to understand that: It’s better to save than it is to borrow. In most cases, 529 savings won’t impact your child's eligibility for student aid. In all likelihood, you will have to pay some … [Read more...] about MOST- Missouri’s 529 Education Plan webinars
Take Small steps to make a big difference later. To celebrate America Saves Week, TIAA challenges you to contribute an extra penny on every dollar to your retirement account. Just 1% now has the potential for a lot more in growth by the time you retire. With pretax contributions, more money goes into your account than comes out of your paycheck. One percent doesn’t seem like … [Read more...] about America Saves Week
You have earned it, with planning, maximize your financial gain Need help with your finances? The New Directions employee assistant program (EAP) , has multiple financial resources; including online education tools, webinars, financial consults, and/or counseling. The New directions EAP program is available to both full and part time employees. Log in using code MSU. Are … [Read more...] about Compensation Increase