Money doesn't buy happiness. But understanding, managing, and communicating about finances can improve the quality of your life and relationships. These webinars will help you take charge of your budget as well as short-term and long-range financial planning.
Presented by the MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing
- Hiring a broker and developing a selling strategy
- Evaluating the condition of your home and making it more attractive to buyers
- Legal and financial considerations, such as liens, mortgages, permits, and condo fees
- Estimating sale proceeds based on broker fees, taxes, and other costs
- Developing a buying strategy to avoid gaps between closing and moving dates
- Securing funds for your purchase while coordinating a sale
- Other considerations, if you are not immediately buying again
Presenter: Jimmy Becker, M.B.A.; Founder, Financially Speaking
So, you’ve borrowed money and now you need to pay it back. While taking on debt is no doubt stressful, it doesn’t have to mean your world stops turning. This webinar is focused on the best strategies for borrowing money, repaying it, and creating spending strategies that will enable you to live the life you want. You will leave understanding:
- Different types of consumer debts and which to pay down first
- Your credit score and its impact on your borrowing
- Considerations around filing for bankruptcy
- When to save more money versus paying off debt
- Strategies to manage spending and generate savings
Presenter: Steven Dimitriou, A.I.F., C.P.F.C.; Managing Partner, Mayflower Advisors
Knowledge is power – especially when it comes to investing your hard-earned money! This webinar is intended for those with a foundational understanding of investments. After a brief review of Investing 101: Learn the Basics (presented in Fall 2020), we will do a deep dive into the various investment vehicles and options, specifically the advantages and disadvantages of IRAs, Roth IRAs, Annuities, and 529 Plans.
Presenter: Jeanne Mahan, M.A.; Senior Manager of College Finance, Bright Horizons College Advising
Financing a college education is a big commitment that can affect students and families for decades. So, don’t borrow willy-nilly. Invest in your future and join this webinar to better understand the various options, and the long-term consequences, that go along with borrowing. You will receive:
- An overview of available college financing options
- Information on borrowing, including who should do it, how much to borrow, what to consider when cosigning, and how to plan beyond the first year
- Tools to calculate the true cost of borrowing loans, factoring in fees, interest, and repayment terms
Are student loans getting in the way of your financial future? Receive expert guidance on your unique student loan situation, and develop a strategy to manage your—or your child’s—education debt.
Are you experiencing financial distress? Is your family unable to cover immediate, essential expenses due to additional costs or loss of income during the pandemic? Apply for assistance from the Hardship Fund, which provides financial support for eligible staff and postdocs.