Financial fitness

Announcement: Are you a member of the Virginia Credit Union? VCU faculty and staff are eligible to join the Virginia Credit Union and save. You and your family can take advantage of low-cost, convenient financial services and many free financial education resources. To join, visit or call (804) 323-6800. 

2017 Financial Fitness Series

VCU Benefits and TIAA offer a series of financial fitness workshops that are free and open to all university faculty and staff and provide general savings and investment information. Workshops begin at noon and last 60-75 minutes. Bring your lunch! All workshops are held at the HR Training Building at 922 West Grace Street. For location and parking information, see Print the on-campus 2017 Financial Fitness Workshops flyer. On-campus workshops are listed below. See also the financial fitness live and recorded webinars and workshops scheduled for Spring 2017.

The information presented is of a general nature. You need not be a TIAA participant to attend. To register for these sessions, visit

February 24
Gaining Insight - Navigating Debt Consolidation & The Mortgage Process

Understand good and bad debt.
Identify how debt consolidation could work for you.
Overview of the mortgage process.
Overview of the entire lending process.

March 28
Within Reach - Transitioning From Career to Retirement

Final preparations for retirement and checklists to help plan for the first day of retirement.
Evaluating where you are now and planning your retirement story.
Accounting for social security, taxes, healthcare, insurance and estate planning.

April 20
Money At Work 2 - Sharpening Investment Skills

Evaluating your savings progress to help determine how to maximize potential growth and minimize potential risk
Getting to know your investment personality and strategies in more detail.

Please note: This course is most suited to participants who have previously attended "Money At Work 1 - Foundations of Investing" or who already have basic investing knowledge and familiarity with concepts involved in managing investment risk.