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Maize and You

Financial Insights for University Faculty & Staff

If you’ve found my blog, chances are that you either work at the University of Michigan, have worked there in the past, or know someone that works there currently. Over the past several years of my career, I’ve realized that the University community is under-served as it relates to their personal finances. They are often overlooked when it comes to public information and guidance relating to their work benefits. Although my day job keeps me busy working directly with individuals and families to assist in leveraging the resources of the University to help achieve their personal goals, I also believe it’s important to share some of this information with the general public. Please feel free to reach out to me with questions you want to see answered in future blog posts!

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Many of you may already know that you have a Legal Plan available to you through the University of Michigan. I find that most people don’t have a clear understanding of what types of benefits are available through the plan, or...


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

If you are reading this blog because you have considered leaving the University of Michigan at one point or another, you are not alone! Working with University faculty and staff every day, I am often presented with the question of...


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Ok, maybe shouldn’t is too strong of a word. The intention of this post is to share with you why there is most likely no reason for you to jump through hoops of making a backdoor Roth contribution when a far easier (and more...


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2019! A new year! A new you! At least that’s what I manage to convince myself of in January every year. I always seem to start off with that invincible feeling. I can do this! This year will be different! Whether it is 2 weeks...