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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