Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:00am
You can learn all about how 529 College Savings Plans work and how to invest in one for a child, grandchild, yourself or other loved one. Summer learning programs are a great way to help keep your financial goals on track.  Reserve your sport today.
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 2:00pm
You can give your retirement savings a checkup and learn steps to help you get back on track if you are behind. Summer programs are a great way to keep your financial goals on track.  Reserve your spot today.
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 1:00pm
Register today!   Overview/Description Once children leave home, whether to attend college or embark on a career, through marriage or resettlement, the parent’s role often seems unclear. The changes that accompany the “empty nest” in the functioning of a household can be initially unsettling and require adjustment time. While many parents often make light of looking forward to having children move out of the home after the fact, it is often accompanied by mixed feelings, changes in relationships between husband and wife and ultimately recognition of the passing of a life stage that takes time to absorb. Target Audience All levels of staff with children 18 years and older. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Identify the financial impact of an “empty nest” Describe the two key roles for parents of financially-dependent college-aged children Identify the planning required when children become financially-independent Identify the mental and emotional preparation required to transition through this life stage Describe ways to adapt to the “empty nest” Describe how to “let go in order to help them grow” Identify what to do when your child returns home Identify ways parents can help their adult children become financially stable and emotionally independent Describe ways to re-engage your time in the dual pursuits of quality relationships and individual personal interests Identify the emotional and self-image transitions that occur in this stage of life Brought to you by Guidance Resources, OSU's Employee Assistance Program.   Your GuidanceResources® benefits will give you and any member of the household confidential support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues. These services are provided at no charge to benefits eligible employees and their household.  GuidanceResources® is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are three ways to access your GuidanceResources® benefits: Call 855.850.2397. You’ll speak to a counseling professional who will listen to your concerns and can guide you to the appropriate services you require. Visit GuidanceResources Online at, click the link for I am a first time user, enter OKSTATEEAP as your Web ID, then create your user ID and password Download the GuidanceResources® Now app for your mobile device. If you have any questions regarding this benefit, please contact Employee Benefits at (405) 744-5449.