Oakland County, Michigan/Human Resources/Retirement/Upcoming Individual Consultations & Seminars

Upcoming Individual Consultations & Seminars

Did you know you have no cost financial guidance and advice at your fingertips? 

Each month representatives from Empower (formerly Prudential ) and Graystone Consulting are available virtually to meet with employees and retirees on a 1:1 basis. In addition, 1-hour educational seminars are available each month as well.

Empower Virtual Individual Consultation

Schedule a one-on-one Virtual Meeting with Thomas May, Empower Retirement Counselor.  Contact him directly by phone: (248) 846-3289, email: Thomas.May@Empower.com or schedule a retirement plan consultation here.

Graystone Consulting

Contact Amy Cole 248-740-7106 or Erik Burger at 248-740-7160 from Graystone Consulting for a one-on-one financial advisor consultation.

2022 Webinar Wednesday Series: 

Universal Registration Link for all Webinars making registering simple.

Date                                   Time                                      Register for this Webinar  

July 13, 2022                   2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.          Young Families:  From Dollars to Diapers & Beyond - In this session,                                                                                           we go over strategies to help expecting and new mons and                                                                                                          dads prepare for parenthood, financially speaking.

July 20, 2022                   2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.         Considerations for Families of Children w/Disabilities - Understanding                                                                                           those challenges, as well as the related financial considerations and                                                                                           support needed for each of them, is essential in empowering parents                                                                                           to help their children achieve their goals. 

July 27, 2022                   2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.          Raising Money Savvy Kids - In this session, we talk through strategies                                                                                           for raising financially savvy kids.

August 10, 2022             2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.          Path to Financial Wellness - This seminar is designed to
                                                                                           teach strategies for managing financial obligations and charting the                                                                                            path to improved financial well-being.

August 17, 2022              2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.        Building Strong Financial Strategies for the Immigrant Community - In                                                                                           this session, we discuss best practices to help immigrants reach their                                                                                             financial goals, including sending money to loved ones abroad and                                                                                              saving for education expenses.

August 24, 2022             2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.         Investing 101 - This session covers the fundamentals of investing to                                                                                             help individuals make informed decisions and put their money to                                                                                           work for them.

September 14, 2022    2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.         Education Expense Planning - This session covers some of the basics to                                                                                         help individuals developm what may be the right strategy for their                                                                                         situation.

September 21, 2022    2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.        Economic Empowerment for the Latina Community - This seminar                                                                                        covers wealth management basics and best practices to help Lantina                                                                                        Americans in planning for the future.

September 28, 2022    2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.        Financial Empowerment for First Generation College Graduates - This                                                                                       session aims to provide tools to navigate the challenges from paying off                                                                                       student loans to saving for the next generation's education expenses.


New financial wellness service will help employees manage debt

There is nothing more potentially devastating to anyone's finances than credit card debt. But participants in the Oakland County retirement savings plans will be offered resources to help take control of their debt. This new service is offered by Prudential in partnership with the national non-profit GreenPath. It will provide debt management advice and tools to help Oakland County retirement plan participants increase their overall financial health.

GreenPath offers a free initial credit counseling session. Among the services offered is a debt repayment plan negotiated by GreenPath on employees' behalf and carries a monthly service fee. GreenPath works with individuals to pay their outstanding principal over a three- to five-year period. 

Those who want to be proactive may call GreenPath for an initial free debt consultation at 877-444-5606 and use code 19784.

RHS Fund Changes - VEBA HRA Investment Questions

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