Now's the time to focus on your finances

Start the year off by strengthening one of the four pillars of your well-being: financial, physical, emotional, and social

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Each quarter this year, JHU Healthy at Hopkins will focus on one of four well-being pillars: financial, physical, emotional, and social. For this first quarter, the focus is on financial well-being.

Whether you are looking for budgeting or wealth management tools, as a Johns Hopkins University employee you have access to a range of resources to support your financial well-being.

JHU has partnered with Marsh McLennan Agency, an independent investment adviser, whose MMA Prosper Wise digital platform is a one-stop hub for all things regarding financial planning. Below, you can read about MMA Prosper Wise and other financial tools available to you.

Have you signed up for your Financial Well-Being site?

Through MMA's Prosper Wise—your Financial Well-Being site—you can access educational videos, live and on-demand webinars, news articles, infographics, financial calculators, and more. You can even schedule time to meet virtually with a financial coach. Click here to sign up for your free account.

Explore all the site has to offer, including the new Money Mindfulness tab that you can reach right from your dashboard. Here you can learn about your money personality and financial stress score, and access tools such as financial journaling and money meditations.

Be sure to schedule a consultation to speak with a financial professional from MMA regarding any questions that are specific to your individual financial needs. You can discuss debt management, budgeting, Social Security, retirement, and more.

MMA live webinar: Women & Retirement, 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 21. As women continue to learn and earn, they hold more power than ever in their own financial lives and in their families. MMA is now offering additional resources and time to connect on the topic of retirement, specifically for women. In a live webinar titled Women & Retirement, MMA's expert on women and money, Jennifer Sahady, will share tips for success and thought-provoking ideas for a solid financial future. Register here. Following the session, those registered will receive a recording of it.

MMA video: Smart Banking Practices for Managing Your Money. Check out MMA's Smart Banking Practices for Managing Your Money video to become more familiar with smart banking practices you can use to manage your money, including direct deposits, automatic bill pay, managing your checking accounts, and more.

TaxSlayer and other financial resources

In addition to MMA offerings, you have access to other resources to support your financial well-being. From budgeting to purchasing a home to saving for a major purchase, the Johns Hopkins Employee Assistance Program, or JHEAP, offers free financial consultation and tools to help you feel more in control of your financial situation.

And right in time for tax season, you have online access to TaxSlayer, cloud-based tax preparation software that offers the option to prepare, print, and e-file your simple federal and state tax returns for free. Log on to CCA@Your Service (company code: JHEAP) and search TaxSlayer to access.

Call JHEAP at 888-978-1262 or log on to (company code: JHEAP) for additional financial and legal resources.

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