Shop for advice at Dollars & Sense Market

By Staff

Shop for advice at Dollars & Sense Market

Employee Services Expo
You may need to get on a waiting list to attend some of the talks at Employee Services’ Fall Financial Expos, but you’ll have guaranteed access to key financial resources at the event’s central gathering space: the Dollars & Sense Market.

While there’s now a waiting list to attend CU Money Talks at three campus expos (Boulder, Denver and Anschutz), anyone who registers to attend the Market can simply visit tables manned by the firms that manage CU’s 401(a) Plan, PERA and many other experts able to answer your most pressing financial questions.

What is the Dollars & Sense Market anyway?

Think of the Fall Financial Expos as an open-air farmers’ market. You can pick from the finest selection of financial resources CU offers its employees by checking out the goods at each table. Register for the Market (which has no registration limits), and you’ll be greeted at the check-in table with your scannable name tag and a shopping list.

Start checking items off your list by speaking with the friendly folks at each table. You can also check off items by attending the Preparing to Retire and Money Talks, which add variety to the experience by placing you in a classroom setting to learn what steps you need to take to retire into your retirement plan (PTR) or get your finances in order (Money Talks).

The more booths you visit—and the more talks you attend—the more items you’ll check off your shopping list…and the more chances you’ll get to be entered into a drawing for an iPad.

Tables at the Market include:

  • Financial Wellness—Learn about programs this division is bringing to your department (and your desktop) to help you with everything from financially managing life events to getting money questions answered via a face-to-face consultation.
  • CU’s tuition waiver benefit—Drop by to get more information about how to apply for this financial benefit, which provides different levels of tuition coverage for each campus.
  • The ATM (Advisors Talk Money)—Visit this table to catch up with professionals from Employee Services’ benefits, payroll, international tax and retirement plan teams.
  • Representatives from the firms that manage your retirement account(s)—Meet with the folks from Fidelity, Metlife, PERA, TIAA-CREF, VALIC and Vanguard.
  • CU’s credit union partners—Speak with representatives from the credit union that serves the campus you visit to learn more about what it offers.
  • State and campus employee assistance programs—Find out what financial support you can receive from the employee assistance program that services your campus by meeting with one of its representatives.
  • Campus HR offices—Staff from each campus’ HR office will be on site at their respective campus expo to answer questions and meet you.

Sign up for the Market today, and see the entire expo schedule at

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