Financial Wellness for Public Employees
A webinar series from the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office


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This webinar series is offered free of charge but registration is required.

October 19, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
WV Retirement Plus: Your bridge to a secure retirement
Retirement income can come from multiple sources. If you are a government employee in West Virginia, learn how the WV Retirement Plus plan can help you bridge the gap in your retirement income plan.
Presented by:
Catherine Preston | Empower Retirement
Andrew Wyne | Empower Retirement
October 20, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saving for your child’s future
Whether your child aspires to be a teacher, a welder, or a biochemist, West Virginia’s SMART529 can help provide the necessary savings to cover the cost. If you have a child with a disability, a WVABLE plan can help you save and invest for their future needs. Both plans offer tax incentives for West Virginia residents as well as easy contribution options for state employees.
Presented by:
Jørn Otte | SMART529
Roxanne Clay | WVABLE
October 21, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Understanding Market Volatility
The history of the financial markets can tell us one thing for certain: Volatility is a normal part of investing. This session will help you understand what that means and what you can do to stay on track for retirement.
Presented by:
Catherine Preston | Empower Retirement
Andrew Wyne | Empower Retirement
October 26, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Roth Option: Is it the right choice for you?
The Roth option allows you to make contributions with after-tax dollars as opposed to a traditional retirement savings strategy using pre-tax dollars. In other words, you pay the taxes up front and receive the tax benefit at retirement when the contributions and growth on your account are received as tax-free income.
Presented by:
Catherine Preston | Empower Retirement
Andrew Wyne | Empower Retirement
October 27, 2021
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Retirement plans for educators: 403(b) vs. 457(b)
Attention teachers and school service personnel! Are you preparing for the future with a 403(b) or 457(b)retirement savings plan? Attend this special session to learn how these tax-advantaged plans for school employees can help you reach your savings goal.
Presented by:
Don Jurgens | Empower Retirement
Catherine Preston | Empower Retirement
Andrew Wyne | Empower Retirement
October 28, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Establishing financial direction
Have you ever looked at your checking account and wondered where all of your money has gone or why your credit score isn’t where you think it should be? You’re not alone! This session will focus on managing your money, saving to meet your personal financial goals, and building or repairing your credit.
Presented by:
Amy Pridemore | WVU Center for Financial Literacy and Education
The Treasury does not collect state taxes. Visit the The West Virginia State Tax Department for assistance.

West Virginia State Treasurer's Office
1900 Kanawha Boulevard
Capitol Complex Building #1, Room E-145
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
304-558-5000 Toll Free: 800-422-7498
Hours: 8am-5pm (ET)

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