Financial wellness is an important component of your overall well-being.

If you’re feeling stressed about finances, you’re not alone. The 2018 annual Stress in America survey conducted by the American Psychological Association shows that 64% of Americans find money to be a source of stress. So if you’re anxious about day-to-day budgeting, paying off debt or saving enough to retire, you are not alone.

Taking control of your personal finance can help you feel empowered and mitigate this stress so that you can focus on the important things in life. Boston University helps you navigate these challenges with a myriad of financial benefits, resources and programs. Explore the resources and tools listed here to learn more about what’s available to you as a BU employee.

Financial Planning Tools

  • MaxiFi and Maximize My Social Security financial planning software are free for BU employees.
  • BU Total Rewards – Your online Benefits and Compensation statement is updated monthly.
  • myFiTage – An online tool that helps you determine when your resources will cover your expenses in retirement.
  • Fidelity MyMoney – A website offering articles, videos and tools on financial topics including Money 101, Debt & Credit, Milestones, Investing and Retirement, and Careers.

Retirement Planning

  • Retirement Contribution Calculator – Are you new to BU or are you thinking about changing your contributions to the Supplemental Retirement & Savings Plan? Use this handy calculator to figure out your annual retirement savings.
  • Fidelity and TIAA  offer one-on-one appointments to help you understand your BU Retirement Savings Program.

Perks and Discounts

Being a BU employee has its perks. You have access to a variety of discounts and programs, whether you’re planning a day out with friends or running errands after work. On campus and throughout Boston, you can explore new places and save money at the same time.