Retirement Planning Tools & Information

Preparing for Retirement

Do you have questions about retiring from MSU?  Review answers to your top questions about preparing for retirement.

Education Program

Roadmap to Retirement

Designed for the employee approaching retirement in the next two years.

If you are a MSU faculty or staff member, and you have decided to retire within a year or two, you may want to consider attending the Roadmap to Retirement class. This half-day workshop covers a range of topics critical to your successful retirement. Your itinerary for this journey will include:

  • Your MSU benefits in retirement
  • Overview of Social Security
  • Financial preparation tips for retirement

How to Enroll

You can check course availability and enroll through the EBS portal. Login and click on My Career and Training, then the Courses for Employees at MSU tile. Click Browse Current Courses, then Organization and Professional Development. Click on the All Current Courses folder, then Roadmap to Retirement. For help with enrollment, contact OPD at 517-355-0183.

Webinars and Online Tools

If you are unable to attend the Roadmap to Retirement workshop detailed above, you can find the content and resources from the workshop below.

Maximize Social Security in Your Retirement Strategy  - This webinar will help you understand different Social Security choices and how to put a plan in place to prepare for living in retirement.

Turn Your Savings into Retirement Income  - This webinar will help you learn why it's important to have a plan for generating income in retirement and factors to consider when transitioning your savings into retirement income.

Other Resources:

Preparing for Retirement Checklist

MSU Payroll Calculator


Tools and Resources


Tools and Resources

Social Security

Social Security Retirement Planning: It's Never Too Early or Too Late to Start Planning live webinar -  This live webinar from the Social Security Administration is offered once a month from January through November at varying days and times for your convenience.

Request Individual Appointment

Individual appointments may be scheduled by contacting the investment sponsor directly. Availability and times are at the discretion of the investment sponsor.