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For Immediate Release
September 30, 2003 Contact: Cheryl Weiss
(608) 264-7868

First Fox Cities Personal Finance Conference-The Money Conference™ Offers Financial Education for All Ages

(Madison) A free credit report is only one of the many benefits for participants at the first ever Fox Cities Money Conference™. The event will be held Saturday, November 8, 2003 at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC), 1825 N. Bluemound Dr. in Appleton. The first 100 adults to arrive will also receive a coupon for a free future credit counseling session.

The Money Conference™ offers high-quality, impartial financial education programming for adults and youth in a fun, motivational setting. Milwaukee, Madison, and the Beloit/Janesville area all have hosted the popular event several times in recent years. Each location drew record attendance.

"We are pleased to help bring the Money Conference™ to the Fox Cities for the first time," said Lorrie Keating Heinemann, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). "It is a great low-cost investment with a big return that makes a difference in people's lives. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity during these hard economic times to learn how to manage their money."

Sessions will focus on building net worth, understanding employee benefit packages, accessing health care, using credit to one's advantage among other related topics. Also provided will be wealth-building tips, age-appropriate sessions for youth (ages six to 18), Spanish and Hmong language sessions, and loads of door prizes. Limited child care is available for youth between the ages of 2 and 5 by calling Marge Rubin (920) 735-4878 to make arrangements by November 1, 2003. A sign language interpreter for the hearing impaired will be available upon request by calling (608) 663-6332 before October 17, 2003.

Registration fees for the conference are $10 for adults and $5 for youth (18 and under). They include free continental breakfast, lunch, and parking. Registration and continental breakfast start at 7:45 a.m., with programming beginning at 8:30 a.m. A downloadable pre-registration form is available from the DFI website at or the Asset Builders website at For more information, contact Teresa Walker of DFI at (608) 267-1713, Richard Entenmann of Asset Builders of America, Inc. at (608) 663-6332, or Kerry Arndt of the Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities at (920) 731-6644.