|For Immediate Release
|September 30, 2003
||Contact: Cheryl Weiss
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
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 www.wdfi.org or
the Asset Builders website at www.assetbuilders.org.
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.