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For Immediate Release
October 24, 2003 Contact: Cheryl Weiss
(608) 264-7868

DFI Secretary Heinemann to Welcome Fox Cities Money Conference Participants

(Madison) The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions Secretary, Lorrie Heinemann will welcome participants to the first-ever Fox Cities Money Conference on Saturday, November 8, 2003 at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton. Secretary Heinemann will talk about the value of financial education in today's evolving financial system. The Money Conference offers financial education programming for families with children as young as six years of age.

"Understanding and knowing how to manage your money is the key to financial stability today," said Secretary Heinemann. "This conference is a great investment because it offers high quality, impartial financial education for youth as well as adults. It also offers Spanish and Hmong language sessions. I encourage everyone in the Fox Cities area to participate," added Secretary Heinemann.

Other speakers include Dr. John Whitcomb, author of The Sink or Swim Money Program and guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Good Morning America, Harry Sydney III, former Green Bay Packer star and financial advisor for Navigator Planning Group, Thomas G. Scullen, Ed.D, superintendent, Appleton Area School District and 2003 Wisconsin Association of School Administrators Superintendent of the Year and Cathie Tierney, president, Community First Credit Union.

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.