|For Immediate Release
|April 02, 2004
||Contact: Cheryl Weiss
Governor Jim Doyle Announces that April is "National
Saving and Investing Month"
(Madison) Governor Jim Doyle proclaimed the month of April as "Saving
and Investing Month" in Wisconsin. The "Saving and Investing
Month" campaign is part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness
of the value of saving and investing plans. The promotion also spotlights
the growing dangers of financial fraud including identity theft.
"Although we recognize April as Saving and Investing Month, saving
and investing for your future are important all year long," said
Governor Doyle. "People who are knowledgeable about handling their
own money have a better chance of reaching their financial goals and are
essential to growing a strong economy."
Some of the financial education programs available through the Wisconsin
Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) include: The Wisconsin Institute
of Financial & Economic Education Series and the Money Conference.
DFI also helps to facilitate financial education and literacy initiatives
such as the Milwaukee Saves program and the Millionaires Club along with
providing curricula and financial education materials and offering financial
education and senior fraud presentations.
"DFI is proud to support April Saving and Investing Month and to
take a lead role in promoting financial literacy throughout the year,"
said DFI Secretary Lorrie Keating Heinemann. "Joining this national
campaign in April ensures that Wisconsin programs designed to help our
citizens achieve their financial goals are highlighted," added Secretary
April Saving and Investing Month is a joint effort of state and federal
government agencies and private sector organizations. DFI will highlight
the campaign in Wisconsin by participating in a proclamation signing ceremony
with Governor Doyle and several other organizations that support financial
education and literacy in Wisconsin. Other dates that Governor Doyle will
announce in April include: Wisconsin Teach Children to Save Day (April
22), National Credit Union Youth Week (April 18-24) and National Credit
Education Week (April 19-24)
For more information on Saving and Investing Month visit DFI's Website