|For Immediate Release
|March 15, 2005
DFI Joins in Sponsoring the Fourth Annual Beloit/Janesville
(Madison) The fourth annual Beloit/Janesville Money Conference will be
held Saturday, March 19, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at McNeel Middle
School in Beloit. DFI is one of several major sponsors of the event.
The Money Conference provides impartial financial education in a user-friendly
environment for the whole family at low cost, including three sessions
in Spanish. Adult participants receive a copy of their credit reports
with their credit scores. A Racine/Kenosha conference is tentatively scheduled
for fall 2005. Nearly 3,200 people have attended past Money Conferences
which have been held in Milwaukee, Madison, and the Fox River Valley.
“I urge people in the Beloit/Janesville area to take advantage
of this opportunity,” said DFI Secretary Lorrie Keating Heinemann.
“It is a fun, even entertaining program with great speakers and
instructors who teach you about money. Whether you’re dealing with
credit card debt, applying for a mortgage or buying groceries, every financial
decision has an impact on your quality of life. You owe it to yourself
to make smart decisions. I particularly encourage young people to attend.”
Professor Mark Schug of UW-Milwaukee will be keynote speaker at the morning
opening general session. Dr. Schug is director of UW-Milwaukee’s
Center for Economic Education, and his research and teaching focus on
economic education and market reforms in education. Dr. Schug has written
and edited more than 180 publications including articles, books, and book
Luncheon speaker will be Redonna Rodgers, director of Milwaukee’s
Center for Teaching Entrepreneurship, an organization that teaches youths
the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, business and financial literacy.
Last year she was recognized for her work by the Manhattan Institute for
Policy Research. The institute annually honors non-profit leaders who
have found innovative, private solutions for America's most pressing social
A highlight of this year’s Conference will be the Finance and Investment
Challenge Bowl (FICB) competition between teams from Beloit Memorial High
School and Janesville Parker High School. The FICB tests the financial
knowledge of the competitors and provides cash prizes to the winners.
Registration and continental breakfast start at 7:30 a.m. and programming
begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration fees are $5 for adults and $2.50 for
youth (ages 18 and under) if paid in advance, and $6 for adults and $3
for youth if registering on the day of the conference. They include the
continental breakfast, lunch and parking. A brochure describing the Money
Conference and a pre-registration form are available for downloading from
the Asset Builder of America, Inc. website at www.assetbuilders.org.
For more information, please call Richard Entenmann of Asset Builders
of America, Inc. toll free at 866-304-6896.