|For Immediate Release
|March 1, 2006
First Annual Shawano/Menominee Counties Financial Wellness
The Money Conference™
Offers Financial Education for All Ages
(Madison) A free credit report complete with a credit score, nutritious
breakfast and lunch and adult and youth classes are among the many benefits
of attending the first-ever Shawano/Menominee County Money Conference™.
The event will be held Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Menominee Indian High
School, Keshena, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Registration opens at
The Conference will feature Vickie Oldman of Building Native Communities
and Kip Kint of Mission Ignition, Inc. as keynote speakers. A host of
other presenters will lead break-out sessions.
The Money Conference™ offers high-quality, impartial financial
education programming for families in a fun, motivational setting. Shawano/Menominee
joins Racine/Kenosha, Milwaukee, Madison, Beloit/Janesville and the Fox
Cities as sites that have hosted the event. Over 4,500 people have attended
Money Conferences over the past six years. No financial products or services
are promoted or sold.
“DFI is happy to support the first Money Conference for Shawano
and Menominee counties,” said DFI Secretary Lorrie Keating Heinemann.
“I urge everyone to take advantage of this low-cost, high return
investment that is very timely and relevant during tax season. I especially
encourage young people to attend,” added Secretary Heinemann.
Highlights of the 15 separate one-hour break-out sessions for adults
- Credit Problems . . . How You Can Fix Them
- Goal Setting and Budget Basics
- Get Smart About Vehicle Financing
- Homeownership 101
- April 15th is Coming . . . Are You Ready (taxes)
- Entrepreneurship (two sessions)
- How to Buy Food Economically and Cook Healthy Food
Age-appropriate sessions for youth (ages six to 18) include:
- Get Hooked on Saving
- Dollars and Sense
- The Juggling Act (personal finance real-life simulation for high schoolers)
Asset Builders of America, Inc., a nonprofit organization, produces the
Money Conference™ in cooperation with many area partners. Sponsors
include Wisconsin Auto and Truck Dealers Association, Menominee Tribal
Clinics Diabetes Program, Shawano Medical Center, Associated
Bank, Fannie Mae, Fox Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc., Diabetes
Prevention Board, Menominee Indian School District, WHEDA, Myrna and Robert
Vandehey Foundation and DFI.
Registration fees for the conference for pre-registered participants
are $5 for adults and $2.50 for youth. The fees for participants paying
at the door on conference day will be $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for youth.
To get more information and to register:
- Call Richard Entenmann of Asset Builders at 866-304-6896
- Call Linda Olson of UW Extension Shawano county at 715-526-6136
- Call Glenda Kaquatosh of Menominee Indian School District at 715-799-3824-Ext.