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For Immediate Release
September 22, 2008 Contact: Charles Evenson
608-266-2026

DFI Supports 2nd Annual Wausau Money ConferenceTM

Features Susan Klun, Free-Lance Writer, Financial Counselor and Author

(Madison) DFI Secretary Lorrie Keating Heinemann said today that DFI supports the second annual Wausau Money ConferenceTM. The event takes place Saturday, September 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau

Susan Klun, president of Money Tutor LLC, will be the featured speaker. Mrs. Klun is author of Plotting and Sailing the Course: A Workbook for Life, a book based on a journal Klun kept while she and her husband worked with Catholic Charities to get their debt under control. She also is a member of the Get Smart Wausau Coalition and Marathon Area Business Association.

“The Wausau Money Conference offers a wonderful opportunity for families to get unbiased financial information from experts they can trust and to start taking control of their financial future,” said Secretary Heinemann. “I encourage everyone to attend, particularly young people and to keep learning about personal finance during Money Smart Week Wisconsin.”

The event offers impartial financial programming for families in a fun, motivational setting. Its structure includes several one-hour breakout sessions for both personal finance novices and more advanced money managers. Adult sessions include “Landlord/Tenant: Mythbusting…Bring Your Questions,” “Understanding Credit and Your Credit Score” and “Real World Financial Planning.” Youth sessions include “So… You Want a Job” and “To Spend or Not to Spend.”

A program highlight will be the Finance and Investment Challenge Bowl (FICB). It offers teams of high school students the opportunity to compete against each other for cash prizes. The FICB uses the same format as the former College Bowl TV show.

Adult participants at the Money ConferenceTM get a free copy of their credit report that includes their credit score and can meet one-on-one with a credit expert. The event includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Limited free childcare for ages two through six is available only for those who pre-register and call in advance. Attendees will have numerous opportunities to win door prizes throughout the day. Limited scholarships are available by calling 608-663-6332.

Registration and continental breakfast for the Money ConferenceTM start at 7:30 a.m. Advance registration fees are $3 for adults. Youth (under age 18) are free. Walk-ins who are adults will be charged $4.00 at the door and walk-ins who are youth will be charged $1.00 at the door.

To register: Call Asset Builders toll-free at 866-304-6896 or visit: www.assetbuilders.org