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For Immediate Release
September 28, 2009 Contact: Charles Evenson

DFI Supports Third Annual Wausau Money ConferenceTM

Kicks Off Area 2009 Money Smart Week Activities

(Madison) DFI Secretary Lorrie Keating Heinemann said today that DFI supports the third annual Wausau Money ConferenceTM. The event takes place Saturday, October 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at North Central Technical College. It marks the beginning of the 2009 Money Smart Week Wisconsin campaign in the Wausau area. The statewide campaign takes place October 10-17.

Successful restaurateur John Huber will be the featured speaker at the Money ConferenceTM. Mr. Huber is owner of Sam’s Pizza Palace in Schofield. The establishment celebrated it 50th anniversary last year.

“The Wausau Money Conference offers a wonderful opportunity for families to get unbiased financial information,” said Secretary Heinemann. “It is a great kickoff to the 2009 Money Smart Week Wisconsin campaign in the Wausau area. I encourage everyone to attend both.”

The Wausau Money ConferenceTM 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 “How to Understand Your Credit Report and to Improve your Credit Score,” “Budgeting Basics: How to Have More Money Than Month for a Change,” and “How to Keep Your House If You Are Behind.” Youth sessions include “So… You Want a Job” and “How Money Works.”

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 866-304-6896.

Registration and continental breakfast for the Money ConferenceTM start at 8:30 a.m. Advance registration fees are $3 for adults. Youth (under age 18) get in free if they pre-register by October 2. Walk-ins who are adults will be charged $6.00 at the door and walk-ins who are youth will be charged $2.00 at the door.

A sampling of additional Money Smart Week events:

  • Second Annual Senior Expo—10-6-09
  • Tour of Affordable Home—10-10-09
  • Home Buyer Education—10-12-09
  • Understanding the Collection Process—What the Professional Should Know—10-13-09
  • How to Buy Healthy Food Without Spending a Lot of Money—10-13-09
  • Evening of Financial Topics—10-15-09

More information about these and other events is available on the Wausau Area page of the Money Smart website at:

To register for the Money Conference: Call Asset Builders toll-free—866-304-6896 or visit: