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For Immediate Release
October 09, 2009 Contact: Charles Evenson

Media Advisory

LaCrosse County to Hold 2009 Money Smart Week WisconsinSM Kick-Off

(Madison) The LaCrosse County Money Smart Week Wisconsin planning team will hold the La Crosse County Money Smart Week Kickoff Celebration!! On Sunday, October 11 at the YMCA, 1140 Main St. from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

During Money Smart Week Wisconsin there will be nearly 40 educational events in LaCrosse County. They are sponsored by financial institutions, businesses, government agencies, schools and many other groups in the LaCrosse area to help people learn more about their money and how to manage it! Most events will be held at Western Technical College, Marine Credit Union and the YMCA-LaCrosse. A listing of events is available at:

Money Smart Week Wisconsin, created by Governor Doyle’s Council on Financial Literacy, was the first statewide financial literacy social awareness campaign in the country when it began in 2006. Its goal is to improve the financial literacy of Wisconsin citizens. It is modeled after similar campaigns run by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in the cities of Chicago and Detroit. The LaCrosse County planning group is one of 21 in the state this year.

Money Smart Week Wisconsin 2009 will run October 10-17, 2009.

LaCrosse County Kickoff

La Crosse County Money Smart Week Kickoff Celebration!!—1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. YMCA LaCrosse, 1140 Main St.

For more information contact,
Jacqueline Urban
(608) 784-8380


Mary Meehan-Strub