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For Immediate Release
July 30, 2003 Contact: Cheryl Weiss
Communications Specialist
(608) 264-7868

Teachers Learn about Credit and Money at the Madison Institute

(Madison) The Madison Institute on Credit and Money has filled to capacity for the third year and is continuing to grow in stature in Wisconsin and across the country. The Institute is part of the Wisconsin Institute of Financial and Economic Education series, a teacher-training program. More than 50 teachers from diverse geographical locations in the state will attend the Institute in Madison. The goal of the Institute is to teach educators how to instruct their students about personal finance, money management and economics, and to help the teachers themselves become better money managers.

"DFI is proud to take a leadership role with the Institute as it continues to grow and make a difference," said Lorrie Keating Heinemann, Secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). "Students will gain money management skills and an understanding of basic economics that will last them a lifetime. We look forward to its continued expansion and success."

The Madison Institute on Credit and Money will be held on the campus of Edgewood College, August 4-8, 2003.

Such topics include: inflation, interest rates and financial decision making, consumer rights, fraud and consumer protection, budgeting in the real world and credit education to name a few.

The Institute also includes a tour of the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago.

The Madison Institute results from a major collaborative effort between several key private and public partners who share a common goal of promoting financial education. Chief sponsors for this year's Madison seminar are CBM Credit Education Foundation Inc., Edgewood College and DFI. The Institute also features top-notch instructors with national and local experience in the financial industry from both the public and private sector and a wealth of relevant teaching strategies, lesson plans and practical materials that fit today's fast-changing financial climate.

For more information about the Wisconsin Institute of Financial and Economic Education Series visit the DFI website at www.wdfi.org or contact David Mancl, Director, Office of Financial Education, DFI, at (608) 261-9540 or email him at: david.mancl@dfi.state.wi.us