Madison – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is promoting financial education awareness at the Third Annual Money ConferenceTM at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 16 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Featured speakers and financial providers will talk about the importance of financial education and money management resources that are available in the community. The Money ConferenceTM is targeted toward low- and moderate-income families and will offer education and training about credit, the importance of money management and what programs and services are available to families wanting to start a savings or investment program.
"Knowing how to effectively manage your money is the cornerstone to financial stability, especially during difficult economic times," said Jodi Owens, Financial Education Specialist for DWD. "This conference offers high-quality, impartial financial education for adults and youth including wealth-building tips and informational sessions for all ages, including sessions in Spanish."
DWD, the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, CBM Credit Education Foundation and Asset Builders of America, along with other businesses and social services agencies collaborated to offer this conference. Conference costs are $10 for adults and $5 for youth (18 and under) and a free credit report will be offered to all adults. Attendees will receive a free continental breakfast, lunch and parking. For more information, call Teresa Walker of DFI at 608/267-1713 or Richard Entenmann of Asset Builders of America at 608-663-6332. A brochure and a pre-registration form are available at: www.wdfi.org or www.assetbuilders.org .