Utah Money Watchers
Utah Money Watchers Conference: How to be a Savvy Consumer
March 26, 2011
8:00 am - 4:00 p.m.
KUED 7 and community partners, United Way, AARP-Utah, KUER, Utah Division of Securities, the Utah Council on Financial and Economic Education, and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation join forces tomorrow to teach consumers about ways to save, invest and avoid investment scams. The Utah Money Watchers conference is being held Saturday, March 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Marriott Downtown, 75 South West Temple.
"This event is a collaboration of media, education and financial institutions in Utah that want to help empower Utahns with the tools and resources to make sound financial decisions," says Jacqui Voland, KUED's Community Outreach Director. "The conference is an opportunity for anyone interested in learning about ways to manage, save and protect their money and investments. We encourage parents and members of the sandwich generation to bring a family member along to learn more about how to manage their hard-earned money"
Breakout sessions include:
"Helping Utahns Secure Their Financial Future" Information, resources, and tools to help you take control of your hard-earned money-whether it's getting out of debt, teaching your kids about money, saving for retirement, looking for a job, or buying a home.
Money Scams & Fraud: What does it look like and how do you know? There are many different types of fraud but one of particular concern here in Utah is affinity fraud. This session will discuss different types of fraud, what to look out for to make sound investments and make sure it doesn't happen to you.
Finance Reform: Reigning in Wall Street: What does it mean for the consumer? There have been considerable changes made in the past few years in finance reform and legislation. Utah consumers learn how these changes affect them. Senator Ben McAdams will be a guest on this panel.
Seven Steps for Debt Elimination and Financial Peace: Succeeding with money is not about what you know, it is about applying skills that work and learning how to permanently change your behavior with money.
Luncheon keynote speaker is Gov. Gary Herbert, speaking about finance reform and investment and financial literacy initiatives in Utah with additional remarks from Sen. Pat Jones on behalf of the Utah Council for Financial and Economic Literacy. Morning Keynote is Christine Keiffer, Senior Director of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.
Registration for the conference is $15 including lunch. Conference tickets can be reserved online at www.kued.org/moneywatchers or by calling 801-585-6013
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