The deadline is today to register for Money Management Counselors' second annual Financial Wellness Conference for adults as well as juniors and seniors in high school, taking place from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Sturgeon Bay High School. Admission is free, refreshments are provided and child care is available on a limited basis.
Many local vendors will be on hand for the duration of the conference to provide information, handouts and free gifts. All participants will be entered into a door prize drawing to be held at the closing of the conference.
Money Management Counselors is a not-for-profit organization serving Door and Kewaunee counties since 1994. Director Gay Pustaver is a certified consumer credit counselor and housing counselor and has been with FISC (Financial information Service Center) since 1995.
There will be no selling or pressure to buy any financial products at the conference. The goal is to offer a number of topics pertinent to adults and high school upperclassmen, giving them the information they need to identify money pitfalls, learn about resources, plan for the future and go forward with a higher level of financial self-esteem.
The keynote speaker is Ken Shaurette of Financial Institution Products Corp. Shaurette is an experienced security and audit professional with a strong understanding of complex computing environments, legislative and regulatory requirements and security solutions. Adult breakout sessions include how to stretch food dollars, estate planning, identity theft, building credit, digital pickpocket and reverse mortgages.
Other adult session presenters are Jenny Spude of the University of Wisconsin-Extension office; Dennis McIntosh, Baylake Bank Security; attorney Robert Ross; and Jim Cullen, MSI Reverse Martgage. There is a panel session for teens called "Choo$ing $ucce$$" to discuss the financial ramifications and considerations of a variety of after high school choices.