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Reminder: Watch for Wisconsin Scams in Hurricane Michael’s Wake

MADISON – As the staggering damage assessments caused by Hurricane Michael in the southeastern U.S., continue to roll out, the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) today again cautioned investors to watch out for opportunistic investment or charitable scams in Wisconsin.

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New Business Entity Filings
Up 7.2% Through September

MADISON - The number of new business entities formed in Wisconsin in the first nine months of 2018 grew by 7.2% compared to same period in 2017, according to data compiled by the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). As of September 30, new business filings totaled 36,877, compared to 34,406 in the first nine months of 2017.

The business formation data is compiled by DFI, which is the filing office for the creation of business entities in the state. DFI tracks new business entity creation on a monthly basis and posts the data on its website. The full report may be found at www.wdfi.org/corporations/HistoricalStatistics.htm.

Registration Is Open for 8th Annual Financial Literacy Summit Oct. 19 in Green Bay

MADISON – Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Wisconsin Summit on Financial Literacy to be held Friday, Oct. 19, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The conference is geared toward supporting K-12 teachers, community outreach educators, and workplace professionals who have an interest in enhancing financial and economic literacy in their communities. The summit will give attendees the opportunity to access expert knowledge, free resources, and agencies willing to support participants to reach their goals.

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Watch for Wisconsin Scams in Florence's Wake

MADISON – In the wake of widespread damage caused by Hurricane Florence, the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) today cautioned investors to watch out for opportunistic investment or charitable scams in Wisconsin.

See the full press release here.

Financial Literacy Is Key To Financial Preparedness

MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker has proclaimed the month of September as Preparedness Month and the fourth week of September (9/23-29/2018) is designated as "Saving for an Emergency Week." The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions’ (DFI) Office of Financial Literacy can help anyone looking for ways to save. "Personal financial literacy is an important life skill that can substantially improve the quality of life for people of all ages,"" according to DFI Secretary Jay Risch. "Financial education gives people the tools they need to achieve their dreams, to expand their opportunities, and to attain financial security for themselves and their families.""

See the full press release here.