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For Immediate Release
April 02, 2004 Contact: Cheryl Weiss
(608) 264-7875

Governor Jim Doyle Announces that April is "National Saving and Investing Month"

(Madison) Governor Jim Doyle proclaimed the month of April as "Saving and Investing Month" in Wisconsin. The "Saving and Investing Month" campaign is part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of saving and investing plans. The promotion also spotlights the growing dangers of financial fraud including identity theft.

"Although we recognize April as Saving and Investing Month, saving and investing for your future are important all year long," said Governor Doyle. "People who are knowledgeable about handling their own money have a better chance of reaching their financial goals and are essential to growing a strong economy."

Some of the financial education programs available through the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) include: The Wisconsin Institute of Financial & Economic Education Series and the Money Conference. DFI also helps to facilitate financial education and literacy initiatives such as the Milwaukee Saves program and the Millionaires Club along with providing curricula and financial education materials and offering financial education and senior fraud presentations.

"DFI is proud to support April Saving and Investing Month and to take a lead role in promoting financial literacy throughout the year," said DFI Secretary Lorrie Keating Heinemann. "Joining this national campaign in April ensures that Wisconsin programs designed to help our citizens achieve their financial goals are highlighted," added Secretary Heinemann.

April Saving and Investing Month is a joint effort of state and federal government agencies and private sector organizations. DFI will highlight the campaign in Wisconsin by participating in a proclamation signing ceremony with Governor Doyle and several other organizations that support financial education and literacy in Wisconsin. Other dates that Governor Doyle will announce in April include: Wisconsin Teach Children to Save Day (April 22), National Credit Union Youth Week (April 18-24) and National Credit Education Week (April 19-24)

For more information on Saving and Investing Month visit DFI's Website at: