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For Immediate Release
February 27, 2004 Contact: Cheryl Weiss
(608) 264-7875

Money Conference Returns to Beloit/Janesville

(Madison) The third annual Money Conference: You and Your Money returns to Blackhawk Technical College on Saturday, March 6, 2004. The conference offers impartial financial education programming in a fun and stimulating setting for the whole family.

Dr. John Odom, president and founder of Odom and Associates, LLC, will be the keynote speaker for the opening general session of the conference. Mr. Odom has been an executive coach, teacher, consultant, and speaker for more than 25 years, has also done extensive consulting for Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, governmental agencies, universities and nonprofit groups. He is the author of Saving Black America: An Economic Plan for Civil Rights, published in 2001.

"Mr. Odom offers a wealth of experience and a dynamic, engaging style. I encourage everyone with an interest in managing their money better to attend this event," added DFI Secretary Lorrie Keating Heinemann.

Other speakers include Professor Michael Gutter, UW-Madison, Liz Porrazzo, American Express Financial Advisors, Susan Maciolek, National Association of Investors Corporation, Mike Dubis, Touchstone Financial, LLC, Francisca Amador, Blackhawk State Bank, Sheila Seigel, Internal Revenue Service, Jenny Taylor, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Dennis Baskin, UW-Whitewater and Fran Brien and Vivian Byerly, Neighborhood Housing Services of Beloit.

Every adult who attends the conference receives a free copy of his or her credit report. Other benefits include wealth-building tips, door prizes, games, continental breakfast, lunch and free parking. Adult sessions deal with Common Cents-Spending Secrets of the Millionaire Next Door, How to Make the Most of Your Employer Benefits, How to Start and Manage an Investment Club, Rent Smart, Down with Debt, Understanding Credit Scoring and Credit Reports, How to Improve Your Credit Score and other topics. Age-appropriate sessions for youth include Entrepreneurship for Kids, Common Cents Economics, and the Cash Flow Game. Some sessions will be conducted in Spanish.

Registration and continental breakfast start at 7:45 a.m. and programming begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration fees are $10 for adults and $5 for youth (ages 18 and under). A brochure describing The Money Conference and a pre-registration form are available at the Asset Builders of America, Inc. website at: For more information, please call Richard Entenmann of Asset Builders of America, Inc. at 608-663-6332.