UW-Green Bay to host Money Smart Week Wisconsin kickoff

The fifth annual Money Smart Week Wisconsin campaign kicks off at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Monday, Oct. 4. The kickoff is part of a series of events in the statewide financial literacy campaign, which officially runs from Oct. 2-9.

The Oct. 4 events on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive, are open to the public and will start at 5:30 p.m. in the University Union’s Phoenix Room. UW-Green Bay’s Students in Free Enterprise team is sponsoring the event.

The kick-off event will feature Mike DeGrand, president of Harbor Credit Union, as the keynote speaker. DeGrand’s talk, titled “Credit Cards: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!” will feature a few horror stories the credit union has seen. DeGrand will also talk about investments and planning for students and the basics of good money management. A question and answer session will follow.

Other speakers include: the honorary Money Smart Week chair Tom Hinz, Brown County Executive; Alejo Torres, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; and David Mancl, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions.

The Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy, in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, created Money Smart Week Wisconsin in 2006. The goal of the week is to help families, students, homeowners, businesspersons, employees and other community members expand their opportunities through financial literacy.

A complete calendar of Money Smart Week events for the Green Bay area is online at: www.moneysmartwi.org.


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