Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Take Control of your money with free sessions this October

Budgets are tight for families and individuals throughout the community. But even in good times, creating a budget, developing estate plans and protecting your identity from theft can be a stressful and overwhelming process.

In conjunction with Wisconsin’s Money Smart Week, Marshfield Area United Way is partnering with local professionals to present free informational sessions in Marshfield Money Smart Week: October 10-17.

Learn about budgeting, saving and planning for the future. Sessions taught by professionals in the field in a casual environment where everyone is welcome. Registration is required, call Sarah Krenn at 384-9992 or click here.

**Unless noted otherwise, all sessions held at Marshfield Public Library, BeBee Forum Room (211 E Second Street)**

You and Your Credit Score: Improve and maintain your credit score. Understand why your credit score is important and how it’s determined. Monday, October 12, noon - 1 p.m.

What is e+ ? It's "Energy Smart" Plus a whole lot more! Learn how to save energy, water and money with easy to use tools, do-it-yourself improvements and technology. Tuesday, October 13, noon - 1 p.m.

Organizing Your Life with New York Life’s LifeFolio System: How-to system provided by New York Life to keep your financial records in order. Your Choice of two sessions:
Wednesday, October 14, noon - 1 p.m. or Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

S - T - R - E - T - C - H that dollar: Make your food budget stretch farther. Learn to plan menus, use money saving strategies at the grocery store, and other helpful tips to provide quick, nutritious meals without breaking the bank! Wednesday, October 14, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Identity Theft: Don’t become a victim of identity theft—learn how to keep your personal information out of the hands of others. Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Basic Estate Planning: Alan Billings will teach about long-term planning, wills, trusts and more.
Thursday, October 15, noon - 1 p.m.

Marshfield Money Smart Week is presented by Catholic Charities, Central City Credit Union, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Marshfield Area United Way, Marshfield Utilities, New York Life Insurance, UW Extension, WHEDA and Wynia & Billings SC.

For more information about Money Smart Week, visit or call 384-9992.

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