HARRISBURG, Pa., May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans, members of any branch of the military, and their spouses and partners are invited to attend the "Making $ense of Finance" conference at Fort Indiantown Gap, on Friday, June 9, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
The conference program is geared specifically towards the financial and investing challenges faced by members of the military and veterans. Those in attendance can choose workshops led by experts in the following areas:
- Investment Basics
- Budgeting: Build Wealth, Not Debt
- Avoiding Financial Scams
- Credit Reports and Credit Scores
- Blended Retirement System/TSP
"Service members, veterans and their families face many challenges during a military career, and dealing with finances is near the top of the list," said Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania's adjutant general. "We can't do enough to provide education and guidance about fiscal responsibility, so those who serve can build a strong future without financial worry."
The "Making $ense of Finance" conference is free to members of the military, veterans, and their spouses, but registration is required. Free refreshments and parking will be provided. Liberty USO will be awarding raffle prizes to participants. Space is limited. Registration and conference information are available at https://www.secure.dobs.pa.gov/?a=msof.msof&utm_content=bufferc4f81.
We are excited to partner with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the other members of the PA Military Finance Alliance on this conference," said Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann. "Public-private partnerships that benefit Pennsylvanians are a cornerstone of Governor Wolf's approach to consumer outreach and service."
"Making $ense of Finance" is made possible through the Pennsylvania Military Finance Alliance, a cooperative effort of the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the PA Department of Banking and Securities, the PA Office of Attorney General, Pennsylvania Military OneSource, Better Business Bureau, Liberty USO, Army Community Service, PA National Guard, and Advantage Credit Counseling Services.
For more information about the conference, call 717-783-4721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the public with questions or complaints about financial products and services can call 1-800-PA-BANKS (or 1-800-600-0007). To learn more about financial and investing matters, visit PA Investor Education on Facebook and @PAFinancialReg on Twitter.
Ed Novak, Department of Banking and Securities, 717-783-4721
Joan Nissley, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, 717-861-8720
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities