HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann and Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli, The Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, today announced that the next "Making $ense of Finance" conference will take place in Building #203 at the Horsham Air Guard Station on Easton Road in Horsham on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. (Use main gate entrance on Easton Road by the flag pole.)
The conference program will be geared specifically towards the financial and investing challenges faced by members of the military, veterans, and their families. Those in attendance can choose workshops led by experts in the following areas:
- Investment, Budgeting, and Retirement Basics;
- Understanding Credit Reports and Credit Scores;
- Detecting and Avoiding Military-Focused Financial Scams;
- Federal Thrift Savings Plan and Life Insurance; and
- Investing in Higher Education.
This event is educational and non-commercial. No financial products will be sold or endorsed.
The "Making $ense of Finance" conference is free to members of the military, veterans, and their spouses and partners. Breakfast, lunch, and parking are included. Space is limited: registration is required and available online at www.secure.dobs.pa.gov/?a=msof.msof. The first 200 people to register will receive a $20 gift card donated to the USO from various businesses for attending and participating in the conference.
"When Pennsylvanians become well informed about the financial marketplace, they are more likely to make good decisions to protect and grow their money," Wiessmann said. "I am pleased that a coalition of government and non-profits like the Pennsylvania Military Finance Alliance can work together to support our military and veteran communities who have sacrificed for and serve the rest of us."
"Our service members and veterans have sacrificed so much while dedicating their lives to this country. We all certainly appreciate when government and service organizations like Pennsylvania Military Finance Alliance offer programs that greatly improve the quality of life for our service members, veterans, and their families," said Carrelli. "Sound financial planning, investment strategies, and budgeting advice will greatly benefit their lives now and into the future."
"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, Army OneSource, Better Business Bureau, Liberty USO, Army Community Service, PA National Guard, and Advantage Credit Counseling Services.
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; Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs