'Money Matters' Conference Highlights Strategies for New and Experienced Investors

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of Governor Tom Corbett's proclamation of April as "Financial Education Month," the members of the Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Commission today urged investors in the Pittsburgh area to take advantage of the "Money Matters" conference on April 30 to learn more about how to make wise decisions with their money.

Kim Tillotson Fleming, CFA®, chair and CEO of the Pittsburgh investment firm Hefren-Tillotson, Inc., and Doug Hassenbein of the Department of Banking and Securities will be leading seminars for experienced and new investors during this year's "Money Matters" conference.

These seminars are designed both for new investors with small amounts of money who are considering working with a professional advisor and experienced investors looking for advice on portfolio management, asset allocation and investing in precious metals, commodities and real estate.

"People who are investing their money have so many options that the process can be confusing, even for those who have been investing for years," Glenn E. Moyer, vice-chair of the Commission and Secretary of Banking and Securities said. "I am pleased that the 'Money Matters' conference is able to offer assistance from two such knowledgeable professionals who are dedicated to helping investors."

"Money Matters" will take place on April 30 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township. The conference runs from 6-9 p.m., is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Information and registration is available by calling 1-800-PA-BANKS (800-722-2657) or online at www.dobs.state.pa.us.

Now in its tenth year, "Money Matters" is part of The Campaign for Wise and Safe Investing® Pennsylvania, a collaboration between the AARP Foundation, the Investor Protection Trust, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities and AARP Pennsylvania.

Media contact: Ed Novak, 717-783-4721

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities



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