HARRISBURG, Pa., July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann and Maj. Gen. James R. Joseph, The Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, today announced that the next "Making $ense of Finance" conference will take place at the Zem-Zem Shrine, 2525 West 38th Street in Erie on Saturday, August 22, 2015, from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
The conference program will be 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 and Retirement Basics
- Understanding Credit Reports and Credit Scores
- Detecting and Avoiding Military-Focused Financial Scams
- Budgeting: Build Wealth, Not Debt
- Thrift Savings Plans and Life Insurance
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 http://bit.ly/msof2015. 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.
"Providing information from trusted sources to help Pennsylvanians make good decisions to protect and grow their money is one of our top priorities," Wiessmann said. "I am pleased that the Pennsylvania Military Finance Alliance is helping our military and veteran communities address an increasingly complex financial services marketplace."
"Worrying about making good money decisions at home can be a great distraction to our service members, veterans, and their families," said Joseph. "I am pleased that this conference focuses specifically on the financial needs and issues confronting our military communities."
"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 of Western Pennsylvania, Liberty USO, PA National Guard, and Advantage Credit Counseling Services. Event sponsors include The Times Publishing Company, Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority, and Jet Radio 1400.
Ed Novak, Department of Banking and Securities, 717-783-4721
Joan Nissley, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, 717-861-8720
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities; Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs