Calumet County University of Wisconsin-Extension Family Living Educator Paula Hella is scheduled to speak at the 14th Annual Fox Cities Money Conference on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Fox Valley Technical College (Appleton campus).

Registration and a light breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., with the program lasting from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The conference is an opportunity for area residents to learn personal finance basics. There is no selling or pressure to buy anything. Richard Entenmann of Asset Builders said, “The conference offers high-quality education in an unbiased and fun atmosphere. Things that people learn here can have significant pocket-book results in the near term, and can set people up to reach higher net worth in the future.”
The luncheon general session will be a presentation by Eric Friedland, Financial Crimes Investigations team lead with Associated Bank. Friedland will share information about online fraud, identity theft, financial crimes, and other scams, and teach conference-goers how to avoid being “taken.”
The conference features 15 separate classes for adults on topics such as “Take Care of Your Credit,” “Budgeting Basics—50 Ways to Save Money in 50 Minutes,” “Dollars During Development: Teaching the Children in Your Care Essential Money Skills,” “How Much Allowance Should I Give My Child?,” “Make More $$ Without Getting a Raise—Max-out Your Employee Benefits,” “Love and Money—A Relationship Challenge,” and “Record Keeping—What to Keep and What to Toss.” The conference features age-appropriate classes for students beginning at age 6 and also includes:
— free childcare for children between the ages of 2 and 6 (call to reserve space);
— a light breakfast and lunch;
— a free copy of each person’s credit report with credit score;
— the opportunity to review the credit report with an expert and to meet with a financial planner;
— three workshops for childcare providers (Registry Hours);
— door prizes throughout the day.
Advance registration is $5 for adults and $2.50 for youths between the ages of 6 and 18. Registration at the door is $7 for adults and $3 for youths between the ages of 6 and 18. Scholarships are available.
Asset Builders, a Wisconsin nonprofit organization, was founded in 1999 and has won three Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards for its outstanding work in promoting financial literacy in Wisconsin.
For more information and to register call Fox Valley Technical College at (920) 236-6158 or (920) 993-5210; e-mail; or visit

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