Your Family’s Money Matters: Make the Most of Your Finances In Tough Economic Times

Saturday, March 26, 2011
8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
The Wilder Center
451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul
Choose from workshops about:
  • Financing a small business
  • Planning for Retirement
  • Getting the most from your tax return
  • Creating healthy financial habits
  • Preventing home foreclosure
  • Understanding your credit report
Space is limited! To register, send an e-mail to or call (651) 221-1016. Please indicate which two workshops you would like to attend.
Workshops will be presented by partnering organizations:
AARP, AccountAbility Minnesota, Lutheran Social Service, The Minnesota Home Ownership Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, WomenVenture.
Senator Franken will give opening remarks.

Below is the link to the flyer for this event.

Fraud Fighting Forum

AARP and the BBB is holding a Fraud Fighters Forum on April 20th in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

You can read the details of the event here.

Attorney General Lori Swanson will be there, along with other top officials, to show you how to spot and stop fraud.

Hear about the crimes that affect Minnesotans and what members of the law enforcement are doing to combat criminal activity. Experts will cover the topics of:

Financial schemes
Investment fraud
Health care fraud
Identity theft

With the right information, you can avoid becoming a victim of fraud

National Center for Victims of Crime

The National Center for Victims Of Crime (NCVC) will be having their 2010 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana this year from September 14th – 16th.

I spoke at the 2007 conference in Washington DC, and it was a wonderful event.  If you have the opportunity to attend this year, I would recommend it.

NCVC 2010 Conference

One last reminder

I am so sorry that I have not posted as much this week, but I have been so busy getting ready for the National Consumer Empowerment Conference and Expo in Hollywood, Florida this weekend.

Both consumers and advocates coming together to share resources, ideas and discuss the issues.

Join us!

I am sure that I will have a lot of great things to share with you from this event.