Every now and again, I come across an expert who says simply and precisely what I’ve been saying over and over again, in every way imaginable. This weekend, it was Iowa Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald. He put together a conference on women and money this past weekend and here is what he said about the conference’ intentions:-

“Whether it’s their budget, buying insurance, dealing with bad credit, you name it…it’s to help people to get ahold of their money, what they have and manage it the best they can,” Mr. Fitzgerald said.

Women and Money

Fitzgerald says the conference has focused on women because of some of the financial challenges they face. He says women have different problems, such as living longer than men and needing to stretch their money, and he says on average women get paid less than men. Fitzgerald says the conference is not restricted to women, and men can attend too.

The down economy has presented more challenges for everyone when it comes to handling money. Fitzgerald says there are a lot of questions today about investing money with interest rates so low and the stock market being so volatile. He says there are other challenges too.

Fitzgerald says identity theft is a big problem people face and it can ruin your credit, and he says you have to know how much money you have and how to manage and protect it.

Source: Radio Iowa

The conference at the Polk County Convention Center was free.  Iowa state government just felt it should be done!  How’s that for responsible state government?

Can we have 49 other versions?