Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services Offering Free Financial Resources in October

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2016

(LANSING) Michigan residents are encouraged to take advantage of free, non-commercial financial education programs throughout the month of October.  Spearheaded by the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS), the Securing Mi Financial Future program is a series of 7 events taking place across the state, supplemented by online resources including a newly-developed video series and toolkits geared toward any age groups.  The program is completely free.  There is no fee to attend, the information provided is free, and the program is completely free from sales pitches.

Also back by popular demand are the FREE Financial “QuickChecks.” The Financial “QuickChecks” will help raise awareness on 20 key and often overlooked financial vitals. They will alert you to potential risks, gaps and shortfalls that could have negative consequences for you and/or your family. Finally, it will provide you an action plan on what to do, all while being completely free of sales pitches.

“We have partnered with financial experts from all over the state to bring consumers the most up-to-date information. We encourage all Michigan residents who have financial questions or concerns to sign up and join us for an event in October,” said DIFS Director Patrick McPharlin.

Join experts for a morning or evening of REAL TALK on spending, saving, credit, debt, home ownership, financial scams, pre- and post- retirement planning and more!

Reinventing Mi Retirement events (especially relevant for ages 50+) will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Burton, MI - ELGA Credit Union, 2305 S. Center Rd., Burton, MI 48519 – October 5, 2016 – Featuring Keynote Speaker: Aisha Taylor author of  “5+5 FNPhenomenal Ways to Save $100 This Week Without Killing Your Lifestyle: A Modern Girl's Guide to Being Phenomenal + Financially Free”
  • Muskegon, MI – Muskegon Innovation Hub at GVSU, 200 Viridian Dr., Muskegon, MI 49440 – October 13, 2016 – Featuring Keynote Speaker: Kurt David host of “From Glory Days” 
  • East Lansing, MI – MSU Federal Credit Union, 3777 West Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823 – October 26, 2016 – Featuring Keynote Speaker: Kurt David host of “From Glory Days” 

Building Mi Financial Future events, open to all, will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Burton, MI – ELGA Credit Union, 2305 S. Center Rd., Burton, MI 48519  – October 5, 2016 – Featuring Keynote Speaker: Dorethia Kelly author of #MoneyChat Real Talk about All Things Money and Business
  • Muskegon, MI – Muskegon Innovation Hub at GVSU, 200 Viridian Dr., Muskegon, MI 49440 – October 13, 2016 – Featuring Keynote Speaker: Kurt David host of “From Glory Days” 
  • Livonia, MI – Livonia Senior Center, 15218 Farmington Rd., Livonia, MI 48154, - October 20, 2016 – Featuring Keynote Speaker: Dorethia Kelly author of #MoneyChat Real Talk about All Things Money and Business.
  • East Lansing, MI – MSU Federal Credit Union, 3777 West Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823 – October 26, 2016 – Featuring Keynote Speaker: Mat Ishbia, MSU Alum, President/CEO, United Shore.

More programing information can be found at www.MI.gov/SMFF.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. Residents interested in attending or learning more can call 877-999-6442 or visit www.MI.gov/SMFF

This non-commercial financial education initiative is made possible through generous support from the Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates, AARP, Michigan Association of CPAs, MSU Federal Credit Union, ELGA Credit Union, and Community Bankers of Michigan, among others.

For more information about DIFS or the services provided, please visit the website at www.michigan.gov/difs, follow them on Twitter or “Like” them on Facebook.

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