Reinventing Mi Retirement Offers Free Financial Workshops, Advice

October 14, 2014
Media Contact: Andrea Miller at 517-373-2380
Consumer Hotline: 877-999-6442

LANSING -- Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) and its Reinventing Mi Retirement partners will be at nine locations across the state on Monday, October 20, 2014 offering free workshops and personal financial checkups to consumers. DIFS is hosting events in Detroit, Troy, Alpena, Escanaba, Grand Rapids, St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Three Rivers, and West Branch. Presenters will be delivering workshops such as:

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate? - Inheriting Memories
The transfer of non-titled property such as photographs and other family heirlooms often creates more challenges among family members than the transfer of titled property. Learn how to deal with some of these common issues that may arise.

Investing Fundamentals
Making the complex simple! This presentation brings a broad-based, introductory-level overview of important investing concepts. You will learn about various investment categories and how these form the basis for asset allocation and diversification decisions.  You’ll also learn an investment process that will help you avoid common pitfalls and make better, more informed investment decisions.

Prepare for your Someday: Join millions and discover your Social Security benefits
Prepare for your Someday by planning ahead. Ask the Social Security expert. Learn the various Social Security benefits available to you and your family. Understand who is eligible to receive them and gain a better understanding of when to apply for the benefits.

Home Repair and Home Equity Scams
In a presentation developed by Michigan Attorney General’s Senior Brigade, learn how to recognize repair scams, work with contractors, understand reverse mortgages, and tips to recognize and avoid home foreclosure rescue scams.

“We believe Reinventing Mi Retirement can help all Michiganders learn more about what is needed to prepare for a secure financial future,” said Ann Flood, Director of DIFS. “Time is running out to register, so I encourage anyone with financial questions to take advantage of this great opportunity.”

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