Those looking for some free financial advice should mark their calendars for Saturday, November 3.
That's the day of the FISC Financial Wellness Conference at Sturgeon Bay High School, a series of free sessions for adults and high school juniors and seniors.
The half-day conference will run from 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
FISC director Gay Pustaver says similar conferences have been offered by FISC in the Fox Cities and in Shawano but this will be the first one in Sturgeon Bay.
Pustaver says the keynote speaker will be Chief Deputy Nicholas Alexander of the Superior Police Department, a nationally-known expert in mobile banking fraud.
Other topics covered during the adults sessions include estate planning, building credit, avoiding identity theft, how to stretch food dollars, and financial planning for long term care.
High school juniors and seniors will participate in the workshop "Choosing Success," where a panel of professionals will discuss the financial outcomes and considerations of a variety of post-high school choices. FISC will also host a session on “Money Matters,” with teens receiving a copy of the book “Money Matters” upon completion of the workshop. Michelle Gibson, Sturgeon Bay High School Finance Teacher, will present a session on the importance of establishing good credit.
Pustaver says of all the financial skills one needs to have, perhaps the most important one is to know yourself.
Pustaver says she's excited to finally be able to offer the conference in Door County.
"I've wanted to do this for a long time in our community," says Pustaver. "I think it's perfect timing. There's lots of people out there with big question marks about lots of things with finances and I think we're hitting on some of the more important areas with the sessions that we have."
The conference will also feature vendor displays, refreshments and door prizes.