State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald is hosting the annual Iowa Women and Money Conference this weekend in Des Moines. Fitzgerald says it’s the third annual conference and women have responded to it. “Women like to learn in a group setting and talk about these things, and so we’re bringing in experts to talk about all kinds of issues, whether it’s investing money, putting together a budget, or just what are the basics to get ahold of your home financials that you need to know,” Fitzgerald says.
He says the event focuses on women because there are issues unique to them. Fitzgerald says “the world has changed” and women are facing a lot of different financial situations than men. He says for one, women are living longer than men, and there are a lot of divorces and families headed by women. He says women should know what’s going on with their finances, whether they are single or married.
Fitzgerald says journalist and best-selling financial author, Jean Chatzky, will be the keynote speaker for the Saturday, October 17, 2009 at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines. For more information visit: www.iowawomenandmoney.com.