Archive for October, 2010

Be sure to marry someone who won’t bankrupt you.

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

To learn more, see six common mistakes couples make with their money and how to avoid them.

Straight talk about personal spending and saving

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

The Federal Bank of Chicago and Money Smart Week Winnebago County Presents: Alice Wood, Founder and President of Wealth Watchers International. This event , which is free to the public, will be held on Monday, October 4, 2010 from 6:30-7:30 PM at the Oshkosh North High School Auditorium.Changing the way the world looks at money, one day at a time. Alice Wood, the Founder and President, works to share a simple goal; to help people spend less money than they make.

Attendees will learn about the foundation of the program, the Wealth Watchers Journal.

The Wealth Watcher programs helps you:

1. Make purchasing decisions, big and small
2. Build positive habits to last your lifetime
3. Analyze your expenses
4. Stay out of debt and THRIVE!

Those who can’t answer these questions, should attend this workshop:

Do you know, off the top of your head, how much money you’ve spent today? Do you know how much you have left for the rest of the week? This month? This year?

Wood will show us why American families are in unprecedented personal debt and have made savings a distant dream. She knows because she’s been there. The story of how she lost control of her finances is dramatic and unusual. She devised a plan to get her back on track and she’ll share a formula that everybody can use. Ms. Wood will sell her books and sign copies following her talk. You won’t want to miss this program. It’s free and open to the public.

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Live Smart®. Lower your thermostat setting this winter and keep a sweater handy.

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

It’s good for the environment and good for your wallet!

Know your DDI or Daily Disposable Income.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Know how much money you can spend each day without going into debt. Visit the resource center at for more information on calculating your DDI.

Take advantage of free educational information

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

from trusted websites in order to make more informed financial decisions. Visa’s Practical Money Skills for Life at and the U.S. Government’s website at are both great resources for information regarding personal finances.