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Chillin' Grillin' and Money School Classes!

July 15, 2013
   

  

Chillin’, Grillin’, and …

 Money School Classes!  

Roth Conversion

Tues., July 16 Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Brandywine Hundred Library

Mark Nehra, CFP, Waddell & Reed, Inc.

There Must be a Hole in My Pocket

Tues., July 16 Time: 6-7:30pm

Milford Public Library

Lisa Spellman, Department of Justice

Lunch and Learn: Have Faith in Money Clubs

Thurs., July 18 Time: Noon-1:30pm

Claymont Community Center

Alisha Thompson-Adams, Primerica

 

Strategic Ways to Get Out of Debt

Mon., July 22 Time: 6-7:30pm

Kent County Library

Rod Hausmann

Social Security Benefits

Mon., July 22 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Newark Library

Ed Mink, Mallard Advisors, LLC

Show Me My Money

Tues., July 23 Time: 6-7:30pm

Elsmere Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

 

Foreclosure Prevention

Wed., July 24 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Bear Library

Mary Rammel, CCCS of MD and DE

Good Credit for Life

Wed., July 24 Time: 6:30-8pm

Brandywine Hundred Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

Lunch & Learn- Get Your Ducks in a Row

Wed., July 24 Time: 12noon-1:30pm

Claymont Community Center

Denise Freeman, NCALL Research

How to Start a Nonprofit

Sat., July 27 Time: 10-11:30am

Brandywine Hundred Library

Tinesar Forrest, Ty Enterprise, LLC

Women Empowered to Financially Thrive

Mon., July 29 Time: 7-8:30pm

Bear Library

Alisha Thompson-Adams, Primerica

Around the World in 80 Minutes

Mon., July 29 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Newark Library

Paul Baumbach, CFA, CFP, ChFC, Mallard Advisors, LLC


Chillin’ Grillin’ and Money School Classes!

July 15, 2013
   

  

Chillin’, Grillin’, and …

 Money School Classes!  

Roth Conversion

Tues., July 16 Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Brandywine Hundred Library

Mark Nehra, CFP, Waddell & Reed, Inc.

There Must be a Hole in My Pocket

Tues., July 16 Time: 6-7:30pm

Milford Public Library

Lisa Spellman, Department of Justice

Lunch and Learn: Have Faith in Money Clubs

Thurs., July 18 Time: Noon-1:30pm

Claymont Community Center

Alisha Thompson-Adams, Primerica

 

Strategic Ways to Get Out of Debt

Mon., July 22 Time: 6-7:30pm

Kent County Library

Rod Hausmann

Social Security Benefits

Mon., July 22 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Newark Library

Ed Mink, Mallard Advisors, LLC

Show Me My Money

Tues., July 23 Time: 6-7:30pm

Elsmere Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

 

Foreclosure Prevention

Wed., July 24 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Bear Library

Mary Rammel, CCCS of MD and DE

Good Credit for Life

Wed., July 24 Time: 6:30-8pm

Brandywine Hundred Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

Lunch & Learn- Get Your Ducks in a Row

Wed., July 24 Time: 12noon-1:30pm

Claymont Community Center

Denise Freeman, NCALL Research

How to Start a Nonprofit

Sat., July 27 Time: 10-11:30am

Brandywine Hundred Library

Tinesar Forrest, Ty Enterprise, LLC

Women Empowered to Financially Thrive

Mon., July 29 Time: 7-8:30pm

Bear Library

Alisha Thompson-Adams, Primerica

Around the World in 80 Minutes

Mon., July 29 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Newark Library

Paul Baumbach, CFA, CFP, ChFC, Mallard Advisors, LLC


I've Been Published

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

Remember my post “3 Generations Saving at The Salvation Army“?  Well, I submitted it to DE Financial Literacy Institute for it’s Summer Edition of  Pocket Change and excerpts of it was published.  Pocket Change is an digital publication issued by issuu.com, and features events by Delaware Financial Literacy Institute as well as some great articles on ways to save money.  Check it out, the post is featured on page 19.

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I’ve Been Published

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

Remember my post “3 Generations Saving at The Salvation Army“?  Well, I submitted it to DE Financial Literacy Institute for it’s Summer Edition of  Pocket Change and excerpts of it was published.  Pocket Change is an digital publication issued by issuu.com, and features events by Delaware Financial Literacy Institute as well as some great articles on ways to save money.  Check it out, the post is featured on page 19.

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Don’t forget to enter to win a bottle of Dermagist Neck Restoration Cream

Linking up with Rolled Up Pretty – come on over and join the fun!


DFLI Green Tie Friendraiser

On Thursday night, The Delaware Financial Literacy Institute hosted a “Green Tie Friendraiser” at The Chase Center on The Riverfront.  The “green themed” event began at 6:00 p.m. and as guests mixed and mingled waitstaff presented trays of succulent Hors D’Oeuvres which included a Crab-Avocado Salad Wrap; Grilled Tenderloin Crostini with Brie; Applewood Smoke Bacon Wrapped Shrimp; Caribbean Coconut Chicken with Mango Sauce; Mini Cheeseburger Sliders and Vegetarian Vietnamese Spring Rolls.

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On each table there was a “What’s Your DFL-IQ” sheet that contained clues about the program, completed forms were then entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Gift Card with Travel Mug or a Basket of Wines.  The mellow sounds of A-Z Music was heard as they played smooth Jazz throughout the evening.  Mary Caraccioli, The Money Confidant, began the presentation with the history of DFLI, a not-for-profit organization that provides FREE financial literacy programs and the importance of the local business support.  Emilio Cooper, Board President and a rep of Citizen’s Bank, a Corporate Sponsor also spoke and announced that DFLI had recently received the 2013 Excellence in Literacy Award – Non Profit.  Ronni Cohen, Executive Director also spoke briefly and introduced her small, hardworking staff as well as a video that contained testimonies and accolades from several participants and instructors who were also present at the evening’s event.

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The highlight of the evening were the eloquent remarks from Victoria Acosta, she and her sister Samantha are “smallpreneurs” whose family business, Precious Pillowswas started by Jennifer at the tender age of 10.  She spoke of how DFLI planted the seed that allowed her to become successful and they have been chosen to represent their company at a Christian Technology Camp this summer.  Victoria is an A+ student, involved in sports and church activities and is truly an inspiration to others in and above her age group.

“May your days be filled with success and your nights with Precious Pillows!”

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Dinner was buffet style with Nacho stations as well as a Cheese/Fruit/Vegetable and Dip table.  An open bar served soft drinks, a variety of wine, Twin Lakes Winterthur Wheat beer and a special Green Tie Cocktail – Rita’s Juicy Pear Water Ice & Vodka, which was also available as non-alcoholic.

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As guests departed they were given a green dfli monogrammed coffee mug containing a bookmark and donation form.  It was a wonderful evening and I will definitely contact my employer to request a donation be made to this worthy organization.

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From Purses to Portfolios: Delaware Women Take Charge of Their Money

“For Women, About Women, & By Women and the Men in their lives!”

From Purses to Portfolios was a free conference presented by the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute and supported by Citi Foundation. This was the 5th year of the conference which empowers women to take charge of their financial future. Several years ago hubby and I attended a free financial program sponsored by The Money School of Delaware and the presenter was Alisha Adams, from Primerica Financial Services. She later became our financial adviser and I attended other free events, however, this was the first time at the all-day conference.

The 2012 Conference was sponsored by numerous companies including Citizens Bank, The News Journal, State Farm Insurance, United Way, Wells Fargo and others. This year’s theme was FAB – FOR women ABOUT women BY women. Women of all ages, young and old, black and white as well as more than 60 Exhibitors filled the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Some of the FAB Exhibitors included AIDS Delaware; Ardyss; Bank of America; City of Wilmington; Declutter Enterprise, LLC; Delaware Hospice; Easter Seals; Dollar Build; Garages Aux Trois; Goodwill of DE; Mary Kay; SCORE Delaware; Primerica Financial Services; Senior Helpers; Stop The Violence; Wilmington Women in Business;Tastefully Simple and YWCA DE Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship.

Arriving early Saturday morning waiting outside for the 8:30 opening, I stood in line and socialized with a variety of women all there with a common goal – to become more financially literate. Upon entering we received a program, a name badge, two tickets for lunch/beverages and a cute pink leopard print tote in exchange for completing a demographics survey form. After having a cup of coffee and muffin, I walked up and down “Women’s Biz Boulevard” checking out the vendors, filling out forms, taking pictures and exchanging business cards. Later on I met up with my girlfriends and we walked, talked, and then attended the opening session with the key note speaker Mary Caraccioli, The Money Confidante. State Treasure, Chip Flowers and New Castle County President, Tom Kovach spoke for a few minutes as did Governor Jack Markell who almost didn’t make it due to state preparations for Hurricane Sandy.

The Money School of Delaware

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There were four seminars from which to choose for the morning and afternoon sessions. We chose, Perfect Credit:7 Steps to a Great Credit Rating. Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, a personal financial expert and a NY Times bestseller talked about credit; credit repair; credit scores; rules and regulations; how credit scores affect interest rates on loans as well as insurance rates; jobs and employment.  The seminar was very informative and there was ample time for audience questions.

For perfect credit follow these 7 rules:

PULL your credit report regularly
EXAMINE your credit report carefully
REDUCE debt and manage bills wisely
FIX errors to protect your credit
ENHANCE credit file regularly
CONTACT creditors and negotiate
TAKE time educate yourself and reevaluate

For more information check out her blog at @askthemoneycoach.com

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Bag lunches were provided and the choices were either a Turkey Sandwich or Vegetarian Wrap, both included a packaged cookie and apple, I chose the wrap which was fresh and delicious!

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After lunch we walked “Women’s Biz Boulevard” gathering information from the FAB exhibitors, stopping to test products, enter drawings and purchase raffle tickets.

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The afternoon session began at 2:00, and we chose to attend “Retirement:Never Too Early, Never Too Late” sponsored by AARP, and presented by Jean Setzfand, VP of Financial Security. I learned more about retirement funds as well as Social Security benefits and of making wise financial decisions that will affect me in my golden years. I also learned that AARP uses Linkedin to identify and promote the best companies for it’s members, currently at 152. I will definitely enroll the next time I get the application in the mail – lol!

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The day ended with a Recognition Ceremony, Closing Remarks and Door Prizes which included items donated by Big Fish Grill; Brew HaHa; Citi; Delaware Art Museum; Hagley Museum; Star Nails & Spa; Trader Joe’s and WAWA as well as new Michael Kors and Coach purses provided by Mrs. Carper and First Lady Markell.  None of  us won a door prize, however, we did win additional knowledge that will assist in making wise financial decisions and having me think twice before purchasing that next pair of shoes!

Thank you Delaware for a great “Girlfriend Day Out” and I look forward to the 2013 Conference.

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