The Idaho Department of Finance will sponsor the "Smart Women, Smart Money" conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 at the Boise Centre. The keynote speaker will be Elizabeth Smart, who was abducted and held captive between June 2002 and March 2003.
The conference is organized and hosted by Idaho State Treasurer Ron Crane and is free to attend. Registration is required by visiting www.smartwomensmartmoney.com or call 332-8004 for more information. The event in Boise last year attracted more than 1,100 people.
National and local financial experts and members of the finance department staff will provide interactive workshops, motivational presentations, free educational materials and resources for continuing-education credits for certified public accountants and teachers. Free materials will include books, brochures and pamphlets about saving and investing, mortgages, credit cards, credit scores, foreclosure avoidance, identity theft and avoiding investment and financial fraud. Breakfast and lunch are provided free for all participants.
Anthony Polidori, supervising examiner and investigator in the department's Consumer Fnance Bureau, will present on the topic of personal finance and consumer protection.