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    The emotional, cultural, familial, personal and societal issues impacting the financial well-being of women will be addressed at Michigan's Money Smart Week® Women's Conference, 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at Detroit Unity Temple.   
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(WJBK) - The emotional, cultural, familial, personal and societal issues impacting the financial well-being of women will be addressed at Michigan's Money Smart Week® Women's Conference, 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at Detroit Unity Temple.   

According to Michigan Money Smart Week Chair, Kelly Masters, Detroit Unity Temple is demonstrating real leadership by organizing this Women's Conference. She told FOX 2, "In a time when women continue to be squeezed by simultaneously caring for their children and aging loved ones, experience high levels of stress that impacts their physical health, continue to make less money on average than their male counterparts, and are often not focusing on their own long-term financial needs, the holistic approach of this conference is timely and on mark."

Detroit Unity Temple Pastor Gregory Guice added, "The strength of our church, our communities and society at large, relies on the well-being of our members. Women tend to be the caregivers of others, and have unique needs for information and resources. By hosting this financial conference focusing on the money issues faced by women, Detroit Unity Temple will help fill this need."

An esteemed female panel of experts will address many of the financial situations uniquely pertaining to women such as: costs of caregiving, financial personality types, children, estate planning, retirement, employment options, health/wealth and more. Experts from: Michigan State University Extension, Henry Ford Hospital, Family Harmony: Eldercare and Caregiver Solutions, the Law Office of Adrienne Watts, One Step Ahead, Inc., Thomas Financial Group, Shelborne Development Company, and The Water Station will share their expertise and answer participant questions. Concurrent with this session are money-themed activities for children of all ages at the same venue. A resource fair accompanies the event.

The event organizer and moderator, Francine Guice, is an attorney, Realtor®, and professor at Keller Graduate School of Management and Oakland University.
To register for the Money Smart Women's Conference, email gerris@detroitunity.com. Detroit Unity Temple is located at 17505 2nd Ave., Detroit 48203.

To find other programs in southeast Michigan, consumers should visit www.moneysmartweek.org. Money Smart Week events are open to the public and cover topics including kids and money, unemployment, managing student debt, retirement and more.

Stay in touch with Money Smart Week on facebook and "Like" the page at www.facebook.com/MoneySmartWeekMichigan. There are dozens of free, non-commercial financial education events taking place throughout southeast Michigan through April 12th as part of the Federal Reserve Bank's national Money Smart Week campaign. A searchable user-friendly website may be found at www.MoneySmartWeek.org. Look through all the options, or search by topic of interest, county or zip code to find what's best for you.  

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