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New Hampshire

October 24, 2012

Parents, get some financial advice

DERRY — With the rising cost of living, many families are challenged to make smarter choices on how, when and where to spend their money. Parenting NH Magazine is hosting a Dollars & Sense Workshop on Nov. 14.

The event will bring together a panel of experts who will provide sound, easy-to-follow advice for parents. It will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy.

Dee Lee, financial educator, author and radio talk show host on Boston’s WBZ News Radio, will be the keynote speaker. An advocate for financial literacy, Lee understands the importance of financial education for contemporary families. Lee is experienced in motivating and educating consumers to take charge of their financial future.

This is not a typical lecture. Lee’s motivational talk will provide sound advice for every age (from 20 to 90) and every lifestyle (singles or couples). Lee engages her audience members by asking them questions throughout the presentation and encouraging them to cite examples to share with the group.

Her address will include: why and how to live within a budget; how to plan for short-term (cars and vacations) to long-term (college and retirement) financial goals; where to find hidden value in your assets (home, car insurance and investments); the importance of protecting your identity and your children’s; and the importance of having an estate plan to protect you and your children.

The workshop also includes a panel discussion with Lee and two local experts who will address the importance of talking with children about money and advice on where to find the extra dollars that add up over the course of a year.

Panelist Dan Hebert of Jump$tart NH will educate parents on how to talk with their children about money and credit cards. Hebert is a senior-level banking executive and educator who has worked one-on-one with students to educate them on learning money management and personal finance skills through the Jump$tart NH program.

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