CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
Financial workshop for women examines privacy and credit
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Women's Resource and Action
Center (WRAC) is co-sponsoring a financial workshop, "Privacy and
Credit: Who's Got Your Number?" on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 6:30 to
8:30 p.m. at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center.
This is the second event in the "Women and Money: Putting the Pieces
Together" financial workshop series. Topics will include how to shop
for credit, the costs of credit, how to deal with credit, why we should
care about privacy, how to reduce the risk of fraud, and what laws protect
us in credit and fraud situations.
Workshop leaders are Janet Garkey, family resource management specialist
with the Iowa State University Extension, and Scott Shook, director of
the consumer credit counseling program at the Family Service Agency in
Cedar Rapids. Both have extensive experience presenting programs to educate
individuals and families about money management.
Pre-registration by Nov. 7 is required. A $10 fee also is requested
to cover the cost of materials. Some scholarships are available. For
more information, call the Iowa Women's Foundation at (319) 337-4222.
This women's financial workshop series is co-sponsored by the Iowa Women's
Foundation, Johnson County Extension Service, Focus Forward, Iowa City/Johnson
County Senior Center, and WRAC.