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Wisconsin offers free classes to help manage money

CHICAGO (AP) -- Hundreds of free events to help Wisconsin consumers better manage their money will be held next week.

The classes and seminars are being offered as part of the third annual Money Smart Week to help consumers learn more about saving, investing and using credit wisely.

The week is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, Governor's Council on Financial Literacy and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which serves most of Wisconsin.

Gov. Jim Doyle says the state's whole economy benefits from having residents who are smart about their money.

About 600 financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations and other groups will offer about 800 classes and other events. Almost all are free.

For a schedule, go to Money Smart Week's Web site at www.moneysmartWI.org.

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