SAVE THE DATE | The Penny Conference: Money Matters for Montana Women

On January 20, 2016, Montana’s Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen will bring women together for a free, one-day workshop to talk about money: no financial experience necessary.

At Penny, attendees will learn about how women think, spend, and invest money differently. They’ll also get the chance to build their own financial confidence and skills through practical breakout sessions designed to meet the needs of women at different stages-of-life.

 Sign up to stay in touch about Penny HERE!


The Penny conference will be hosted at the University of Montana’s School of Business Administration in Missoula. At Penny, attendees will build financial confidence, competence, and networks through:

  • Inspirational and energizing personals stories from people who have made life-changing financial decisions;
  • Practical break-out sessions from designing budgets to salary negotiation;
  • Discussions on the unique strengths of women who invest, and how to avoid fraud; and
  • So much more (check it all out here.)

Want to stay in touch on Penny and be first-in-line when registration opens? Sign up here.

Interested in being a part of Penny? Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Email for more information.




Conversations with the Fed: Understanding Inflation

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is hosting an educational community event in Great Falls, MT about inflation.  The event, Conversations with the Fed: Understanding Inflation, is a great opportunity to learn about this key element of our economy. 


Part of the Federal Reserve’s mandate is to promote price stability. How are price stability and inflation measured? What factors affect inflation? And why is price stability important for the economy?

Join Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Senior Vice President and Director of Research Sam Schulhofer-Wohl on September 30 at 6:30pm in Heritage Hall at Great Falls College MSU for answers to these questions. Doors will open at 6:00 pm.

Interested in attending? Register HERE.

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“Spend, Share, Save” Poster Contest

We are excited to share an opportunity to involve students grades K-5 with a little financial education via a fun competition!


Spend, Save, Share Jars

The Montana Financial Education Coalition has organized a Poster Contest with the theme “Spending, Saving, Sharing.”  This is a fun activity to share with kids to talk about financial literacy.  The winners win a small prize!  The entry submission deadline is Friday, October 16, 2015.  More information is provided below in the attached documents.

Please share this contest opportunity with those in your community working with students in grades K–5th grade.  Perhaps this would be a great activity to have middle school or high school students visit an elementary classroom and they could do it together as a project!

Thank you for your support of financial literacy!

“Spend, Save, Share” Coloring Sheet

MFEC 2015 Poster Contest Guidelines

MFEC 2015 Poster Contest Permission Form