Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Money Matters 2013
The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities along with AARP Pennsylvania invite area residents to "Money Matters 2013" on April 30th beginning at 6 p.m. Learn about building personal wealth, developing and maintaining your retirement nest egg, and avoiding financial fraud. Money Matters is a free, educational event but registration is required. Location is the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township. Washington Post syndicated columnist and personal finance expert Michelle Singletary is the keynote speaker. Money Matters, now in its 10th year, is open to the general public. Consumers of all ages and all levels of financial knowledge are encouraged to attend. Complimentary refreshments and appetizers will be provided throughout the evening. This is not a sales event. Reserve your seat for this free event online at www.dobs.state.pa.us or call 1-800-PA-BANKS (1-800-722-2657). Check-in starts at 5:30 p.m.
The State House passed a bill reducing the time birth parents have to revoke an adoption from 30 days to two weeks after formal consent. Supporters say Pennsylvania’s adoption laws are archaic as many adoptive parents believe the wait too long and go out of state where laws are more favorable, leaving thousands of Pennsylvania children awaiting adoption. Bill opponents feel there's not enough consideration for the biological parent giving up the child and the amount of time they have to change their mind.
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