Savant Promotes Financial Awareness Month through Variety of Activities

Money Smart Week and Back to Basics Classes Scheduled

April 9, 2012

Rockford, IL (April 9, 2012) - April is National Financial Awareness Month and Savant Capital Management, a nationally recognized fee-only wealth management firm, is gearing up for a month filled with free financial education seminars for the public. Savant is participating in its third year of Money Smart Week in Rockford - a seven day series of events dedicated to financial literacy. Additionally, Savant is launching its Back to the Basics workshop series focused on planning for a successful retirement and investments for beginners.

Money Smart Week will take place from April 21 to 28 in Rockford and will focus on educating consumers about money management as well as generate awareness of financial educational programs on topics such as estate planning, basic bank services, credit and debt management, retirement planning, personal finance and budgeting, and saving and planning for college.

"We understand there is a lot for individuals to consider when making financial decisions that impact their future," said Brent Brodeski, CEO and Principal, Savant Capital Management. "It is our hope by spreading awareness of the importance of financial literacy and taking time to educate one's self, that individuals will find the task of saving and planning for their future less daunting."

Savant will host a series of classes during Money Smart Week. Topics covered include:

  • The Impact of a Presidential Election on Your Tax Bill
  • Estate Planning Update: A Blueprint for the Distribution of Your Assets
  • Addressing the Growing Retirement Concerns of Baby Boomers

Savant's Back to the Basics workshop series launches in April and runs through the remainder of the year. The first topic covered is Planning for a Successful Retirement on April 10. This session is ideal for those considering retirement in the next few years or already enjoying retirement. The session helps retirees identify the appropriate level of risk while also maximizing assets. The second topic covered is Investments for Beginners, which is geared toward novice investors or those looking to better understand how investment markets work. Those in attendance will learn techniques to help avoid investment potholes.

Dates and times of each of the classes can be found on the attached sheet or on Savant's website at

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