Women and Money Conference

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For working women managing money can be tough in this poor economy.

Local women participated in a tailored conference series Friday morning.

Over breakfast and lunch at the Blennerhasset Hote they listened to certified financial planner Dee Lee, the author of "Money....Your Personal Financial Guide".

It was sponsored by the West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue.

Women learned how to create a budget, how to manage debt and how to invest.

Lee talked money management followed by a question and answer segment.

"We want women to know that they have the ability to take care of their finances, to be out there on their own or even if it's with their partner," says Gina Joynes, with the treasurer's office. "They can take control and they can better their lives because of it."

Joynes said the focus is on women because they seem to be living longer and have specific financial needs.

This is the third time the Women and Money Conference series came to Parkersburg.

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