SOURCE: Barnum Financial Group

Barnum Financial Group

February 17, 2009 05:30 ET

Barnum Financial Group, an Office of MetLife, Urges CT Youth to Express Their Idea of The American Dream

Also Barnum Charity Gala Raises Money for the Underprivileged

SHELTON, CT--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - Barnum Financial Group, an Office of MetLife, announced the start of its 4th Annual Essay Contest on Feb. 1st. Children ages 6-14 are urged to submit essays no longer than 500 words and structured around the topic of "What The American Dream Means To Me." The closing date for entries is May 1, 2009.

"The American Dream is what Barnum Financial Group is all about: caring, giving back to our community and families," expressed Paul Blanco, managing director of Barnum Financial Group. "To us, The American Dream is building bright futures for our children."

Winners will be awarded prize money that will be deposited into a 529 College Savings Plan set up in their name. Details, complete rules and regulations are available on; and click on "contests."

In addition to jump starting the dreams of our future generation, Barnum Financial Group will make more dreams come true on March 21, 2009 at the 4th Annual Charity Gala, "A Night of American Dreams" at the Omni Hotel at Yale, in New Haven, CT. All proceeds benefit the organizations that the Foundation for Life, Inc., supports. The Foundation for Life strives to improve the quality of life for the people and families it serves.

For more information on attending this premiere event or participation in the Essay Contest, please call Monica Bissonnette at 203-513-6270 or visit


Barnum Financial Group, An office of MetLife and MetLife #1 office, is a comprehensive financial services firm dedicated to helping their clients improve their long-term financial success and reduce debt in order to pursue their lifetime financial goals. They offer a full line of insurance products as well as diverse financial experience, including college funding, retirement, estate planning, special needs children, and business strategies to employee benefits. Please visit our website at, or feel free to call us at 203-513-6374. Barnum Financial Group....Your Life is our Business. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, NY.Securities and investment advisory services offered by registered representatives and investment advisor representatives respectively of MetLife Securities inc., (member FINRA/SIPC) New York, NY 10166. L0209017602[exp0709][CT]

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