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How is your insurance coverage?

Posted on June 25, 2015 at 3:34 PM

June 28 is Insurance Awareness Day, which reminds us that things can go wrong: accidents happen and the unexpected is just that – unexpected. This obscure holiday is the perfect time to review your existing coverage and make any necessary changes.


Keep school-aged students occupied this summer with fun financial literacy activities

Posted on June 18, 2015 at 10:17 AM

As busy schools days make way for long (and sometimes lazy) summer days, parents can help their school-aged children put that free time to good use by learning the fundamentals of financial literacy.


Together, we can put a stop to elder financial abuse

Posted on June 15, 2015 at 11:30 AM

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), which aims to bring light to an important but often difficult topic.


Twin Cities Scam Jam 2015: Fighting fraud & identity theft

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Nationwide, con artists steal billions of dollars from seniors every year. The good news is that there are proactive steps you can take to protect your finances from fraud.


Student renters – are you covered?

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Finals are over and you’ve moved out of the dorms and into an apartment for the summer. But before you start unpacking, consider what would happen if your belongings were stolen or damaged.


Are you ready for severe weather?

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 12:14 PM

April showers brings… Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week?  That’s right, folks, April 13 – 17 is when the National Weather Service, in conjunction with various State and local agencies, join forces to help Minnesotans prepare for a severe weather event. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has more information about what is in store for this week.


Is college in your future? Learn about the different types of financial aid

Posted on April 09, 2015 at 1:29 PM

As part of Financial Capability Month, the Minnesota Financial Literacy Work Group is here to help. The Minnesota Department of Education and Office of Higher Education want to help future college students know their options for financial aid.


Preventing abandonment, protecting your assets

Posted on April 03, 2015 at 10:31 AM

It's tax time and a good reminder to make sure your money is in order. It might be hard to imagine that you could lose track of your money, but there are occasions where your assets might not follow you.

Perhaps you've moved within the last year and didn't update your address with your mutual fund company. Maybe you forgot to cash that last paycheck from your former employer in your haste to begin your new career. It happens more often than you may think. 


Financial Capability Month is here!

Posted on April 01, 2015 at 3:07 PM

April is once again Financial Capability Month in Minnesota and that means an annual opportunity to evaluate your financial life. Where to start? The Minnesota Financial Literacy Work Group is here to help – for each day in April we will be sharing our tips to guide you along the way. Follow along on Twitter: #FinCapMN


Finders and fees: the low-down on paying up

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Here at the Department of Commerce we hear from Minnesotans who have been approached by an individual or business (called “Finders”) claiming that there is unclaimed property in their name and they can help get the money back. Savvy consumers are understandably wary and might have questions about the legitimacy of this claim.


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