Events: Financial Capability Month

April is Financial Capability Month

Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed April to be Financial Capability Month in Minnesota.

In an effort led by the Department of Commerce, ten state agencies have planned outreach and education events across Minnesota for Financial Capability Month. Throughout the month, financial education training events will be held across the state to raise awareness on the need for having the skills to make well-informed financial decisions in all life stages.  

The Department of Human Rights will focus on home ownership, wealth building and the challenges facing minorities and disenfranchised communities, in a series of four chatcasts hosted by Commissioner Kevin Lindsey. Along with the chatcasts, the Department is providing additional online information and resources:

Home Ownership Resource Guide

Home Ownership and Wealth Disparities

State agency outreach events for the month of April are listed on the Department of Commerce's web site.

More Financial Literacy Events

Minnesota Credit Union Network Annual Meeting and Convention

When: April 10-11 2015
Where: Radisson Blu at Mall of America, Bloomington All day
Cost: Credit Union- $219, Small Credit Unions $179, Crew Members $179 Guests $119

A Charity Affair in Honor Sponsored by Macy’s Culinary Council

When: April 23 2015 4:30 PM-8:30 PM
Where: Minneapolis Event Center 212 St. SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
This semi-annual event consists of an evening of networking, appetizers, cocktails, marketplace, and wall of wine and silent auction. $40 General Admission

Teach the Children to Save Day

When: April 24, 2015 all day
Where: The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 90 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55401 for students in grades 9-12

Personal Finance Decathlon

When: April 28, 2015
Where: Online
State Competition Sponsored by Minnesota Council on Economic Education. Teams of students compete online to demonstrate their knowledge of personal finance by taking an online test covering in 10 areas of personal finance. Winning teams are then invited to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis for the state championship with an opportunity to earn a trip to nationals in St. Louis, Missouri

US Financial Protection Bureau Event

When: Tuesday, April 28th 1:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Minnesota History Center, 3M Auditorium 345 Kellogg Blvd West St. Paul, 55102
Keynote speaker: Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Hosts Annual Event with Nicole Middendorf

When: April 30, 2015 from 4:00 pm-6:30 pm
Where: The Federal Reserve Bank 90 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN
This year’s featured speaker is Nicole Middendorf. Her keynote presentation is titled “Facing Your Financial Fears.” Free.

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