Financial Literacy Month
Governor Dayton has declared April as Financial Literacy Month. Many activities are taking place across the state. Check out the Minnesota Department of Commerce website for events.
Know Your Money Resource Fair
Featuring award-winning personal finance columnist Gail MarksJarvis. Attend workshops, visit with community partners, get information on local financial support and enter for a chance to win a prize drawing. Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at Galaxie Library in Apple Valley. Find more information about the Dakota County Library Know Your Money series.
Minnesota Jump$tart Coalition Annual Conference
Strategies for Increasing Financial Literacy for Minnesota Youth is the name of this year’s conference, set for Thursday, April 18 from 3–6:30 p.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Gina Blayney, CEO of Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, will be the keynote speaker at this free event. Register for the event. Find more information on the Minnesota Jump$tart Coalition.
Financial Literacy Roundtable
Mike Rothman, Commissioner at Minnesota Department of Commerce, is hosting the third annual Financial Literacy Roundtable discussion at Neighborhood House, 179 Robie Street East, Saint Paul, on Wednesday, April 24 from 1–4:00. Please RSVP no later than Monday, April 22, to Julia Miller at 651-297-7036 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hit a Homerun for Financial Literacy Month
An essay contest for all Minnesota kids in grades 3–5 that is sponsored by Governor Dayton and partners. Kids should submit a 300-word essay in response to this question: If you were 100 years old, what three things would you tell your grandchildren to do to make smart financial decisions for their future? Winners will receive Twins baseball tickets. Send essays to Julia Miller at email@example.com or by mail to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, 85 Seventh Place East, Suite 500, Saint Paul, MN 55101. Enter by Tuesday, April 30.
Minnesota Financial Fitness Conference
Held June 5–7 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit the Help Minnesota Save website.
Financial Literacy for College Success
Minnesota Council on Economic Education (MCEE) is developing Financial Literacy for College Success and wants to recruit secondary teachers (grades 7–12) who are interested in participating in a pilot program, which has the objective of helping to prepare low-income, underrepresented youth for higher education. If you are interested or would like more information, contact Jane Stockman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-5707.
Learning the Language of Money
Workshops will be held every Wednesday at CLUES, 797 East 7th Street, Saint Paul from 10:30 a.m.-noon. The drop-in workshops will cover setting financial goals, budgeting, understanding credit, banking, understanding taxes, benefits and insurance, and buying a car. For more information, call 651-379-4200.
Investing in Farm Families
An eight-lesson, online class that helps farm families plan for a financially stable future that meets long-term needs. Participants can work at their own pace. More information can be found on the extension website. The class is made available by the FINRA Foundation and the USDA Cooperative Extension System.