Minnesota Saves

All across Minnesota people just like you are proving that you don't have to be rich to build wealth. As members of Minnesota Saves, they are paying off debts and saving to reach their financial goals. The Minnesota Saves website is your resource for tips and tools to help you set goals, develop strategies to reach those goals, and start saving. So what are you waiting for? Take financial action in your life!

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Savings Strategies:

Building wealth starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal. Whatever goal you choose – whether it’s buying a car, buying a house, or getting out from under your debts – learn about proven savings strategies and get simple tips on the best ways to save. Click on the links below to learn how to:


Thank you to the committed members of the Minnesota Saves Steering Group who make this campaign work for our North Star State communities:

Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota
BBB's ("Minnesota Saves" Coordinator) mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust by: creating a community of trustworthy businesses, setting standards for marketplace trust, encouraging and supporting best practices through outreach and education among all business and consumer groups in Minnesota and North Dakota. The BBB's educational foundation will be spearheading the "Minnesota Saves" effort.

University of Minnesota Extension
University of Minnesota Extension provides education, outreach and research to support the needs of individuals, families, businesses and communities throughout Minnesota.

First Resource Bank
Committed to providing banking services in a friendly, professional manner, focused on community development and supporting local organizations committed to the same principles in southern Minnesota.

Multi-state organization whose mission is to drive business to American military veterans, support military veterans' employment and serve as a centralized platform to serve Veterans' issues.

Comer Consulting/Financial Planning Association of MN
Network of financial advisers that provide assistance in client service through diversity in approaches. FPA champions the value of the financial planning process and advances the profession through fostering ethics, education and networking opportunities throughout the state.


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Volume 15, Issue 4 of the American Saver, official newsletter of the America Saves campaign, has been published.

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Partner Resource Packet

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Current Theme: Financial Wellness for People with Disabilities and Their Families


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Starting Over

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”


Coping with a Lost Job

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.


Challenging Herself to Save

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.