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!
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:
- Get Out of Debt
- Save for a Home
- Save on Auto Purchases
- Save for Emergencies
- Save for Retirement
- Save for Education
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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