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Basic Financial Education

Dollar Works 2

Dollar Works 2 is a comprehensive personal financial education program developed by educators from the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development. It teaches basic economic concepts to strengthen people’s skills in managing their personal finances and making sound decisions with money.

Dollar Works 2 provides educators and service providers who assist families with knowledge, tools, and strategies for managing resources, attaining personal goals, and increasing financial stability.

Why Choose Dollar Works 2

Check out the Curriculum Overview

More About Dollar Works 2

Preview and Order — Review curriculum contents and purchase.

Program Impact and Feedback — Read about program effectiveness and participant feedback.

Train-the-Trainer Workshop — Contact us to train service providers, volunteers, and other professionals.

Training for Latino Families — Contact the Latino Financial Literacy team to help Latinos in Southwest Minnesota. Also available in Spanish: Capacitación para las familias latinas.

Frequently Asked Questions — Find the answers to common questions.

Related resources

Action Page 3-6: Poverty Income Guidelines (PDF) — Get a summary of the poverty income guidelines and levels needed to qualify for federal and Minnesota-based assistance programs. Part of Dollar Works 2: A Personal Financial Education Program. This is the version for the most recent tax year, formatted for handouts. Also available in Spanish: Lineamientos que se usan para considerar el ingreso de pobreza (PDF)

Action Page 2-3: Steps for Decision-Making Case Study — There were text issues on the 2009 English version of this action page. Here are the replacement pages:

Lesson Plans for Teaching About Purchasing Food (PDF) — Download these sample lesson plans and worksheets for teaching others about purchasing food on a budget.

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