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About Financial Capability

Financial Capability Educational Offerings

We offer a variety of ways to build financial capability in yourself, your organization, and your clients. Educational offerings are available in-person and online, in English and in Spanish, for free and for fee, and at different locations throughout the year.

Basic Financial Education

Dollar Works 2 Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Who:
Service providers, volunteers, and other professionals
What:
Get knowledge, tools, and strategies to help your clients manage resources, attain personal goals, and increase financial stability.
Format:
In-person
When:
Upon request
Cost:
Varies

Dollar Works 2 Training for Latino Families

Who:
Latino people in Minnesota
What:
Clients learn how to organize and manage your finances.
Format:
One-on-one appointments and group classes
When:
Upon request
Cost:
Varies

Note: In Spanish; only available in southwest Minnesota

Financial Educator Certificate Program

Who:
Community-based professionals who are teaching others about personal financial management
What:
Get knowledge and skills to work with people to manage financial resources, build financial assets, and improve financial health and well-being.
Format:
Online course with videos, activities, case studies, quizzes, downloadable resources and more
When:
September through April
Cost:
$250

Invest NOW: Money in Retirement Online Course

Who:
Any person needing help understanding investment and retirement
What:
Your clients will explore the basics of investing, including finding money to invest, understanding retirement plans/IRAs/Social Security, and more.
Format:
Online course with videos, activities, self-assessments, and resources
When:
On demand; 5 hours
Cost:
Free

Taxes 101 Training

Who:
Community professionals working with low- to moderate-income individuals and families
What:
Learn how to help people make the most of tax time.
Format:
Webinar series
When:
December
Cost:
Free

Your Money, Your Goals

Who:
Financial empowerment trainers, case managers, and other frontline staff
What:
Get tools and skills to empower clients in understanding their own financial situations and connect them to resources available in their community.
Format:
In-person and online
When:
Varies — see Getting Trained for dates.
Cost:
Free

Decision Making

Health Care Directives Workshop

Who:
People who need basic information about planning for future health care decisions
What:
Your clients will learn the basics about planning for future health care decisions by creating a health care directive.
Format:
In-person or online
When:
Upon request
Cost:
Varies

Intergenerational Land Transfer Workshop

Who:
Wooded land owners
What:
Part 1 focuses on owners’ long-term vision and provides hands-on information about how to start the conversation with family. Part 2 focuses on the legal and financial mechanisms.
Format:
In-person
When:
Varies — see Legacy Planning Workshop for dates.
Cost:
$150

Smart Choice Health Insurance™ Basics Workshop

Who:
Practitioners or individuals
What:
Tools for families to make the best possible health insurance decisions for themselves and their families.
Format:
In-person or online
When:
Upon request
Cost:
Varies

Smart Use Health Insurance™ Workshop

Who:
Practitioners or individuals
What:
Tools for families to make the best use of their health insurance plan and better plan for future health insurance costs.
Format:
In-person or online
When:
Upon request
Cost:
Varies

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?™ Workshop

Who:
People who would benefit from knowing more about transferring non-titled property
What:
Your clients will learn the basics about transferring non-titled property.
Format:
In-person or online
When:
Upon request
Cost:
Varies

Housing

RentWise Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Who:
Human service providers, landlords, volunteers, teachers, or volunteers looking to educate individuals on being successful renters
What:
Get an overview of the RentWise curriculum, explore all three RentWise units, and review what is needed to facilitate the RentWise program.
Format:
In-person
When:
Upon request
Cost:
Varies

RentWise Training for Latino Families

Who:
Latino people in Minnesota
What:
Your clients will learn their and their property managers’ rights and obligations under Minnesota law, understand the paperwork of renting, learn how to keep good records and learn how to keep good relationships with property managers and neighbors.
Format:
One-on-one appointments and group classes
When:
Upon request; 6 hours
Cost:
Varies

Note: In Spanish; only available in southwest Minnesota

Renter 101 Online Course

Who:
Any person living in a rental unit now or in the future
What:
Your clients will learn how to navigate the rental process, better manage resources to pay rent, choose and apply for affordable housing, communicate effectively, maintain a home, and more.
Format:
Online course with videos, resources, and quiz
When:
1 hour
Cost:
Free

Note: Take-and-teach resources are included to adapt the course to an in-person setting.

Related Resources

Online Courses for Professionals — Explore online courses for professional that work with families in transition, parents and other adults, teens, and children.

Online Courses for Families — Take advantage of free or low-cost online courses on divorce, overindulgence, alcohol use, renting, and more.

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