About Personal Finance
The Personal Finance website is a joint effort of the Family Resource Management team at the Extension Center for Family Development. We created this website with the hopes of creating a "one stop shop" for families, educators, and other family-serving professionals.
We use the term "personal finance" broadly to mean the financial resources that individuals and families use throughout their lives. Resources found throughout this website will help you (or the families you serve) to:
- Better manage the flow of money moving in and out of a household.
- Make wise decisions that will help reach personal goals and lead to a more secure financial future.
- Understand what it takes to be a good renter and secure housing that best meets family needs.
- Appreciate the interaction between culture and resources. Where (and how) one grew up does affect their views on money, education, housing, communication, and financial systems amongst everything else!
- Give time-sensitive tips for resource-related situations like talking to children about money, dealing with suddenly reduced income, distributing property of a loved one, dealing with the aftermath of a disaster, or deciding whether or not to take out the next loan.
Family Resource Management is a varied team of well-educated and experienced educators located through the state of Minnesota. As part of the Extension Center for Family Development, we are not here to "sell" products or trainings. We are committed to bringing research and knowledge of the University of Minnesota (and beyond) to the people of Minnesota. We provide unbiased, trustworthy education and resources to families so that they can make more informed financial decisions and better meet their own personal needs and goals today and in the future. Contact Us to learn more.
Other Recommended Resources
Benefits of Workplace Comprehensive Financial Education — When employers offer comprehensive workplace financial education, everyone wins: employers, employees, and society.
Community Mentorship for Financial Capability — Minnesota Council on Economic Education (MCEE) — In this partnership, Extension Educators mentor community agencies, helping them to develop content expertise and skills in educational program delivery and to plan, market, deliver, and evaluate the agencies’ community workshops.