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
- It’s culturally adapted. People understand and use money within the context of their culture and life experiences. Dollar Works 2 is based on information from focus groups that involved Dollar Works users and Latino audiences. All handouts have been culturally adapted for English- and Spanish-speaking audiences.
- It teaches decision-making skills. Families need more than just information and practice. They need to learn how to make changes in managing their personal finances.
- It includes all the support you need. From train-the-trainer workshops to evaluation resources, our team and the curriculum can support you every step of the way.
- It works. Our team has evaluated the effectiveness of this curriculum, so you can rest assured it’s a good use of you and your clients’ time.
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.
Evaluation Resources — Get the resources you need to evaluate your Dollar Works 2 program.
Frequently Asked Questions — Find the answers to common questions.
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.