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Culture and Resources

Families make different decisions depending on the resources that they have. Culture has a big influence on how your clients use resources. If you were raised not to use a bank account, for example, you may find yourself facing day-to-day challenges that are different from your neighbor of a different culture.

If you or your organization assist others with personal, financial, or community resource use, it's important to understand the relationship between culture and resources.

Latino Financial Literacy Program — Our team provides answers and helps Minnesota's Latinos navigate financial systems. Individual and group education available. En español: Programa Latino para la Educación Financiera

Resources for Minnesota Immigration Issues (PDF) — Get links for MN resources that can help with immigration issues, including accessing education, legal assistance, and mental health services.

Paying Cash: A Common Practice — Find out who pays with cash and why, and what the advantages are for consumers to pay with bank services. En español: Pagar con dinero en efectivo: ¿Una práctica común?

Being Unbanked: What Is It? What Are the Implications? — Increase your awareness of the unbanked population and the issues that surround their situation.

Consulates in Minnesota — Review the three consulates available in Minnesota and get an overview of the 30 countries that comprise the Minnesota Consular Corps.

Remittances: A Factor for Family Well-Being — Find out what remittances are, who sends them, and what their impact is on individuals, families, and countries.

Related Resources

Dollar Works 2 — Teach others how to manage their personal finances and make sound decisions with money. Resources in English and Spanish.

Dollar Works 2 Training for Latino Families — Training for Latino individuals or groups that uses Dollar Works 2 resources to help organize and manage your finances. En español: Dollar Works 2: Capacitación para las familias latinas

RentWise: Renter's Workbook and Organizer — A unique and practical resource helps you be a successful renter. En español: RentWise: Guía y organizador para el inquilino

RentWise Training for Latino Families — One-on-one or group training for Latinos that uses RentWise resources to help you be a successful renter. En español: RentWise: Capacitación para las familias latinas

Supporting Agriculture Workers from Mexico: Balancing Work and Family DemandsUniversity of Minnesota Extension and Department of Family Social Science — Short videos, lesson plans, and activities help agriculture-sector employers better understand and support their workers from Spanish-speaking countries.

National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) — Learn more about NAIHC, a national organization representing housing interests of Native people who reside in Indian communities, Alaska Native Villages, and on native Hawaiian Home Lands.

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