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Dollar Works 2 training for Latino families

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Are you a Latino person in Minnesota who has:

  • Debts that don’t seem to end?

  • Money that doesn’t last all month?

  • A need to save and invest for future goals like college or retirement?

  • More spending or less income than you used to have?

The financial literacy program staff are here to help. Using the Dollar Works 2 curriculum, we can help you organize and manage your finances. All services are confidential and free of charge.

Our experienced bilingual staff offer one-on-one appointments and group classes in your community. There are twelve one-hour units in the Dollar Works 2 class series. We cover topics like:

  • Paying bills.

  • Getting credit.

  • Paying taxes.

  • Keeping records.

  • Increasing savings.

  • Planning for retirement.

  • Avoiding scams.

  • How to discuss money within the family.

  • How to teach children good money habits.

Participants who complete the program will receive a certificate.

Contact us to get started

Gabriela Burk, Extension Financial Capability Educator
Phone 507-635-6325 and (C) 507-261-4277
Email: burkx012@umn.edu

Jose Lamas, Extension Financial Capability Educator
Phone 507-295-5316 and (C) 507-360-6251
Email: lamas006@umn.edu

Silvia Alvarez de Davila, Extension Financial Capability Educator
Email: salvarez@umn.edu

Reviewed in 2023

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