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Home and financial management

Finding, keeping and maintaining housing is often a challenge. Financial situations throughout one’s lifetime is often connected. University of Minnesota Extension helps Minnesotans explore and understand how to secure stable housing, manage the safety and efficiency of homes, and better plan for your financial future.

Housing options


Learn to be a successful renter with these helpful resources.

Financing your home

Know how and when to finance or refinance your home.

Personal finances

Spending, saving and retirement

Manage your spending and saving to better meet your goals.

Youth and money

It's essential that young people know how to make the most use of their resources.


Resources to help you find free tax preparation sites and get guidance on making tax refund decisions that are right for you and your family.

Credit and debt

Credit can help us get things we need and things we want, but it should be used wisely.

Adjusting to income loss

How you respond to the income changes financial, emotionally, and socially can make a difference for you and your family's long-term financial security.

Teaching personal finance

Build the financial education capacity for you and your staff.

Transferring property

Transferring non-titled property: Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate™?

Personal belongings often have special meaning for individuals and family members. Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?™ provides research-informed practical strategies to optimize your inheritance planning and protect your family relationships when passing on personal possessions.

Transferring land

Successful land transfers involve communication, knowledge of options, planning, and attention to detail.

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