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Home and financial management

Disaster preparedness and recovery

How to prepare for a disaster

Find advice on how to prepare for a disaster, including making an emergency plan, organizing a grab-and-go file, and preparing a food supply.

Financial recovery after disaster

Learn how to manage stress and financial challenges in the aftermath of a disaster through videos and our financial recovery toolkit.


Prepare and plan for dealing with flood damage, learn how to repair flooded lawns and damaged buildings

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.

Later-life decision making

Elder family financial exploitation

Learn the signs and protect yourself and your loved ones from a common form of elder abuse.

How to support aging parents and address potential conflicts

Follow these strategies and tips to help your family cope when faced with problems and decisions related to long term care.

Identifying financial security goals for later life

Take an online quiz or complete the worksheet to sort out your financial goals.

Minnesota health care directive planning toolkit

Write down your wishes for your care in a health care directive.

Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?

Learn about passing on personal possessions while protecting your family relationships.

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

Your response to income change 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.

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