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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.

Caring for your home

Home maintenance and safety

Maintain your home and create a healthy safe environment with practical, research-based information.

Energy efficiency

Performance of new homes, homes in cold climates

Moisture and mold indoors

Clean up, prevention, basement moisture problems

Protecting your home from rain and ice

Dealing with and preventing ice dams, water-proofing homes

Housing options

Renting

Learn to be a successful renter with these helpful resources.

Financing your home

Know how and when to finance or refinance your home.

Disaster preparation and recovery

How to prepare

Plan now before disaster strikes.

Financial recovery

Help families recover from a natural disaster.

Flooding

How to clean up flood damage.

Personal finances

Spending and saving

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.

Taxes

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.

Investment and retirement

It's never too early (or late) to make plans for your future financial security.

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

Avoid family conflicts by planning who to pass personal belongings to.

Transferring land

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

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