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Thank You

To the Men and Women of Our Armed Forces:

On behalf of Governor Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Commerce, thank you for your service. The dedication and sacrifice you have shown in protecting our citizens and interests represent the best of the American spirit. We are thrilled to welcome you home to your friends, family, and loved ones.

We know the stresses of deployment can also affect the budgets of military families. With a long list of uncertainties to navigate, it is essential for you to utilize all available resources to help you and your loved ones make informed and smart financial decisions throughout your transition to civilian life.

When it comes to your budget, information is power, and with the right tools you can strengthen your financial readiness for the road ahead. That is why we have put together this one-stop-shop to answer many of your financial questions. Explore our website to find out more about:

  • Saving Strategies for Military Families - Learn more about how to invest in your future

  • Financial Fraud - How to protect you and your family from scams and financial fraudsters that target military personnel and their families

  • Your Military Benefits - Learn more about how to take full advantage of your military benefits

  • Be Prepared - Financial strategies to follow before and after deployment

  • Taxes - Minnesota-specific tax information for military servicemembers and their families

  • Real Estate - Use these tips and resources when thinking about buying or selling your home

  • Transition - Making the transition to life after deployment can be challenging; follow these tips to make informed financial decisions

  • Links - These links will connect you and your family to a host of programs and services that help military families achieve financial security

  • Financial Field Manual - Organize your finances with these financial tips and tools for military personnel and their families

Please consider the Department of Commerce a resource in helping to protect your financial interests. We are ready and willing to lend a hand throughout your transition to life civilian life.  We strive to protect all Minnesota consumers, including military families. Our expertise can help you protect your investments, hold down insurance costs, and avoid schemes that target military families.
Please contact us to learn more about what we can do together to secure a strong financial future for you and your loved ones.

Mike Rothman
Minnesota Department of Commerce