Online banking is easy to use and convenient, but it comes with certain security risks. The Minnesota Department of Commerce urges consumers to take steps to have a safer, more secure online banking experience. Criminals see online banking accounts as prime targets for hacking and phishing schemes. Everyone who uses online banking needs to be aware of the risks and take precautions to prevent cyber criminals from getting ahold of their banking information.
Every day, someone loses some form of their financial assets as a result of change of address or plain old forgetfulness. Nowadays it seems nearly impossible to lose track of money, as online banking and other electronic tools make it easier than ever to track assets in real time.
Rising floodwater might be making a dent in your wallet. The Minnesota Department of Commerce can help guide you through the insurance claims process if you have experienced damage or property loss.
If you are like most people, taxes are probably a somewhat annoying chore. The beauty of tax time is that allows you take a look at the whole financial picture and re-assess your goals. It's a perfect "money moment."
Weights and Measures Week is celebrated on March 1-7 each year to commemorate John Adams signing the first United States weights and measures law on March 2, 1799. Here in Minnesota, the Commerce Department’s Weights and Measures Division became the state’s first consumer protection agency in 1885.
Consumer Protection is our number one priority here at the Department of Commerce. In honor of National Consumer Protection Week, we are reminding you of all the ways we can help you make the most out of your money. A stable and secure financial future starts with one smart decision at a time.
America Saves Week is a great opportunity to identify the big and small ways to save for your long-term goals.
Going to the library instead of buying books? Enjoying a homemade PB&J sandwich instead of grabbing lunch on the run? Or maybe it’s barely visible and your paycheck automatically directs a set amount to a savings or a retirement account.
Money matters can be a complicated, emotional subject. You may know that you need to get your finances in order but don’t know where to start.