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Commissioners Rothman and Cassellius illustrate that when it comes to saving, “It’s Never too Early to Start”

April 18, 2014

For Immediate Release:

SAINT PAUL, MN – To celebrate the release of "It's Never too Early to Start," a guide that focuses on how parents and teachers can use children's literature to teach financial literacy skills, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman and Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius will read to second grade students at Aquila Elementary in St. Louis Park on Monday, April 21st from 1 – 2 pm. The U of M Extension and the United Educators Credit Union will lead students, parents, and teachers in an educational activity.  Read-It, Minnesota's reading and literacy mascot will join in the fun.

Commerce and the University of Minnesota Extension have teamed up on a series of educational guides to help Minnesotans from Kindergarten to retirement navigate the sometimes complex financial issues such as saving, retirement planning, preparing for natural disasters, and monitoring credit reports.



Commissioner Mike Rothman, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, Minnesota Department of Education
University of Minnesota Extension
United Educators Credit Union
Aquila Elementary School


Commissioners Rothman and Cassellius will each read to second grade students and participate in an educational financial literacy activity.



1- 2 p.m.
Monday, April 21, 2014


Aquila Elementary School
8500 West 81st Street
St Louis Park, MN  55437
Phone:  (952) 928-6500