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      Kicking Off ‘Financial Literacy Month’

      Posted on April 02, 2012 at 11:32 AM

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      Governor Mark Dayton has issued a proclamation declaring April as Financial Literacy Month in Minnesota. Financial Literacy Month kicks off an unprecedented statewide outreach effort organized by the state’s newly founded ‘Interagency Work Group on Financial Literacy.’ Over the next four weeks, the work group will be coordinating nearly 40 outreach events, such as educational workgroups, financial trainings, and homeownership forums for Minnesota students, soldiers, families, and senior citizens.

      Governor Dayton noted in his proclamation that, “Providing all Minnesotans the tools to make informed choices and avoid pitfalls helps improve their financial security.”

      “As our economy continues on the road to recovery, countless Minnesotans are struggling with daily financial hardships and the stress of stretching every dollar,” said Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman. “Knowing the challenges facing consumers of all ages, it has never been more important to equip Minnesotans from Kindergarten to retirement with the tools and resources they need to make informed financial decisions at every stage of life.”

      Governor Mark Dayton’s administration is committed to consumer education and helping Minnesotans of all ages gain key skills and knowledge to ensure a secure financial future. More information about Financial Literacy Month, including a calendar of events and tips for Minnesota consumers can be found on the Minnesota Department of Commerce website.