Financial Education

Affinity Plus Foundation announces winners of 2017-2018 Campus Scholarship

December 04, 2017

Affinity Plus Foundation has awarded 10 annual Campus Scholarships to students at six Minnesota state universities and – new in 2017 – to students at four state community and technical colleges.  Read More...

Affinity Plus welcomes new Itasca Community College students with Smart Money sessions

Affinity Plus welcomes new Itasca Community College students with Smart Money sessions

August 29, 2017

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union welcomed Itasca Community College students back to school the week of Aug. 21-25, with lessons as important as any they’ll learn during their years at the Grand Rapids post-secondary school.  Read More...

Affinity Plus completes successful summer sessions of financial literacy training with Cookie Cart

Affinity Plus completes successful summer sessions of financial literacy training with Cookie Cart

August 17, 2017

This summer, Affinity Plus and the Affinity Plus Foundation worked alongside Cookie Cart to lead two-day financial literacy training sessions for Cookie Cart’s student employees.  Read More...

Affinity Plus Foundation raises more than $25,000 at 16th annual golf tournament

June 23, 2017

The Affinity Plus Foundation raised more than $25,000 Tuesday, June 20, at its 16th annual golf tournament at the Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury, Minn.  Read More...

McCoy: Baby boomers focusing on estate planning, healthcare as generation ages

May 19, 2017

Estate planning advisor Ray McCoy hears the stories regularly about what a lack of estate planning can do to family members.  Read More...

Affinity Plus Foundation Campus Scholarship now available to Minnesota technical colleges and universities

May 18, 2017

The Affinity Plus Foundation has expanded its Campus Scholarship program for the 2017-2018 school year to include Minnesota technical and community colleges, foundation officials announced today.  Read More...

Affinity Plus concludes successful virtual financial-education program with cash winners, plans for future programming

Affinity Plus concludes successful virtual financial-education program with cash winners, plans for future programming

May 10, 2017

Affinity Plus awarded a University of Minnesota student a $200 Visa gift card and additional cash in early May, simply for taking part in Learn to Earn, a new virtual program that provides financial education to student members.  Read More...

Affinity Plus, Minnesota Congressman Tom Emmer present to Rocori High School current-events class April 18

Affinity Plus, Minnesota Congressman Tom Emmer present to Rocori High School current-events class April 18

April 19, 2017

Minnesota Congressman Tom Emmer joined Affinity Plus financial educators Tuesday, April 18, at Rocori High School in Cold Spring to discuss financial issues making headlines and the short- and long-term impact on the students.  Read More...

Applications open through April 30 for Affinity Plus Foundation Cultivator and Community grants

April 04, 2017

The Affinity Plus Foundation is now accepting applications through April 30 for its Cultivator and Community grants, which award funding in amounts ranging from $500 to $10,000 to educators and nonprofits focused on financial education.  Read More...

Minnesota Parent: Banking can start in preschool

April 03, 2017

Affinity Plus’ commitment to financial literacy and education is showcased in a new article in the April 3 edition of Minnesota Parent. Writer Eric Braun interviews Stephanie Musgrove, an Affinity Plus certified financial educator, and she explains why parents should “be open and allow children to ask questions about how money plays a role in everyday life.  Read More...

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