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Additional Resources

AccountAbility Minnesota
AccountAbility Minnesota provides tax preparation and related financial services to individuals and families of limited means.

Contact information:
www.accountabilitymn.org


AnnualCreditReport.com
If you have been denied credit or if you reside in particular states, you are entitled to a free credit report once every 12 months. This site will help you request your credit report. Your credit score is a number between 300 and 850 that lenders use to decide whether to give you credit and at what cost.

Contact information:
https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp


Equifax
One of three nationwide credit reporting companies. You can request your credit report for a small fee.

Contact information:
www.equifax.com/home/en_us


Experian
One of three nationwide credit reporting companies. You can request your credit report for a small fee.

Contact information:
www.experian.com.


Financial Education Classes
Education to enhance financial security in later life is available through the Cooperative Extension Service. For course information and a catalog visit their website.

Contact information:
www.extension.umn.edu


Home Equity Advisor
Find information, tools, and consumer advice to use and protect the value in your home. Get custom advice for your life situation—even if you need help now. Created by the nonprofit National Council on Aging and made possible by a generous grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

Contact information:
www.homeequityadvisor.org


IRS
Search the IRS website to learn more about the new IRA withdrawal rules and other important tax-related issues.

Contact information:
www.irs.gov


Mapping Your Retirement
Mapping Your Retirement helps you plan a retirement based on your values, interests, and resources. The guide provides information and worksheets on three critical elements of a meaningful retirement: Living Your Life, Maintaining Your Health, and Managing Your Money.

Contact information:
www.mappingyourretirement.org


Minnesota's Health Care Programs
The State of Minnesota site regarding medical assistance programs.

Contact information:
www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=id_006260


MinnesotaHelp.Info
MinnesotaHelp.info is an online directory of services designed to help people in Minnesota find human services, information and referral, financial assistance, and other forms of help. It is rich in resource information for seniors and their caregivers; people with disabilities and their caregivers; parents and families; and low income people.

Contact information:
www.minnesotahelp.info


National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, The
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare was founded in 1982 to serve as an advocate for the landmark federal programs of Social Security and Medicare and for all Americans who seek a healthy, productive and secure retirement.

Contact information:
www.ncpssm.org/


Paulys List
Pauly's List offers community members a way to find Saint Paul business services that others recommend. The website encourages people to add reviews of their experiences with local businesses--home repair, attorneys, auto care, retail stores, restaurants, etc. Pauly's List is unique in several ways: it provides ratings about how well the business responds to the needs of seniors, it offers a mystery shopper program to help businesses improve their service to seniors, and it includes a “Senior Santa Wish List” especially for professionals working with seniors. The Consortium at Carondolet Village in Saint Paul sponsors Pauly's List. The Consortium is a collaborative group of health and wellness providers supporting area residents to live vibrant and independent lives in their homes.

Contact information:
651-698-1310
Info@PaulysList.com
www.paulyslist.com


Seniors Legal Rights Handbook
The Office of the MN Attorney General has prepared a general handbook for seniors that contains information on estate planning, health care, consumer protection, scams, and other topics.

Contact information:
www.ag.state.mn.us/Consumer/handbooks/SLR/default.asp


Social Security Administration Guide to Benefits
A guide to thinking about your social security benefits, including how to calculate how much you will receive.

Contact information:
www.ssa.gov/retire2/


Take the Road to Financial Security in Later Life
Curriculum with handouts for individuals to understand the risks of financial insecurity in later life, encourage planning ahead to deal with normal later life events, identify specific action steps to help protect financial security, and discover resources to help make decisions. All materials can be printed out from the curriculum developed by U of MN Assoc Prof Marlene Stum and a national team of Extension Service Educators.

Contact information:
fsos.cehd.umn.edu/projects/fsll.html


TransUnion
One of three nationwide credit reporting companies. You can request your credit report for a small fee.

Contact information:
www.transunion.com


USA gov
Government made easy. This website gives you access to everything the federal government has to offer. It has separate pages for citizens, businesses and nonprofits, government employees, and visitors to the U.S.

Contact information:
www.usa.gov


Veterans Administration
An organization dedicated to assisting veterans and their dependents in applying and receiving Veteran's Administration benefits and healthcare, as well as possible State benefits.

Contact information:
www.va.gov


 

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