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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April Website Bytes

By Hannah Jastram, Communications Associate

This month, new and updated content pages are in the spotlight.

New


All About Prize-Linked Savings Accounts — Prize-linked savings accounts are now available through participating Minnesota credit unions. These accounts encourage saving by giving customers a chance to win cash prizes.

Are You the Owner of Unclaimed Property? — Right now, the state of Minnesota is holding millions of dollars in unclaimed property, or more precisely, unclaimed funds. Find out whether some of that money may belong to you.

Checking Your Credit Report — Did you know that you're entitled by law to free credit reports every year? Errors in your reports can hinder your ability to get a loan or rental housing.

Terrorism and Violence — Tips for talking with kids about news of terrorism and violence.

Many thanks to Sharon Powell and Mary Vitcenda for their work on these pages.

Updated


Before a Natural Disaster: Planning and Preparing Tips for Older Adults — Preparation concerns for older adults.

Create a Family Plan Before Disaster Strikes — Create a plan that involves and protects all family members.

Review Your Insurance Coverage Before Disaster Strikes — Be ready for disaster before it happens; check out how your property is insured.

List It or Lose It — The Case for Household and Property Inventory — Tips for creating an inventory of your personal property.

Make a Grab and Go File for Emergencies — Put together a "grab and go" file of important information in case of emergencies.

Start an Emergency Fund Before Disaster Strikes — An emergency fund is extremely useful in getting immediate needs met after a disaster.

Thanks to Lori Hendrickson for her work on these pages.

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