Connecting people with opportunities to thrive. 

Financial Coaching Programs

Our Financial Coaching Program offers financial education classes and workshops in southeastern Minnesota.

If you are interested in offering or attending a Financial Coaching class, please contact the Active Aging team member in your area. Contact information is listed below.

“Money does not buy happiness, but it does influence our perception of happiness and our potential for success.”

About Our Program

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Why Financial Literacy is Important

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Money Smart for Older Adults

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Current Classes

Money Smart for Older Adults – Owatonna

Wednesday, August 9
1:00 – 2:30 pm

Maple Trails Apartment
5oo Dunnell Drive
Owatonna, MN

Registration is required.  Additional class information is available above, or by contacting your Active Aging Program Administrator to learn more.



“I learned how credit cards work and how I can protect myself from going into debt.” 


“I wanted to share my experience with the “Receipts” envelope:  I found that by making myself take my receipts and put them into the envelope I was actually less inclined to purchase/ spend.  The act of having to save the receipts and put them into the envelope inhibited my desire to buy *that coffee* or *that snack* or *whatever*.  Accordingly, I have decided that as a check on my built-in consumerism I am going to do the envelope on an ongoing basis.  So, thank you!”

– Emailed Feedback from Erin

“I learned how to improve my credit. I like the detail the teacher gave for complete understanding of financing.” 


“I learned by prioritizing bills there will be less financial chaos, also that having savings can help make you feel more secure.”


“I liked learning about credit cards. Also liked learning about paychecks. I found it useful. I got a better understanding of it.”


The following Active Aging Program Administrator in your area will be happy to speak with you

Sue Degallier
Sue DegallierActive Aging Program Director, Program Administrator Winona County
Jessica Mollison
Jessica MollisonActive Aging Program Administrator Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Olmsted, and Wabasha Counties
Mary Cassem
Mary CassemActive Aging Program Administrator Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Jackson, LeSueur, Martin, Nicollet, and Watonwan Counties
Marlene Levine
Marlene LevineActive Aging Program Administrator Freeborn, Steele, Rice, Dodge, Mower, and Waseca Counties