Committed to Financial Empowerment in South Dakota

By improving financial education, individuals learn to be prepared for life’s unplanned events by being resourceful enough to bear the fiscal challenges of adult life. We aim to empower South Dakotans to set financial goals, grow their incomes, reduce debt and build up savings. The tools on this page will help you take control of your finances.

Groups of Focus

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College Students

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Hands on Banking

Hands on Banking

The Hands on Banking financial education program can help you learn more about money management and provides all the tools you need to help you become financially savvy.
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Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid

Getting financially ready for college can be easier than you think. This site discusses key steps in preparing for college and provides resources that can help you along the way.
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Intuit Mint

Mint by Intuit

Easily create budgets, track your credit score and get a complete snapshot of your finances.
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MoneyFit

MoneyFit Academy

Offering free, online courses to help you build your financial capability.
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Moneycoach

MoneyCoach

A resource entirely based on animated videos, the most effective educational medium according to researchers.
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Payback

Time for Payback

Payback nudges students to think about how to succeed in college without taking on excessive student debt.
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Credit Clash

Credit Clash

Credit Clash is a fun and interactive way to learn about credit scores.
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The Uber Game

The Uber Game

The interactive game, created by the Financial Times, challenges students to face life circumstances of those in the gig economy.
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Young Families & Emerging Adults

Money Smart FDIC

Money Smart

Money Smart Computer-Based Instruction provides financial education for Adults and Young Adults. Select adult curriculum and register for a free account.
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College Access 529

College Access 529

This program is designed to enable investors to save and invest for qualified educational expenses of a child or other beneficiary on a tax-favored basis.
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Intuit Mint

Mint by Intuit

Easily create budgets, track your credit score and get a complete snapshot of your finances.
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MoneyFit

MoneyFit Academy

Offering free, online courses to help you build your financial capability.
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Moneycoach

MoneyCoach

A resource entirely based on animated videos, the most effective educational medium according to researchers.
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Smart Women Smart Money

Smart Women Smart Money

Smart Women Smart Money’s mission is to provide financial education and empowerment to women throughout the United States.
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Peter Pig's Money Counter

Peter Pig's Money Counter

Learning about money is fun with Peter Pig. In this interactive game, kids practice identifying, counting and saving money while learning fun facts about U.S. currency.
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The Uber Game

The Uber Game

The interactive game, created by the Financial Times, challenges players to face life circumstances of those in the gig economy.
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High School Students

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Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid

Getting financially ready for college can be easier than you think. This site discusses key steps in preparing for college and provides resources that can help you along the way.
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Claim Your Future

Claim Your Future

Claim Your Future is a game that encourages you to explore education after high school, future careers, and money management.
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Moneycoach

MoneyCoach

A resource entirely based on animated videos, the most effective educational medium according to researchers.
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Payback

Time for Payback

Payback nudges students to think about how to succeed in college without taking on excessive student debt.
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Credit Clash

Credit Clash

Credit Clash is a fun and interactive way to learn about credit scores.
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Disabled Individuals

National Disability Institute

National Disability Institute

The National Disability Institute is dedicated to improving the financial wellness of people across the spectrum of disability.
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South Dakota Investment Council

South Dakota Investment Council

South Dakotans with disabilities, and their families, may save and invest for expenses related to living with a disability without losing eligibility for federal and state benefits.
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Impoverished Families

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Smart About Money

Smart About Money

It's a free, unbiased resource where you can find in-depth personal finance courses, articles, calculators and tips to help you manage your money through life's ups and downs.
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Military Veterans

US Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

From reducing debt to finding a home loan to creating a family budget and protecting your identity and VA benefits, VA and its partners have resources to assist with managing your personal finances.
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The Military Wallet

The Military Wallet

This personal finance and benefits website strives to help the military community better manage money and understand the programs and benefits available.
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Active Military Members

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Office of Financial Readiness

Office of Financial Readiness

Our goal is to foster a financially secure and mission-ready force with every military family living their best life today and in the future.
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The Military Wallet

The Military Wallet

This personal finance and benefits website strives to help the military community better manage money and understand the programs and benefits available.
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