Do you want to improve your financial health? Save more money? Pay off your debt? Create or improve your credit? Establish your own business or enterprise? Work with a financial coach to help you navigate the financial systems and accomplish your financial goals!
Navigating the financial system can be daunting and complex. Understanding these six components of Financial Capability will help set the path towards long term financial stability:
If you’re looking to improve your own or your family’s money management skills, create and improve your credit, gain access to supplemental resources (such as our Lending Circles program) and receive support navigating financial processes and applications, contact CLUES today to meet with a financial coach!
Financial coaches are available by appointment in both Spanish and English CLUES Minneapolis and St. Paul offices, or by limited availability in Austin and Willmar.
CLUES Lending Circles – or Tandas – are built on a cultural tradition of lending money and saving together among family and friends.
What are the benefits?
CLUES organizes groups of savers, processes payments electronically and reports them to credit agencies. We cover all costs and also provide you with financial education.
CLUES offers free tax preparation service for people with low or medium income. The confidential service is performed by IRS-certified volunteers and includes electronic delivery directly to the IRS.
CLUES is also authorized by the IRS to assist you in requesting your ITIN.
What is an ITIN?
The ITIN is the Taxpayer's Personal Identification Number issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The ITIN is used to identify and process your tax return or to claim a refund. It does not affect your employment or immigration status, nor does it grant federal or state benefits rights to the taxpayer.
Tax and ITIN services are offered throughout the year, but space is limited especially during tax season. Click here to view information about our free tax clinics and how to register.
Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have your own business? Do you dream of owning one?
CLUES small business coaches can:
Through CLUES' culturally relevant service approach, potential business owners and entrepreneurs can receive one-on-one financial and small business coaching services, covering the fundamentals of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Victor Bravo – Financial Empowerment Coach
Jose Alfredo Velazquez - Small Business Support
Jessica Hernandez – Economic Empowerment Trainer