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For Parents

Child putting coin in piggy bank as father smiles.

For Parents

You want to build a solid financial foundation for your family and teach your children how to make wise decisions about their finances.

The resources available here will help you get started.

Credit and Debit

How does credit and debt impact your financial health? Learn more about credit reports, scores, paying down debt and the cost of credit.

Financial Empowerment Basics

Keep track of your spending, choose the right bank and type of account, look for ways to save and explore the Building MI Financial Future Financial Toolkit.

Home and Customer

Buying your first home? Wondering about the charges and fees on your utility bill? These resources offer tips and explanations for homeowners.

Investment and Retirement

Plan now so you can have the retirement of your dreams. Select the right financial advisor, determine your personal saving goals and more.


Paying for college doesn’t have to be intimidating. There are several options to help you start saving early and resources to help you manage student loans, secure scholarships and grants and more.

Scams and Fraud

Identity Theft and Consumer Fraud are on the rise. What steps can you take to protect yourself? What do you do if you are a victim of theft or fraud?

For Kids

Financial empowerment is really important. Did you know it could be fun, too?

Financial Literacy Games

Ready to get your game on?

Test your money skills and give your brain a workout with these fun and educational games.


The Mint

To do a lot of things we love, we almost always need to use money. Do you know how to earn money? How much money should you save? Discover the answers now! And play some games along the way to test your money smarts.