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Lutheran Social Service Financial Choice

Develop financial goals and improve your financial well being.

Counseling sessions and classes can help you develop your goals, such as getting rid of student loan debt and saving for retirement.

You and your household members can access:

Up to six counseling sessions free of charge

One hour online HealthWorks classes

Discussing financial and other issues

  • You can meet one-on-one with a financial counselor over the phone on issues such as bankruptcy prevention, debt reduction, or ID theft recovery
  • Free and confidential
  • Unlimited telephonic consultations
  • Translation available
  • To make an appointment, contact Deer Oaks EAP at 1-888-993-7650

Online resources

  • Articles, videos, financial calculators and additional resources on financial health
  • Go to Deer Oaks EAP and click Member Login; username and password: hennepin

The COVID pandemic has caused added financial stress from higher grocery, child care, education and other living expenses. During times like this, it is more important than ever to have a family budget that shows where you are spending and how to adjust the budget while maintaining some level of savings.

Like an annual physical examination, professionals can help you set goals and provide other assistance to help you achieve financial fitness. If you have recently experienced a major life event (e.g. marriage, divorce, birth of a child, etc.) or nearing retirement, you are due for a financial check-up.

Take advantage of the county's free resources to review your budget, debt and savings and stay on track to financial well-being.

Budget review

Set your financial priorities and goals — manage your income, expenses and savings.

Visit LSS Financial Choice – six (6) free confidential financial counseling sessions per year

  • Current income
  • Expenses
  • Savings
  • Credit rating
  • Emergency savings
  • Financial education

Debt review

Reduce debt burden — prioritize and consolidate debt, protect your credit rating, lower debt interest rates, mange student loan repayment, prepare for home purchase, prevent home foreclosure

Visit LSS Financial Choice – six (6) free confidential financial counseling sessions per year.

  • Current debt
  • Student loan management
  • Debt management plans
  • Homeownership planning
  • Home foreclosure prevention
  • Debt education

Savings review

Set your savings and retirement income goals — assess savings needed to provide sufficient income for leading your desired lifestyle during retirement.

Learn more at Fidelity, MCDCP, and/or VOYA.

  • Set your savings goal with guidance from investment professional.
  • Identify a retirement savings shortfall.
  • Develop a plan for reducing or eliminating any savings gap.

Hennepin County resources for your money health

Use pay and benefits information to make good money decisions for today and tomorrow. Hennepin County has created videos to help employees make the most of their pay and benefits. For Adobe Connect recordings, you must accept any required JavaScript updates.

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Planning for the future

Planning for retirement

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