Financial Links

Financial Links

woman on computer at coffee shopThere are multiple resources available that provide additional services to improve your financial wellness and maintain financial stability. We have put together the below trusted organizational resource list and links to their websites to assist you in getting started.

This list includes resources for obtaining your free credit report, additional tools for homebuyers, fraud and scam protection and recovery, various student loan resources and assistance with resolving tax problems. Plus, it has resources specific to Minnesota and employment resources.

We believe everyone can overcome debt, build assets and achieve financial wellness. Getting started can be overwhelming and we are here to support you and guide you through the process. Contact us today to get started!


Below are some helpful links to trusted financial resources. — Free Annual Credit Report

Get your free annual credit report from the three main credit reporting bureaus safely and reliably. If you need assistance understanding your report, contact us to schedule a free credit report session with one of our trusted financial counselors.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) — A+ Rating and Accreditation

View our BBB business profile rating and accreditation overview.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — Trusted Homebuyer Resources

Tools and resources for homebuyers from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a U.S. government agency; a trusted source for information on buying a home.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — Protect Yourself from Fraud and Scams

The FTC, a U.S. government agency, protects the public from deceptive or unfair business practices through law enforcement, advocacy, research and education.

Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft — Recover from Identity Theft

If someone is using your personal information to open accounts, file taxes, or make purchases, visit the federal government’s FTC identity theft report and recovery one-stop resource page for help.

Federal Trade Commission — Register for the National Do Not Call Registry

Registering a phone number, gives you the choice to receive telemarketing calls or block marketing agencies from contacting you.

IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service — Assistance with Resolving Tax Problems

The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS. They offer free assistance to guide people through resolving tax problems.

National Association of Attorney Generals (NAAG)

A nonpartisan national forum for attorneys general, NAAG, fosters collaboration on important issues to their work, and training and resources to support them in protecting the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) — Trusted Financial Wellness Services

The NFCC is an industry standard certificatory foundation that regulates Financial Counseling services and helps individuals source trusted NFCC member agencies. It is their mission to help all people who want to secure a financial future and achieve financial wellness. — Opt-Out to Stop Credit Offers is the official Consumer Credit Reporting Industry website to accept and process requests from consumers to opt-in or opt-out of firm offers of credit or insurance.

National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) — Student Loan Borrower Assistance Resources

Learn about student loan cancellation, loan repayment, or collection issues by visiting the NCLC website. — Student Financial Aid Assistance is a trusted federal resource for student financial aid assistance.


Minnesota Specific Resources

Prepare + Prosper — Free Tax Filing

With more than 50 years of experience, Prepare + Prosper, offers free tax preparation for individuals and families who meet certain income requirements. Tax returns include state and federal and property tax refunds for renters and homeowners.

Minnesota Attorney General — Consumer Protection

The State of Minnesota Attorney General’s office enforces state consumer protection laws and provides information about many topics including scams.

Minnesota Board on Aging — Older Adult Resources

The Minnesota Board on Aging, works to ensure Minnesotans can age and live well, ensuring older adults have organized opportunities to accessing caregiving, Medicare, and housing services.

United Way 211 — Local Community Resources

United Way 211 uplifts communities by helping people find resources and services within their local communities.


Employment Resources

Employment services are available at our St. Paul (University) location only.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Career Opportunities

Minnesota Works — Free job and employee search

Star Tribune — Job listings

CAREERwise Education — Explore careers, find a job and plan your education


LSS Financial Counseling