Financial Wellness

At SPIRE, we feel it is our duty to provide financial wellness education to all.

We strive to empower people to become financially successful and thrive throughout life.

Money Mapping with Dan Stoltz

SPIRE has partnered with KSTP-TV and Twin Cities Live on financial wellness segments featuring SPIRE President/CEO Dan Stoltz.

Using Percentages to Achieve Your Goals

Understanding Your Credit Score

Using LOVE to Help with Finances

Teaching Kids About Money

Planning for Purchases

Avoiding Fraud Scams

Tips on Buying a Car

Tips on Buying a Home


Complimentary Financial Wellness Training

SPIRE offers free financial wellness training to local youth and communities. We strive to support our local communities and improve the quality of life for those living in our communities by providing financial literacy education. Our ultimate goal is to emphasize the reality of attaining financial freedom.

We work with a wide variety of agencies, organizations and schools throughout our service area to uphold the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People” and are always looking to expand our efforts.

We offer a variety of educational topics or can create custom courses based on your needs.

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Financial Counseling

If you are having financial difficulties and would like to discuss your options, SPIRE recommends the financial counseling programs offered through the nonprofit organization LSS Financial Counseling. For more information, please visit LSS Financial Counseling or contact them at 1.888.577.2227.

LSS Financial Counseling is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) and serves all people regardless of race, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or age. They offer free budget and debt counseling, foreclosure prevention help, and low-fee debt management plans (DMP) to resolve credit card debt faster. They help over 10,000 families of all incomes each year.

InSPIREation Foundation Awards $20K in Grants

The InSPIREation Foundation has awarded $20,000 to organizations that provide financial literacy education and tools to achieve financial freedom.

SPIRE Wins Seven Marketing Excellence Awards

SPIRE has received seven MAC awards from the Marketing Association of Credit Unions in categories ranging from public relations, financial education, and electronic marketing.

SPIRE Wins Three Marketing Excellence Awards

SPIRE was recently honored with three marketing awards recognizing outstanding marketing achievements in the credit union industry. 

SPIRE Recognized for Adult & Youth Financial Education

SPIRE has received both the Adult and Youth Desjardins Awards recognizing outstanding financial education efforts among Minnesota credit unions.

SPIRE Wins Six National Marketing Awards

SPIRE receives six national marketing awards from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) including an excellence in marketing and four “category’s best” awards.

SPIRE Wins National Financial Literacy Award

Presented the by Credit Union National Association (CUNA),  SPIRE has been honored with a national second place 2019 Adult Desjardins Financial Education Award.

Dan Stoltz Speaks to Junior Optimist Club

SPIRE President/CEO Dan Stoltz was recently asked to be the guest speaker at the North St. Paul Junior Optimist Club, a local chapter of Optimist International.

SPIRE Wins Two Awards for Financial Literacy Outreach

For several consecutive years, SPIRE has been honored with the Youth and Adult Desjardins Financial Education Awards recognizing leadership in financial literacy.

SPIRE Receives Four National Marketing Awards

SPIRE Credit Union was recently honored with four national Diamond Awards at the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference.

SPIRE Wins Two Awards for Financial Literacy Outreach

SPIRE Credit Union has been honored with both the Youth and Adult 2018 Desjardins Financial Education Awards recognizing leadership in financial literacy.

SPIRE Receives Four National Marketing Awards

SPIRE Credit Union was honored with four Diamond Awards at the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday night.

SPIRE Wins National Financial Literacy Award

SPIRE Credit Union has been honored with a 2017 Adult Desjardins Financial Education Award recognizing leadership in adult financial literacy.

SPIRE Hosts Kenyan Union of Savings and Credit Co-operatives

In partnership with the Minnesota Credit Union Network, SPIRE recently had the opportunity to host 30 representatives from 12 credit unions (or SACCOs) in Kenya.

SPIRE receives awards in financial literacy

SPIRE is honored to have received both the Youth and Adult 2017 Desjardins Financial Education Awards recognizing leadership in financial literacy.

SPIRE Wins Adult Financial Education Award for 2nd Year

SPIRE Credit Union has been honored with a 2016 Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award for leadership in adult financial literacy.

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