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Anoka Hennepin Credit Union values both education and financial literacy. Education empowers. The more you know about personal financial management, the better choices you can make with your money.

We provide educational resources so you can make wise decisions about your financial future. Please keep checking back to find additional and updated sources of information.

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2024 Financial Education Seminars - Open to All AHCU Members

Financial Milestones for Teens & Young Adults (Part of Youth Month) - Virtual (via Zoom)

A workshop especially for teens and young adults, providing them a fun entry into the adult world of money. Depending on the age and interests of your group, they will learn how to:

  • Manage their first checking accounts and/or credit cards.
  • Build a good credit score.
  • Grow their savings with their first investments.
  • Create money management habits that will lead to a lifetime of financial wellness and resiliency.


When: Thursday - April 18th, 2024

Time: 6:00 PM



Planning for a Happy Retirement - Virtual (via Zoom)

If you are nearing retirement this is the workshop for you. Everyone knows that saving for retirement is important, but there are other factors to consider the closer you get.

In this workshop you will

  • Consider lifestyle scenarios that affect your costs.
  • Make a plan to eliminate debt that may drain your funds more quickly.
  • Talk about how to spend your long-saved funds in ways that lead to happiness.


When: Tuesday, August 13th, 2024

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Fraud Prevention - Virtual (via Zoom)

Become smarter than identity thieves and scammers. You will learn:

  • The different ways your information can be compromised.
  • Steps to prevent identify theft, including tips for being safe online and in financial interactions.
  • How to access free, effective resources to turn to if you are a victim of identity theft.


When: Tuesday, October 8th, 2024

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM




Financial Counseling through Lutheran Social Services 

AHCU's Financial Choice offered through LSS Financial Counseling, gives you, and your immediate family, access to six free financial counseling sessions.  All sessions with an LSS counselors are free and confidential. We urge you to try it out. Knowledge is power. Call 888.577.2227 to set up an appointment.


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 Meet Shannon Doyle From LSS Financial Counseling

Shannon Doyle, Program Manager for Partnerships and Financial Education, earned her degree in social work from the University of St Catherine in St. Paul, MN. She joined the LSS Financial Counseling staff as a Certified Financial Counselor in 2007 and has worn many different hats since. Shannon is passionate about economic opportunity for all, consumer protection and coaching people towards financial success.

Earlier in her life, Shannon made many money mistakes – one reason for her dedication to working with others to avoid or fix their mistakes and reach financial stability and growth. In her interactive workshops, Shannon offers practical professional tips, personal experience and humor to educate and encourage others to take control of their financial lives. You can find more of her work at LSS Financial Counseling’s blog Sense and Centsibility. Shannon enjoys cooking and grilling with her husband, Jay and learning to be a good mom for Ella, her rescue dog. 




Financial Education through Servion Financial Advisors*

 Learn more about Servion Financial Advisors by contacting them at 651.631.3111 or on their website.


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Meet Randy Theil From Servion Financial Advisors

Randall W. Thiel is a Financial Advisor that has acquired the necessary registration in securities and licensing in insurance products to provide advice and direction in the complicated world of investments.

Randall is a life-time resident of Minnesota. After graduating high school from his hometown of Glencoe, Randall moved to the Twin Cities and where he has made his home since. Randall is a graduate of Metropolitan State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.

Randall entered the financial services industry in 1993, and has built up a clientele that consists of individuals as well as small business owners. Randall places emphasis on intelligent decisions by working closely with each client to develop a plan for their specific needs. Knowledge and experience play key roles in helping Randall's clients move effectively toward their financial goals.


Contact Randy:

 (651) 787-9534



Additional Educational Websites

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy by the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)


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