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Otsego, MN – Yesterday, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) participated in a classroom visit at Rocori High School. Emmer joined a current events class with Affinity Plus Credit Union to discuss and encourage financial literacy, and the importance of saving for the future.

"Over our 26 years of parenthood, my wife and I have worked with our seven children to emphasize the importance of saving and financial literacy throughout their lifetime," said Congressman Tom Emmer. "Sometimes kids, my own included, forget that the decisions they make today will affect them down the road. Today, I appreciated the opportunity to work with industry experts, like the impressive individuals from Affinity Plus, to encourage Rocori High School students to look toward their future. Whether you are saving for your education, a house, retirement, or even just a vacation, planning and preparation is crucial to not only individual success, but also for the future of this nation. I applaud these efforts within our communities to educate our leaders of tomorrow about fiscal responsibility and am hopeful for the future of these bright students.”

"Students are hearing so much about issues related to finances and financial services. It's vital they understand how these issues impact their future,” said Stephanie Musgrove, Affinity Plus certified financial educator and business development specialist. “That’s why Affinity Plus works closely with teachers in classrooms and educational settings across Minnesota. Our goal is to help students better understand the financial concepts that underlie these stories and statistics. That way they can make informed decisions about how to manage and make choices with their money."

Emmer represents Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District and serves on the House Financial Services Committee.