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Healthy Finances

Healthy Finances

Welcome to the site for Healthy Finance programs in Extension. The programs listed below are our most popular, but they are all open for improvement. If you have questions or ideas, please contact the person listed with each program.

For general financial literacy programming questions, you are most welcome to come to a Healthy Finance Team meeting or to contact one of the Team Leaders: Courtney Warman.

Featured OSU Extension Healthy Finance Programs:

Homebuyer Education: Homeownership classes using the Homebuyer's Guide. Questions: Courtney Warman

Real Money, Real World: 6-hour curriculum for 6-12 grade students featuring a real world simulation. Questions: Courtney Warman

Master Money Mentor: This program can be used to train agency staff about personal finance topics for their clients, or it can be used to create volunteer Master Money Mentors who are paired with individuals/families who request financial coaching. Questions: Courtney Warman

Housing Counseling: Two Extension offices are HUD approved to offer housing counseling services. Questions: Caezilia Loibl

Ohio Saves: A campaign to empower all people to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. Questions: Courtney Warman


Partner Program:

NEFE's High School Financial Planning Curriculum: This semester-long curriculum for teens is award winning and all materials are completely free to educators and students.

Additional Healthy Finance Programming Resources:  

In Over Your Head: This publication is a resource for consumers buried in debt. It is most often worked into other classes and topics where participants would benefit.  However, it can also be used as the basis for a stand-alone workshop or series. Questions: Courtney Warman          

Manage Your Money: This is a comprehensive, general money management course. The PowerPoints below can be used for classes, or consumers can study all the information on their own via Moodle.   

  • Two Slide Overview [PPT ] Contents incorporated in each lesson
  • Getting Started [PPT ]
  • Where Does Your Money Go? [PPT ]
  • Stop Spending Leaks [PPT ]
  • How Much Credit Can You Afford? [PPT ]
  • Develop Your Budget [PPT ]
  • Your Net Worth and Financial Records [PPT ]

8 Easy Exercise for Financial Fitness [PDF ]