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Family and Consumer Sciences

Ohio State University Extension


Money Management

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Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences' money management programming uses interactive discussions and hands-on activities to teach:

  • Financial goal-setting
  • Spending plan creation
  • Debt reduction
  • Credit report management
  • Financial record organization
  • And many more money management topics

These programs are designed to help individuals and families increase their financial stability by learning how to use a spending plan to save and reduce consumer debt. Using reliable, research-based information, OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences educators help participants overcome the obstacles between their current situation and their financial goals. Participants gain the skills and tools they need to improve their financial health and self-reliance.

Positive money management practices and savings strategies can make the difference between a financial crisis and long-term financial security. Family and Consumer Sciences' money management workshops empower participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to create their own financial future.

Adult money Management Programs

Manage Your Money
This six-lesson series utilizes activities, goals and worksheets to help you plan for your financial future.

Money 101
This four-part financial series focuses on setting goals, tracking spending, setting up a budget, and working towards improving your credit.

Youth Management Programs

Real Money. Real World.
This is a financial literacy program ideally suited for 6-12 grade students. It features real-world simulations where students use their new knowledge.

Smart Start
A program that is designed to teach preschoolers about money.


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