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Ohio State University Extension


Additional CYM Calendar Resources
PowerPay will give you the tools to develop a personalized, self-directed debt-elimination plan. Discover how quickly you can become debt free, and how much you can save in interest costs by following your debt reduction plan. Utah State University Extension provides this debt management tool without any cost to consumers worldwide.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a U.S. government agency dedicated to making sure citizens are treated fairly by banks, lenders, and other financial institutions. They have many educational resources on money topics ranging from auto loans to prepaid cards.
The Federal Trade Commission's site helps citizens manage and use money wisely, use credit and loans carefully, and protect your identity and money.
CashCourse provides online financial education courses through self-study. Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance's program targets college students but has helpful information for all.

Accounting For Your Money Hope Chest

OSU Extension Hope Chest is for individuals and families to:

  • Prioritize spending by separating needs from wants
  • Identify realistic/SMART goals
  • Gather current financial spending and saving information
  • Evaluate new emergent resources
  • Develop a "new" Accounting for Your Money calendar
  • Get through the next 6-months using Accounting for Your Money calendar
  • Re-evaluate the transitional spending plan monthly and adjust as needed


Counting Your Money