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Family and Consumer Sciences

Ohio State University Extension


About Healthy Finances

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Healthy Finances

OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Healthy Finances professionals are sensitive to the economic challenges families and their communities face. For some, the loss of good-paying jobs with benefits has greatly affected families and their communities. For others, declining health or inadequate insurance coverage put their economic well-being and quality of life at risk.

Our county-based FCS Extension Healthy Finances educators assist families in improving both present and future economic well-being by helping them:

  • assess their financial circumstances
  • increase their financial management skills, including organizing financial records, tracking spending, and improving bill paying
  • reduce debt and begin or increase savings
  • improve consumer decision-making abilities

FCS Extension Healthy Finances educators do this through face-to-face instruction with individuals and families, training professionals such as teachers and social workers who work directly with individuals and families, and reaching people in their homes through distance education.


  • Healthy Finances Programs [PDF]
  • Healthy Finances Youth Financial Literacy Resources [PDF]

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