Healthy Finances

Money management skills and good financial practices are needed no matter how much or how little money you have. While it's difficult to think about planning for the future when pay day is a week away and your wallet and checkbook are empty, you can learn to manage dollars.

Family and Consumers Sciences professionals in the county partner with organizations to offer face-to-face instruction with individuals and families, as well as through offering distance education.  For more information in Lucas County contact Patrice at 419-213-2022 or

Manage Your Money is an online self-study course to assist families in the basics of money management. Included are downloadable worksheets for financial planning for individuals and partners.

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Real Money. Real World is 6-hour financial literacy curriculum for 6-12th grade students featuring a real world simulation.

Ohio Saves offers free online resources available to support efforts to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth over time.


Homebuyer Education based on the Ohio State University Extension Homebuyer's guide.



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