Ohio Saves

Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Take Action

Thank you for joining Ohio Saves for America Saves Week! Since 2007 America Saves Week, coordinated by America Saves and its partners, has been an annual celebration as well as a call to action for everyday Americans to commit to saving successfully. Through the support of thousands of participating organizations, together we encourage our local communities to do a ‘gut-check’ on their finances and saving behaviors. 


OSU Extension professionals in Partnership with Ohio Saves are offering a number of free financially-focused Zoom presentations as part of America Saves Week. Also joining the America Saves Week presentation schedule is Nicholas Hancart from the Ohio Treasurer’s Office who will present on Ohio STABLE Accounts. 


To Join any of the presentations during the week visit: go.osu.edu/AmericaSavesWeek2021 and use password: ohiosaves  


A full list of Zoom presentations includes:

Monday, February 22, 2021 | Save Automatically

11:15am – 11:45am | Planning a Debt Free Vacation, Presentation by Melissa Rupp, Fulton County Extension Educator

Are you thinking about your summer plans or perhaps a vacation next year? Planning now can keep you on track with your finances to enjoy your vacation without debt worries. This presentation will discuss major and minor expenses of your vacation, calculating your money needs, and creating a savings strategy.

12:00pm – 12:30pm | Saving Automatically, Presentation by Emily Marrison, Coshocton County Extension Educator.

Many of us understand the benefits of saving money, but establishing habits for saving can still be challenging. Learn to create money routines that make saving automatically a normal part of your life.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | Save for the Unexpected

12:00pm – 12:45pm | Saving Under Pressure, Presentation by Whitney Gherman MSW, Marion County Extension Educator.

Based on skills from mindfulness and social resiliency, this presentation will discuss the nervous system’s response to financial stress, ways to build greater tolerance for discomfort, and how to foster a new relationship with money that won’t collapse when faced with unexpected expenses. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | Save to Retire

12:00pm – 12:30pm | STABLE Accounts 101, Presentation by Nicholas Hancart with STABLE Accounts, Ohio Treasurer of State. 

The STABLE Program for the first time, provides tax-advantaged savings and investment opportunities to individuals with disabilities without risk of losing means-tested benefits. Individuals can save above their resource limit for their needs, while keeping their benefits. Individuals are utilizing STABLE Accounts from all 50 states.

3:00pm – 3:30pm | Don't Delay - Save Today! Presentation by Roseanne Scammahorn, Darke County Extension Educator & Misty Harmon, Perry County Extension Educator

Have you started saving money for your retirement? Many of us think about what we would like to do or how we would like to live during our retirement years, but many of us fail to actually put a retirement savings plan into action. Now is the time to start planning and saving for your retirement, no matter your age or how close you are to your retirement years.  

OSU Extension, Family and Consumer Science Educators, Misty Harmon, MS and Roseanne Scammahorn, PhD will explore savings options to help you better understand what is available and how you can use it to meet your retirement goals.  

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | Save by Reducing Debt

12:00pm - 12:30pm | The Benefits of Becoming an Ohio Saver, Presentation by Amanda Woods, Ohio Saves Campaign Coordinator.

The past year has taught us many lessons, one being the importance of prioritizing saving. Saving can help us do so much, from buying a new house or car to preparing us for unexpected financial emergencies. This presentation will stress the importance of prioritizing saving, as well as highlight the benefits of becoming an Ohio Saver!

Friday, February 26, 2021 | Save as a Family

12:00pm - 12:30pm | Family & Finances, Presentation by Susan Colbert, Franklin County Extension Program Director

At a time when many of us are closer to our families than ever, the topic of saving as a family is a timely and beneficial one. This presentation will highlight the theme of family and finances, empowering you to embrace financial security together!



Campaign Coordinator
Courtney Woelfl
Program Specialist, Healthy Finances
College of Food & Agricultural Sciences 
Family and Consumer Sciences

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It’s easy to become a Saver and it’s FREE! Simply: Set a Goal, Make a Plan, Take Action