Hancock County Saves

 BASIC BUDGETING CLASSES

Are you ready to manage your money but just don't know where to start?

Does the word "Budget" feel intimidating?

Do you have a money goal but aren't sure how to get there?

If you are looking for a starting point for managing your monthly expenses or reaching and setting a savings goal, Basic Budgeting Classes are available for 2017.   The 90 minute workshop will help give you perspective and guidance on developing your personal spending plan and follow up appointments will help you stick to the plan.  

We're here to help you Save more - Reduce debt and become more financially secure! 

 

CALL TO SCHEDULE 419.422.3851

Take the Hancock County Saves Pledge

 

 

WHY JOIN HANCOCK SAVES?

There is no membership fee – it’s simply a pledge that you will do your best to start to save a little each month.   You can save as little or as much as you like – Hancock Saves is here to motivate, educate and encourage you to become confident in managing your daily finances.

As a member you’ll receive;

  • Free regular budgeting tips
  • Free text messages
  • Access to low cost or FREE money management classes
  • Access to low cost or FREE Credit & Debt Management Classes
  • Access to low cost or FREE homeownership classes
  • FREE budgeting tools and monthly worksheets
  • FREE budget consultation with our financial volunteers
  • Hancock County Saves Week for FREE prizes and activities
  • Hancock Saves Day at the Hancock County Fair
 

In The Schools

Hancock County Saves is for everyone. Throughout Hancock County, our innovative programs are helping children and young adults become financially responsible by teaching them the tools and strategies they need to be savvy consumers.

 


 

Tools to help you get started

Savings Tools

Debt Reduction Tools

Budgeting Tools

Credit Information

Home Buying

Financial Information by Age Group

 

You Can Help!

Most of the work done by Hancock Saves is through volunteers committed to helping others save and reduce debt. No previous experience is required. All necessary training and support is provided by Hancock Saves.

Donations and sponsorships are critical for the work of Hancock Saves! Your support helps us make a difference: Case for Support

 

Program Partners, Donors & Sponsors

 

 

 

Special Thanks to

Board of Trustees:

Scott Freehafer, President

Wayne Peck, Vice President

Kelda Heitkamp, Secretary

Rob Kramer, Treasurer

Karen Taschler


Dan Yates


About Hancock County Saves

The purpose of Hancock County Saves is to promote and increase saving and debt reduction to produce financial stability among individuals and families in Hancock County through education and awareness facilitated by a broad base of community partners.

Hancock Saves was founded in 2004 through a grant from The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. In 2010 it was approved as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and was accepted as a United Way of Hancock County partner Agency.

Since its inception, The Ohio State University Extension, Hancock County has been a key partner in the programming and coordination of Hancock Saves.

 

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