Hancock County Saves


If you are looking for a starting point to create and stick to a monthly budget and spending plan, Basic Budgeting Classes are scheduled for 2016.   The 90 minute classes will help give you perspective and guidance on developing your personal spending plan. 

The first Thursday of each month at 5:30pm at the OSU Extension office, 7868 CR 140

The third Tuesday of each month at 9:30am at the Family Center, 1800 N Blanchard

CALL TO SCHEDULE 419.422.3851 OR EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Take the Hancock County Saves Pledge




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

Working Group:

Allison Ashcraft
Kylie Butler
Shannan Connelly
Mandy Daniel
Heather Dewulf
Maile Doyle
Shannon Hadding
Rhonda Hogrefe
Ron Love

Abbie Loy
Amber Moes
Leni Mueller
Cindy Robinett
Donna Ruse
Serena Urdiales
Brittany Voss
Elizabeth Waddell
Ashley Woodard

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.

Contact Us

Hancock County Saves Coordinator
Jenny Schaub
Phone: 419-422-3851
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Read the Newsletter

Volume 15, Issue 4 of the American Saver, official newsletter of the America Saves campaign, has been published.

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Partner Resource Packet

Want to share savings messages?

Our Partner Resources Packets include a guest post, social media content, and more.

Current Theme: Financial Wellness for People with Disabilities and Their Families


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  • Never purchase expensive items on impulse. Think over each expensive purchase for at least 24 hours. Acting on this principle will mean you have far fewer regrets about impulse purchases, and far more money for emergency savings. http://ow.ly/sj972

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