Ohio Saves

Welcome to Ohio Saves

All over America, people just like you are proving that you don't have to be rich to build wealth. As members of America Saves, they are paying off their debts and saving to reach their financial goals. These tips and tools can help you set goals, develop strategies to reach those goals, and start saving. So what are you waiting for? Take financial action in your life! “Start small, think big” and make your dreams a reality! 

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The Power To Save Money Is In Us All

Saving money, improving your financial life, building wealth. It all starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal. So what is your goal? Set up an emergency cash fund? Get out of debt? Make a down payment on a car or home? Sock away money for college or retirement?

Ohio Saves not only can help you develop your goals but also take action. We provide savings guidance, tools, resources and plenty of motivation. When you join as a saver, you'll receive the following benefits:

  • Free subscription to our quarterly American Saver newsletter via email
  • Free monthly e-mail newsletters with savings advice from national experts
  • Free access to our members-only Savers Tracking Tool to help you reach your goals

Savings Strategies:

Building wealth starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal. Whatever goal you choose – whether it’s buying a car, buying a house, or getting out from under your debts – learn about proven savings strategies and get simple tips on the best ways to save. Click on the links below to learn how to:


 

 

 FIND YOUR LOCAL OSU EXTENSION OFFICE to look for programs on personal finance and other topics.

Financial Questions?

A personal finance expert from a Cooperative Extension land-grant university can provide you with information and resources. Visit the eXtension website today.

 

Contact Us

For more information about Ohio Saves please contact:

Amanda Woods
Coordinator
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In The Schools

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

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  • Creating a budget for your family

    It’s always the right time to create a saving and spending plan (aka a budget). It’s also a good idea to revisit that plan annually or when a major shift occurs in your income or expenses. 

    We’ve created an easy to use, but thorough, Spending and Saving Plan tool to use. Before you get started, here are some tips to help you #ThinkLikeASaver, ensuring that your money is working smarter and harder for you.

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  • 4 Steps to Spending Your Stimulus Check Wisely When You Don't Have An Emergency Fund

    Most Americans don't have an emergency fund. While we're all experiencing this pandemic very differently — some having only minor inconveniences and others finding themselves without a job or having to close their business — those without a savings cushion are vulnerable to feeling the ramifications of COVID-19 for a very long time.

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  • Pantry Shopping and Meal Planning Preparation Tips

    With experts telling Americans to practice social distancing and to be ready for a possible 14-day self-quarantine one of our first concerns is food. How do we shop and prepare for 14 days worth of meals? Equally important are concerns about shopping without overbuying and staying on a budget.

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  • 7 Free Family Fun Ideas to Try While Sheltering in Place

    Just a few weeks ago it’s possible that we felt time escaped us. As closings from the COVID-19 pandemic force people to stay in their homes, we are reunited with our time, but may struggle to find exciting and interesting ways to spend it.

    No worries! We’re sharing a list of seven free activities to enjoy with your family while social distancing.

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Saving With My Boys

When Kelly was a kid, she loved the picture book A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams. In the story, a little girl lives in an apartment with her mother and grandmother. The little girl’s mother is a waitress and sole provider for their family. Together the family saves money by putting their change in a giant jar every day. They are saving for a big cushy chair for the little girl’s hard-working mother. Together with patience and diligence, they buy the mother a very comfy chair.

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Taking Back Control Over Finances

After becoming a Virginia Saver and getting help from BankOn classes and coaching, Nadine Bialo took back control over her financial affairs.

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Don’t Laugh at Saving Spare Change

Virginia Saves saver, Brittany, decided to start saving again when she became a single mother. She thinks many women, and men, can relate.

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