Welcome to Hancock County Saves!

All over our area people just like you are proving you can start small, and think big by making small financial changes to build savings and reduce debt for better financial stability. Our goal is to help you reach your financial goals through unbiased financial information, one-on-one coaching sessions, newsletters, and workshops Hancock Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending and taking control of their financial future. Hancock Saves and its partners are pleased to offer any support we can to help you create a better financial future for you and your family. From this site you can find links to helpful financial tools, find out about our upcoming events and enroll to start receiving the benefits of being a Hancock Saver. Enroll in Hancock County Saves today!

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Basic Money Management

October/November Basic Money Management Classes

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Budgeting Worksheet in MS Excel format


Count Your Coin Week

October 20 - 25, 2014

Information and Participating Financial Institutions

Contest Details


Hancock Saves At The Hancock County Fair

Thanks for Stopping Out to See Us!

Pictures of the Fun


2013 Hancock Saves Annual Report


Hancock Saves Week

February 24 through March 1, 2014

Hancock Saves Week Event

February 26, 2014

Pictures of the fun!

Proclamation-Hancock County Commissioners

Proclamation-Mayor, City of Findlay

Other Hancock Saves Fun

Hancock County Saves Day at the 2013 Hancock County Fair - Click here for pictures of the fun!


Saving 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:

Savers Strategies & Resources
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 saving strategies and get simple tips on the best ways to save. Click on the links below for help on how to:

Savings Tools

Debt Reduction Tools

Budgeting Tools

Credit Information

Home Buying

Financial Information by Age Group


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.



Program Partners, Donors & Sponsors

  • United Way of Hancock County
  • Ohio State University Extension
  • Brown Mackie College
  • Campfire of Northwest Ohio
  • Christian Clearinghouse
  • Citizens National Bank
  • Findlay City Schools
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Findlay Hancock County Public Library
  • First Federal Bank
  • First National Bank
  • Hancock County Department of Job & Family Services
  • Hancock County 4-H
  • Hancock County Schools
  • Hancock Federal Credit Union
  • Harvest Financial Group
  • HHWP Community Action Commission
  • Hope House for the Homeless
  • Impact Credit Union
  • Millstream Area Credit Union
  • Old Fort Banking Company
  • Owens Community College
  • Successful Solutions
  • The Community Foundation
  • The Family Center
  • The University of Findlay
  • The University of Findlay Campus Compact
  • USDA Rural Development

Special Thanks to

Board of Trustees:

Wayne Peck, President
Scott Freehafer, Vice President
Kelda Heitkamp, Secretary
Karen Taschler, Treasurer
Karen McDougall,
Angela Pezzi,
Dan Yates,
Susan Russell

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

Contact Us

Hancock Saves

Amy Carles
Hancock County Saves Coordinator
7868 County Rd 140
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone: 419-422-3851
Email: carles.6@osu.edu



Membership is FREE! Hancock County Savers receive:

  • Free online subscription of American Saver Newsletter
  • Access to special Savers accounts at partner financial institutions

Events & Workshops

  • Community Programs

In Local Businesses

Workplace Financial Wellness

  • Controlling Your Financial Destiny
  • Financial $marts
Contact us to schedule for your business

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.

  • Teacher Trainings for Findlay & Hancock Co. Teachers

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!

For information on volunteering or helping to support us, please contact:

Hancock County Saves Coordinator

Amy Carles
Phone: 419-422-3851
Email: carles.6@osu.edu

America Saves is a campaign coordinated by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
and is dedicated to helping individuals save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. CFA thanks Capital One
for its generous in-kind contribution of design expertise for this website.