MSU Extension provides resources and education on money management, foreclosure prevention, buying your own home, retirement planning and more to help you and your family be more financially healthy.

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MSU Extension's goal is that every Michigan resident has the opportunity to participate in personal finance and home ownership education. We educate a diverse audience regardless of their financial status. MSU Extension has certified housing and money management counselors that deliver trusted, unbiased education that is easy to understand and can demystify common money and home ownership best practices. Our university programs and resources help Michigan residents navigate the financial life of themselves and their families. 

 Along with our core programs, MSU Extension can offer one-time presentations that target emerging issues within our communities. Current presentations include:

  • The Rent Smart program covers the financial preparation, basic rental process, and continual good tenant conduct. 
  • "Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?" explores the practical considerations as well as helps families understand the sensitivity, consequences and conflicts surrounding the passing on of personal possessions.  

Impact of our programs for Michigan residents


Foreclosure Prevention Education Impacts 2017

MSU Extension's Financial and Home Ownership Education team delivers foreclosure prevention and intervention education and counseling by MSHDA and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) certified housing counselors.

Financial Capability Education Impacts 2017

MSU Extension helps Michigan residents in all aspects of money management. They assist individuals, households, organizations and communities to become more sustainable spenders through education focused on financial capability.

Homeownership Education Impacts 2017

MSU Extension Homeownership Education courses educate homebuyers on advantages of homeownership.


  • Mar 14

    Money Management - Greenville

    March 14, 2019 - March 28, 2019 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Randy's House 407 S. Nelson Greenville, MI 48838

    This three-session course is offered in-person with engaging activities and discussions on financial goals, spending plans, savings, credit and debt management.

  • Mar 23

    Homeownership Workshop - Taylor Community Library

    March 23, 2019 10:00AM - 4:00PM 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 12303 Pardee Rd. Taylor, MI 48180

    This homeownership seminar from MSU Extension will provide you with valuable information about the home buying process. This is a MSHDA/HUD certification class.

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  • People standing in front of a house that has a for sale sign, receiving the keys from the realtor.

    Preparing to buy a house

    Published on March 20, 2019

    Today’s housing market is in recovery, but many Michigan first-time buyers are still struggling.

  • Families standing in front of house.

    How to avoid foreclosure

    Published on March 20, 2019

    Procedures from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau require servicers to contact delinquent borrowers early with information on options.

  • Coins stacked next to a house shape that was cut from wood

    Five ways to save on housing costs

    Published on March 20, 2019

    By following these five steps, you can lower your housing costs and have more money to spend on other parts of your life.

  • Stay organized to pay bills on time

    Published on March 20, 2019

    Have a system to make bill payments on time.

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