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


Working to Keep Michigan Families in their Homes

Members of MSU Extension’s Financial and Homeownership Education Team deliver free foreclosure prevention counseling services directly to 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 The 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.


  • Jul 7

    Homeownership Education Webinar (MSHDA) - July 7, 2022

    July 7, 2022 1:00PM – 5:00PM Virtual via Zoom

    This homeownership seminar from MSU Extension will provide you with valuable information about the home buying process.

  • Jul 12

    Protecting Your Identity

    July 12, 2022 12:00PM – 1:00PM 12 - 1 p.m. Online

    This one-hour webinar will discuss how to protect yourself from identity theft, what to do if someone has stolen your identity.

  • Jul 12

    Adulting 101-Summer Series

    July 12, 2022 – August 2, 2022 Sessions are offered every Tuesday from 1-2 pm EST, July 12-August 2, 2022 Online

    MSU Extension's Adulting 101 summer series will take place every Tuesday, July 12-August 2 at 1-2 p.m. Topics: Getting Organized, Home Food Preservation, Informed Renter, and Healthy U.

  • Jul 12

    Homeownership Education Webinar (MSHDA) - July 12, 2022

    July 12, 2022 4:00PM – 8:00PM Virtual via Zoom

    This homeownership seminar from MSU Extension will provide you with valuable information about the home buying process.

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