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.


  • Apr 1

    CANCELED: Money Management - 6-Hour Series (Kent) - April 1, 3, & 8

    April 1, 2020 - April 8, 2020 Kent County MI Works 121 Franklin St, SE (DHHS Building) Conference Room B Grand Rapids, MI  49507

    This three session series covers making money decisions, creating and managing a spending plan, the importance of saving and investing and credit and debt management.

  • Apr 2

    Homeownership--Webinar (MSHDA) April 2nd

    April 2, 2020 9:00AM - 1:00PM 9 am - 1 pm EST Online via Zoom

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

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