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! Enroll in Ohio Saves today!

OHIO SAVES WEEK 2015: Feb. 23-28

This year, enter to win fabulous prizes by posting your savings picture online!

Enter in 3 easy steps:

1) Print the "I'm Saving For..." Poster and write in your savings goal.

2) PLEDGE TO SAVE online

(-OR- by filling out the back of your poster and sending to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it -OR- 120 W. Washington St, Ste 1L, Medina, OH 44256)


3) Take a pic with your poster and post it on any social media with these hashtags:

#livesmartohio to win 2 OSU Basketball tickets for the March 1 game against Purdue! (enter by Feb 25 for BB tickets!)

#imsavingfor to win $500! (enter by March 6 for $500 cash prize!)

4) Tell us you posted to be entered for prizes.

Congratulations - you've just taken action to improve your finances AND win great prizes!!


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

Saving 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 savings strategies and get simple tips on the best ways to save. Click on the links below to learn how to:


The Ohio State University Extension sponsors OhioSaves.org

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.

Meet a Saver

Aimee Shaffer is a Saver

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized, resulting in Aimee losing her job. "I was without a steady income for the first time, said Aimee. With the little unemployment she received, she made sure to pay her bills. While looking for work, she took the time to reflect on her work life. "I didn't want to live paycheck to paycheck anymore." Read her story.

Paper Enrollment Forms

Looking for paper enrollment forms to print and share?
Contact Betsy DeMatteo at dematteo.15@osu.edu

Contact Us

For more information about Ohio Saves please contact:

Betsy DeMatteo
Campaign Coordinator
Email: dematteo.15@osu.edu


Make the America Saves Pledge today!

By registering as an Ohio Saver, you will receive a number of savings resources to help you develop a savings strategy including a free monthly e-newsletter on savings topics and access to the Savers Tool to help you monitor your savings goals.

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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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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.