We are a United Way funded program with the sole purpose of helping our community become financially educated with three main goals;

*Working with community financial partners to provide accessible services that promote INCREASED SAVINGS

*Providing education and communication to help REDUCE DEBT

*Starting the conversation and encouraging our Hancock County neighbors towards FINANCIAL STABILITY


To face your financial fears?

To deal with your budget, or lack of a budget?

To pay yourself first?

To start getting out of debt?

To become confident in your financial future?



There is no membership fee – it’s simply a pledge that you will do your best to start to save a little each month.   You can save as little or as much as you like – Hancock Saves is here to motivate, educate and encourage you to become confident in managing your daily finances.

As a member you’ll receive;

Free regular budgeting tips

Free Daily text messages

Access to low cost or FREE money management classes

Access to low cost or FREE Credit & Debt Management Classes

Access to low cost or FREE homeownership classes

FREE budgeting tools and monthly worksheets

FREE budget consultation with our financial volunteers

Hancock County Saves Week for FREE prizes and activities

Hancock Saves Day at the Hancock County Fair

Enroll in Hancock County Saves today!

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What's Happening?

Basic Money Management Classes

Family Resource Center - 1800 N. Blanchard Street - Findlay

11:30AM - 1:00PM

April 13, 2015

April 29, 2015

Register via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (419) 422-3851

Budgeting Worksheet in MS Excel format


Count Your Coin Week

October 19-23, 2015

Watch for details!!


Hancock Saves At The Hancock County Fair

Friday September 4, 2015

Thanks for Stopping Out to See Us in 2014!

Pictures of the 2014 Fair Fun

Click here for pictures of the 2013 Fair fun!


Hancock Saves Week

February 2016

Pictures of the fun in 2014!

Proclamation-Hancock County Commissioners

Proclamation-Mayor, City of Findlay


Tools to help you get started

Savings Tools

Debt Reduction Tools

Budgeting Tools

Credit Information

Home Buying

Financial Information by Age Group


Read more about the impact of Hancock County Saves

2013 Hancock Saves Annual Report


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.