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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Personal Finance

Whether you’re wealthy or just making ends meet, you’ll want to get the most from your money.

Personal Finance Publications

For individuals and families tracking income and expenses with paper and pencil, The Family Living Account Book can be downloaded as a PDF and printed, or purchased from Extension Publications.


Family Finance Issues

  • clarifying values and setting goals
  • identifying resources and getting the from them
  • tracking expenses to see where money really goes
  • saving for the future and emergencies
  • teaching children to handle money
  • developing spending plans
  • comparing credit costs
  • stretching dollars through smart spending
  • evaluating rent to own, pawnshops, check cashing services
  • preventing identity theft

Personal Finance through eXtension

eXtension is an interactive website that links you with Extension expertise from across the country.

Bone up on personal finance topics through Learn webinars – where you can search personal finance topics. Get answers to your specific questions with Ask an Expert. Find help to get the most from your money and resources.