Fiscal Management

Effective fiscal management of government is key to any successful community. Michigan State University Extension works to provide training to local elected leaders and government employees in Michigan’s 1,858 local units of government, including townships, villages, cities and counties. There are also 608 school districts, 456 special purpose authorities, 14 multi-county regions, 12 federally recognized tribal nations, and many come to MSU Extension for evidence-based advice on fiscal management.  Extension educators also assist local officials by offering training in planning and project management, funding tools, budgeting, and record keeping.

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  • Geocache for college cash

    December 9, 2014 | Kathy Jamieson | Incorporate this fun financial education activity into your college campus during Money Smart Week.

  • Financial resources for extraordinary governance: Part 2

    December 8, 2014 | John Amrhein | While financial resources are critical for governments and nonprofits to accomplish their mission, aligning the resources with the mission and strategic goals is essential to achieving those goals.

  • Financial resources for extraordinary governance: Part 1

    December 8, 2014 | John Amrhein | While financial resources are critical for governments and nonprofits to accomplish their mission, aligning the resources with the mission and strategic goals is essential to achieving those goals.

  • Thrift savings plan an option for military members

    October 27, 2014 | Scott Matteson | Uniformed service members might want to take advantage of the TSP.

  • Be frugal when starting a business

    September 17, 2014 | Paul James Werner | Conserving cash is one of the most beneficial business acumen skills.

  • Property taxes 101 part two: Administration

    September 8, 2014 | Terry Gibb | Everyone pays property taxes but many citizens do not understand the process used to determine their tax bill.

  • Property taxes 101

    September 4, 2014 | Terry Gibb | The role of government is to provide for the health, safety and welfare of its citizens. To fulfill this role, governments at all levels need resources to provide goods and services.

  • Work and money: Dealing with financial stress in the workplace

    August 29, 2014 | William V. Hendrian | Are you stressed out at work? Are you stressed out about your finances? The two areas may be related and your employer may be taking note.

  • Profits are only present with proper planning

    August 12, 2014 | Mark Thomas | Budgeting is essential to avoid both flying by the seat of the pants and potential financial embarrassment. Knowing expenses both variable and fixed along with market conditions can lead to expected profits.

  • A “ton of money”: how much is that?

    August 11, 2014 | Steve Lovejoy | How much is a ton of money? Yes, it is 2,000 pounds but what is the value?

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