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  • Check Register Description: Using a Check Register to Track Your Expenses. (MT198703HR) (2018)  (PDF Version) (HTML Version-ADA Accessible [Order Online]
    Explains how to transform your own check register into a handy budgeting tool that can be used to track your cash, credit and debit card expenses.

  • Developing a Spending Plan.  (MT199703HR) (2018) (PDF Version) (HTML Version-ADA Accessible[Order Online]
    A spending plan helps reduce the need for consumer credit, save for things wanted and live within income. This MontGuide with worksheets will help you balance your income and expenses so that money is available for the things your family needs most.

  • Schedule of Non-Monthly Family Living Expenses. (MT198910HR) (2017) (PDF Version) (HTML Version-ADA Accessible[Order Online]
    Your monthly budget may seem lower than it really is if you forget to include annual or periodical expenses such as insurance, property taxes, or holiday gifts. This MontGuide includes instructions and a worksheet for establishing the true cost of your family's non-monthly living expenses.

  • Montana ABLE Accounts:  Achieving a Better Life Experience (MT201809HR) (2021) (PDF Version) (HTML Version-ADA Accessible[Order Online]
    The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was enacted by the Montana Legislature in response to the United States Congress passing an act by the same name. An ABLE account is a savings account allowing persons with disabilities to save money without losing their SSI or Medicaid benefits.
  • Your Important Papers:  What to Keep and Where (MT199611HR) (2017) (PDF Version) (HTML Version-ADA Accessible) [Order Online]
    This guide offers a personalized and efficient system for preserving and safeguarding important family papers. Also provides a handy reference for deciding what items to keep.






Stillwater MSU Extension

Stillwater County
17 N. 4th Street
P.O. Box 807
Columbus, MT 59019

Tel: (406) 322-8035

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Agents & Staff:

Ryan Noack
Extension Agent
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Haley Barker
Family Consumer Science &
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4-H Assistant &

MSU Administrative Assistant
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