1. K-State home
  2. »Research and Extension
  3. »Johnson County
  4. »Home and Family
  5. »Agent Articles
  6. »July 2023 Financial Check In

Johnson County

Research-based Information You Can Trust — Localized for your needs

Johnson County
11811 S. Sunset Drive
Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(913) 715-7000
(913) 715-7005 fax

Map to our office

K-State Research and Extension is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Johnson County Extension at (913)715-7000. Notify staff of accommodation needs as early as possible.

Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service

K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

July 2023 Financial Check In

The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations. – Jacob Lew

Christmas in July

Start setting aside money for your holiday spending now. Determine a monthly amount you can set aside in a separate savings account dedicated to holiday spending. Start saving a little bit each month and your future self will thank you when you have a stash of cash come December. 

Create a debt inventory

Make a list about each of your debts, including the balances, interest rates, and minimum monthly payments. Creating a debt inventory gives you a clear picture of your financial situation and is the first step toward managing debt intentionally.

county food fair festEnjoy a spontaneous activity 

Spontaneous fun does not have to be expensive. Summertime is full of community-hosted events that are free or very low cost. Take advantage of these low-cost, fun activities!

Don’t Bust your July and August Budget.

Remember these expenses so you don’t go overboard this summer.  

  • Fourth of July celebrations
  • School Supplies
  • Christmas Fund
  • Birthdays, Weddings, and Baby Showers  
  • Farmer’s Markets and You Pick Farms  
  • In-Season Produce
  • Outdoor Barbeques & Picnics
  • Higher Utility Bills  
  • Lawn & Garden
  • Pool Care, Water Activities, or Water Parks        
  • Camping, Travel, Vacations, or Staycations
  • Sunscreen and Outdoor Sun Protection
Learning opportunities

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Classes and Events | Johnson County