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Johnson County

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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.

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May 2023 Financial Check In

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”

-Edmund Burke

 Download your Credit Report

Follow the steps to download your credit report for free at annualcreditreport.com. Downloading your report does not hurt your credit score and should be done annually from each of the three credit reporting bureaus. Head over to Credit Reports (k-state.edu) to learn more and register for the Check Your Credit e-mail campaign to receive reminders to check your credit throughout the year.

Automate your Emergency Savings

Set up an automatic transfer or paycheck deposit into a named savings account specifically for emergencies. If you have already done this, increase the amount you are saving each month by either $10 or 1% of your take home pay. Watch Utah State University Extension How to Create a 1% Fund - YouTube

Learn about 529 College Savings Plans

529 plans are education savings plans grow tax-deferred, and withdrawals are tax free if they are used for qualified education expenses. Anyone can make contributions to 529 college savings plans on behalf of the beneficiary, including parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and even employers! Beginning January 2024, SECURE 2.0 expands the ability to transfer funds tax free to a Roth IRA for the same beneficiary. Unused education funds will have the potential to kickstart a beneficiary’s Roth IRA savings with certain criteria.

To learn more, visit Kansas State Treasurer: 529 Savings Program (ks.gov).

Don’t Bust your Budget.

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


  • Mother’s Day    
  • Memorial Day  
  • Graduations  
  • Summer Travel    
  • Kids Activities (Camps, Pool Pass, Sports)
  • Babysitter for summer 
  • Birthdays 
  • Weddings or Anniversaries   




  • Father’s Day
  • Wedding Season
  • Farmers Markets
  • Higher Utility Bills
  • Lawn Care
  • Gardening
  • Seasonal Clothing
  • Vacations or Staycations
  • Outdoor Barbeques
  • Water Activities
  • Sunscreen

Learning opportunities.

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension  Classes and Events | Johnson County (k-state.edu).