Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

News Release

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Lyn Peters, DFI Director of Communications
PH (360) 902-8731 lyn.peters@dfi.wa.gov

Angela Traina, Army One Source, Washington/Oregon CSC
PH (509) 389-6305, janelleg@atg.wa.gov


Washington Organizations Rally To Provide Financial Education And Support To Spokane Area Military Personnel And Their Families

Free event will offer financial education workshops, dinner, door prizes and more!

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is pleased to work in partnership with Washington Army One Source, Spokane Red Cross, the Better Business Bureau, DSHS, SNAP, DCS, WSCPA and Chase Bank to offer an evening of financial education and assistance for military personnel and their families.

"It is critical that we offer assistance to our men and women of the military and the family members who support them," DFI Director Scott Jarvis said. "These families are already besieged with sequestration pay cuts as our nation struggles to rebound from recession. When you consider that many of these families may have both adults’ income affected by the cuts, you’re looking at a 40% household pay cut – for the men and women who serve our country. The least we can do is give them the tools they need to make their money go further, gain some financial security and plan for the future of their children."

The free event will include workshops for youth and adults on budgeting and saving, how to avoid identity theft and scams, disaster preparation and the importance of renters’ insurance, credit, home buying, child support and retirement 101. Dinner will be provided courtesy of Chase Bank.

"This is a great opportunity for Service members, spouses, and their children to get some free financial education and meet other military families living in the Spokane area," Army OneSource CSC, Angela Traina added.

Time: 5 to 8 p.m.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013
Location: Spokane American Red Cross
315 W Nora Ave
Spokane, WA
RSVP: http://ewamilitaryfamilyfinancialfitness.eventbrite.com
Questions: Angela Traina with Army OneSource for Questions at Angela.Traina@serco-na.com

Those wishing to attend are encouraged to reserve their tickets (one for each family member attending) via the Eventbrite link noted above. Attendance is limited to 100 and tickets are first-come, first-served.

About DFI
www.dfi.wa.gov ▪ 360.902-8700 ▪ 877-746-4334
The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions regulates a variety of financial service providers such as banks, credit unions, mortgage brokers, consumer loan companies, payday lenders and securities brokers and dealers. The department also works to improve financial education throughout Washington through its outreach programs and online clearinghouse www.dfi.wa.gov/financial-education. In addition to posting information about licensees and administrative actions, DFI uses the Web and social media to provide financial education information: http://www.twitter.com/FinEd4All, www.twitter.com/DFIConsumers, www.finlit.blogspot.com, www.youtube.com/user/WADFI, www.homeownership.wa.gov.

About About Army OneSource
www.myarmyonesource.com ▪ 1-877-811-ARMY (2769)
Army OneSource (AOS) is a Secretary of the Army Initiative to provide comprehensive community support and service delivery for Soldiers and their Families regardless of component or geographic location. Through Community Support Coordinators located throughout the US and Pacific, AOS is raising awareness and generating support among the private sector to effectively serve the unique challenges of Military life, including the growing demand for behavioral health, financial, legal and faith-based services. Utilizing traditional establishments on Military Installations, a Web-based portal, and local community partners, AOS is helping empower Soldiers and their Family Members to be strong, healthy and connected to the best resources wherever they may be.

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