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Money Smart Week Washington 2017 Recap

Monday, May 1, 2017

Whew! Money Smart Week Washington 2017 was one of the busiest yet!

Organizations across the state hosted dozens of events and activities, all focused on increasing the financial capability and knowledge of Washington residents.

Jump$tart Washington hosted its annual Money Smart Week Reading Days, where local government officials, and firefighters read “Isabel’s Car Wash,” a book about managing and making money, to local elementary schools.

Washington State Department of Financial Institutions staff hosted “Budget For Your Bank” activities where students had $10 “play money” dollars to spend on a piggy bank and decorations for their piggy bank. If they saved $1, the students received an extra prize – a DFI squishy pig.

SNAP in Spokane hosted free money management classes in libraries throughout the Spokane region.

These are just a few of the many great events and activities that took place.

Thanks to all of the organizations who participated in Money Smart Week Washington!

Linda Jekel Reading Day
DFI's Director of Credit Unions, Linda Jekel, participates in Reading Day.

Crystal Flaten Budget Bank
Crystal Flaten from DFI leads a budget for your bank activity.

Tracy Godat Reading Day
Tracy Godat from FEPPP/OSPI participates in Reading Day.

James Mcneal Reading Day
Bothell councilman James Mcneal participates in Reading Day.