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Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day - Friday, January 27, 2017

01/24/2017
Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day is this Friday and the IRS is asking for help in spreading the message about the tax credit. This year the IRS wants to increase eligibility awareness of other refundable credits that many miss or don’t get right. Along with the earned income tax credit (EITC...

June Is Homeownership Month – Resources to Help You Get Started

06/20/2016
June is national homeownership month. Locally in Washington there are a number of programs and organizations ready to assist you in becoming a homeowner. Below are a few to help you get started. Free Home Buyer Classes The Washington State Housing Finance Commission offers free first time homebuyer...

Money Smart Week and myRA

04/25/2016
Money Smart Week is here! This week is dedicated to helping Americans become financially capable. Money Smart Week is a nationwide campaign with the goal of helping American consumers become financially capable. Money is a stressful topic for many people. MSW offers free classes and events to help...

ServeOurSeniors.Org – Preventing Senior Investor Abuse

04/19/2016
The North American Securities Administrators Association is the membership organization of state and provincial securities regulators and is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. With at least a third of its members’ enforcement actions involving senior investors,...

Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Prevention Program

06/05/2015
This week’s featured resource is North American Securities Administrators Association’s (NASAA) Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation (EIFFE) Prevention Program. EIFE provides resources and continuing education for medical professionals who provide front-line elder care about how to...

Paying for College

05/29/2015
Deciding how to pay for a college is one of the major financial decisions that many people make in their lifetime. There are many options out there, and making wise financial decisions is important. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has put together some tools and resources to help...

Spanish Version of Money Smart for Older Adults Now Available

05/24/2015
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released a Spanish-language version of the Money Smart for Older Adults curriculum. The Spanish-language version is the companion to the English-language program jointly developed last year by...

Add Your Classes to DFI's Financial Education Calendar

05/11/2015
Did you know that the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) maintains a statewide financial education calendar? See: www.dfi.wa.gov/financial-education/calendar. The calendar is a great resource for both the public and our financial education partners. Adding Classes to the...

Smart About Money

05/08/2015
Smart About Money (www.smartaboutmoney.org) is a great website where you can find articles, calculators and tips to help you manage your money through life's ups and downs. On the website you’ll find helpful information such as: Saving for emergencies Refinancing mortgages Tips for increasing your...

CFPB Releases Mortgage Shopping Toolkit

04/03/2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) earlier this week released a new toolkit designed to guide home buyers through the process of shopping for a mortgage.  “Know Before You Owe” is a great resource for home buyers and was designed to help explain the complicated mortgage process in...