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Learn How to Spot and Avoid Fraud July 26 in Sequim

06/15/2016
Learn how to spot and avoid financial fraud with a free presentation from the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions. Kristen Standifer, Division of Securities Enforcement Attorney with the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions will share tips & tricks on how to...

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15

06/13/2016
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is a day for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons. Financial Elder Abuse Seniors remain a top target of financial abuse and fraud due to the value of their...

Right on the Money - Financial Know-How for College Students

06/06/2016
Whether you’re in college for two years or four, or just taking a few classes, this booklet can help you acquire the financial skills you need to create the kind of life you want. Right on the Money was produced in collaboration with the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and the...

Budget for Your Bank

04/28/2016
If you haven’t had a chance to attend any of the Money Smart Week events yet, there are still a few days left to attend a few and learn something new! We still have two Budget For Your Bank Activities scheduled this week in Thurston and Clark Counties.   Bring the kids in and they will get to...

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...

Money Smart Week 2016

04/22/2016
Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed the week of April 23-30 as Washington Money Smart Week. Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of organizations including...

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,...

Consumer Protection Week 2016

03/07/2016
It’s Consumer Protection Week. The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is partnering with federal and state agencies to support National Consumer Protection Week, March 6-12. The annual campaign encourages consumers to know and understand their rights and responsibilities in...

Financial Capability Summit May 12

03/02/2016
On May 12, The Prosperity Agenda is hosting a statewide summit to explore the impact of financial capability work in Washington State. This unprecedented gathering will bring Washington State nonprofit professionals, government representatives, advocates, and business leaders together to explore...

Washington Saves Week 2016

02/24/2016
Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed February 22-27, 2016 as Washington Saves Week. Washington Saves Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. Review Your Savings Plan Washington Saves Week is a...