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Free Money Savvy Curriculum for Washington Schools

Through a grant made possible by the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, teachers who teach grades Pre-K, 2, 3, 6, 7 or 8 are eligible to receive free Money Savvy Kids or Money Savvy U curriculum materials for their classrooms. Note: With the grant there is an emphasis in...

Cash With Draw - Financial Education Videos on KCTS9

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions recently partnered with KCTS9 to develop Cash With Draw, a series of hand drawn informational videos, by Artist Nathan Shields. Cash With Draw traces through key financial strategies that we face in today's volatile economy and market. Cash...

Money Tips and Resources for College Students

You’ve graduated high school and are off to college. Now what? You have to manage your finances for the first time, find financial aid, and possibly take out a student loan. Here are some links to resources to help you manage your finances while you are in college. Financial Aid Options There are...

June Is Homeownership Month – Resources to Help You Get Started

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...

Learn How to Spot and Avoid Fraud July 26 in Sequim

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

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...

Budget for Your Bank

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

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

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

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,...