Financial Education Public Awareness Campaigns

For more information about any of these programs contact Lyn Peters, Director of Communications, at Lyn.Peters@dfi.wa.gov or (360) 902-8731.

Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week Washington

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 across the state including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. Jump$tart Washington organizes Money Smart Week for Washington State. For more information visit www.wajumpstart.org.

Washington Saves Week (Last Week of February)

Washington Saves Week is a part of the America Saves Week campaign coordinated by America Saves and the America Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. For more information visit www.dfi.wa.gov/financial-education/wa-saves/default.htm.

Financial Literacy Month (April)

Financial Literacy Month is a national public awareness campaign committed to improving the financial literacy of Americans. Organizations across Washington participate by offering educational events, classes, and campaigns.

National Consumer Protection Week

DFI participates in National Consumer Protection Week, a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions. For more information about Consumer Protection Week, visit www.ncpw.gov.

National Save for Retirement Week (Last Week of October)

DFI joins the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems in supporting National Save for Retirement Week, a public awareness campaign on the importance of saving for the future. For more information on the week visit www.nagdca.org/content.cfm/id/ns4rw