Financial Education Clearinghouse

Statewide Financial Education Services

  • Apprisen
    Apprisen offers credit counseling to help consumers get back on track financially. You can set up an appointment for an over the phone or online counseling session or in person at these locations:
    • Renton: 304 Main Avenue South, Suite 304D, Renton, WA 98057
    • Yakima: 4209 Tieton Drive, Suite 201, Yakima, WA 98908
    • University Place: 3560 Bridgeport Way W., Suite 1-D, University Place, WA 98466
  • American Financial Solutions
    AFS is a non-profit financial education, debt consolidation and credit counseling agency. You can contact them by phone or online to start your counseling or visit them at their counseling center:
    • Counseling Center Address: 263 4th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337
  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
    DSHS has resources for cash assistance and housing programs
  • Washington State Housing Finance Commission
    Resources for anyone in the housing market
  • Washington State Department of Financial Institutions
    DFI has a financial education clearinghouse with resources to many different financial topics and a calendar of financial education events around WA State. You can also file a complaint against your financial service provider from the website and verify a financial service provider’s license.
  • Washington State Treasurer
    The site provides financial education websites for all ages.
  • 211
    211 is a phone number for people to call for health and human service information and referrals and other assistance to meet their needs.
  • Housing and Urban Development
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban development offers programs and assistance to those having trouble or looking for housing
  • Office of Family Assistance
    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) contacts
  • Washington Connection
    Look to see what government benefits you may qualify for
  • Bank On Washington
    Partnering banks and credit unions work together state wide to bring low cost checking and savings accounts to Washington community members
  • HomeSage
    HomeSage partners offer first-time homebuyers unbiased personal plans, financial fitness coaching, and homebuyer education
  • FINRA Broker Check
    FINRA’s Broker check tool allows you to check out the background of your current or perspective broker