Money Smart Week 2017

04/21/2017
Week-long focus on financial education aims to help residents increase their financial capability

Olympia – The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) reminds Washington residents Money Smart Week Washington 2017 starts tomorrow, April 22. Governor Inslee proclaimed April 22-29 as Money Smart Week in Washington. The week, part of a national campaign coordinated by the Chicago Federal Reserve, is a week focused on increasing financial capability by access financial education.

Events are being hosted throughout Washington on topics ranging from the how to avoid identity theft to estate planning. To find one near you, visit the Washington Money Smart Week calendar.

DFI is pleased to partner with the Jump$tart Washington Coalition again this year to promote Reading Days as part of Money Smart Week Washington 2017. (Note: These events are closed to the public. If you are a member of the media, you must contact the school for permission to attend.)

2017 Jump$tart Money Smart Week Reading Days:

  • April 18, Lowell Elementary, April Barker, Bellingham Councilwoman
  • April 21, West Hills STEM Academy, Patty Lent, Bremerton Mayor
  • April 23, LP Brown Elementary, Tracy Godat, Financial Education Public Private Partnership (FEPPP) Chief Administration Officer
  • April 24, Mint Valley Elementary School, Leah Johnson, Youth Services Librarian
  • April 25, Mint Valley Elementary School, Blake Tomlinson, Battalion Chief/Longview Fire & Rescue
  • April 26, Northlake Elementary School, Brett Johnson, Longview Fire Station
  • April 26, Wallace Elementary School, Kevin Tate, Police Officer
  • April 27, Robert Grey Elementary School, Anna Davis, Kelso fire and rescue 2
  • April 27, Robert Grey Elementary School, Coleen Lowery, Pharmaceutical Tech
  • April 27, Robert Grey Elementary School, Marsha Treadway, AmeriCorps Member
  • April 27, Moorlands Elementary, James McNeil, Bothell Councilman
  • April 28, Pioneer Elementary, Linda Jekel, DFI Director of Credit Unions Division
  • May 3, Tumwater Hill Elementary, Tracy Godat, Financial Education Public Private Partnership (FEPPP) Chief Administration Officer
  • May 3, Tumwater Hill Elementary, Duane Davidson, Washington Treasurer
  • TBD, West Seattle High School

Media Contact

Lyn Peters, Director of Communications

PH (360) 902-8731 or CommunicationDir@dfi.wa.gov

DFI Main Phone Number

1.877.RING DFI (746-4334)