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Safety Tips for Shopping Online

11/15/2017
The holiday shopping season has begun and chances are you will be making some purchases online. It’s important that before clicking the buy button you have taken a few steps to protect your money and your information. Here are some tips on how you can shop safely online this year. Update and...

Free Student Loan Education Event in Beacon Hill Sunday, November 5

11/01/2017
The Student Loan Workgroup is sponsoring a free student loan event this Sunday, November 5 in Beacon Hill. Learn about student loans, repayment options, loan forgiveness programs, and even have the chance to talk to an attorney about your student loans. Details Location: Beacon Hill Seattle...

CFPB Offering Debt Email Course

10/20/2017
Do you want to know how to create a budget? Have you ever tried tracking your spending? Are you interested in strategies for paying down your debt? If any of these apply to you, or if you’re interested in finding new ways to meet your financial goals, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (...

Lakewood Family Finance Forum – Saturday, October 28

10/17/2017
The South Sound Military and Communities Partnership invites you to join them for a Saturday morning designed to help you and your family save more money, avoid identity theft, invest wisely, reduce debt and improve your credit score. Saturday, October 28, 2017 8:00 am – Noon Woodbrook Middle...

Right on the Money - Financial Know-How for Financial Freedom

08/10/2017
If you're off to college, chances are you will be concerned about money. But, you will also be worried about writing papers, taking exams, and balancing your social life. Whether you’re in college for two years or four, or just taking a few classes, DFI's Right on the...

Money Games for Kids

06/23/2017
With summer vacation starting for many kids, now is a good time to use some of their free time to teach them about money. There are many free games online that can help you teach kids the basics of personal finance. Below are a few designed for kids 5-12. Dollar a Glass Lemonade Stand Run a...

Money Smart Week Washington 2017 Recap

05/01/2017
Whew! Money Smart Week Washington 2017 was one of the busiest yet! Organizations across the state hosted dozens of events and activities, all focused on increasing the financial capability and knowledge of Washington residents. Jump$tart Washington hosted its annual Money Smart Week Reading Days...

Financial Capability Summit - May 10, 2017

04/26/2017
The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions wants to let you know about the Financial Capability Summit happening May 10, 2017 in Tacoma. It's a great opportunity to network and work together to change the lives of those affected by poverty. The Financial Capability Summit 2017 is a...

Washington Teachers Sought to Serve on Financial Education Standards Crosswalk Committee

12/01/2016
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in partnership with the Financial Education Public-Private Partnership (FEPPP) is accepting applications from K-12 educators to serve on the Financial Education Standards Crosswalk Committee. OSPI is recruiting teachers with experience in...

OSPI Financial Education K-12 Learning Standards

11/21/2016
Back in October, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction released the Financial Education K-12 Learning Standards for Washington classrooms. The standards identify the knowledge and skills all public school students need to know when it comes to personal finance. Washington’s...