Information from the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Washington Saves Week

Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed February 27 - March 3, 2023 as Washington Saves Week.

Washington Saves Week is a part of the America Saves Week campaign and is a call to action for Washington residents to commit to saving successfully.

2023 Theme: A Financially Confident You

Monday, February 27, 2023 - Saving Automatically
One of the easiest and most consistent ways to make your savings grow is to make it automatic. Consider setting up an automatic deposit from your paycheck each month or recurring transfers from your checking account into your savings account.

Learn more: Easy ways to save automatically (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - Saving for the Unexpected
Financial emergencies can happen without warning.  Having a dedicated emergency savings fund will help you get through a drop in income, pay for emergency repairs, and handle other unexpected expenses.

Learn more:
Saving for emergencies: how to get started

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - Saving for Major Milestones
When paying for life’s major milestones (house, college, retirement), it's important to save in advance so you are prepared and don't run into a lot of debt.

Learn more:
Saving for retirement (America Saves)
Podcast: saving for major life milestones (America Saves)

Thursday, March 2, 2023 | Paying Down Debt is Saving
Saving can be hard if you have a large amount of debt. By paying down debt you save money on interest and fees, maintain/improve your credit score, and open up more money for savings.

Learn more:
Dealing with debt: information and resources

Friday, March 3, 2023 | Saving at Any Age
Thinking and talking about savings is important at any age. From children to retirees, saving is an important life time habit to develop and maintain.

Learn more:
Saving at any age (America Saves)

Savings Resources

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