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.
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.
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.
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.
Saving at any age (America Saves)
- Saving for Retirement
North American Securities Administrators Association
- Washington Retirement Marketplace
Savings plans for individuals and businesses.
Savings related materials and curriculum.
- Practical Money Skills
Helpful curriculum and games for the classroom
- Washington Financial Education Public Private Partnership
Reviewed curriculum for Washington educators
- Washington Asset Building Coalition
Local resources and programs
- Bank on Washington
Low cost checking and savings accounts for Washington residents
- America Savings and Education Council
Website is filled with information and savings resources
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Also has helpful savings resources and information
Organizations or individuals looking to get involved should visit AmericaSavesWeek.org.