Financial Education

Financial Education Clearinghouse

The Washington Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) has developed this website to serve as a clearinghouse for financial education information and resources available to Washington residents.

Throughout the website you will find resources for both residents and educators.

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What's New?

Washington State Financial Education K-12 Learning Standards Updates
The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is working on adopting Financial Education K-12 Learning Standards. Get the latest updates from the OSPI website.

Money Savvy Curriculum For Washington Classrooms
Through a grant made possible by the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, teachers who teach grades Pre-K, 2, 3, 6, 7 or 8 are eligible to receive free Money Savvy Kids or Money Savvy U curriculum materials for their classrooms.

Credit and Identity Theft Booklet
DFI recently teamed up with the Seattle Times to produce a Newspapers in Education Credit and Identity Theft booklet.

Washington Financial Education Network
The Washington Financial Education Network brings together partners who support financial education efforts in Washington State – whether Pre-K youth, students in K-12 or college, working adults, retirees or seniors, domestic violence survivors, residents whose primary language is one other than English, etc. Members come from all reaches of the state, with non-profit, government, or private industry.

Video: Understanding Capital in Small Businesses
The Washington State Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises (OMWBE) has produced a short video that illustrates how capital works in a small business.

Debt Slapped Grad
Debt Slapped has launched a new website called Debt Slapped Grad. The grad edition of Debt Slapped is meant for young adults out there working in the real world. On the website you will find money management information and worksheets to help you better manage your finances.

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Senior Financial Education
Older citizens face many financial challenges as they age. Check out our resources page for seniors for information on how to make your money last.