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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...

Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day - Friday, January 27, 2017

01/24/2017
Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day is this Friday and the IRS is asking for help in spreading the message about the tax credit. This year the IRS wants to increase eligibility awareness of other refundable credits that many miss or don’t get right. Along with the earned income tax credit (EITC...

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 Basic...

Be Aware Fair Oct. 10 - Ocean Park

09/30/2016
Consumer Protection Washington, a group of consumer protection outreach specialists from several state and federal agencies and organizations, including the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, is presenting a consumer protection event Oct. 10 in Klipsan Beach. The event, which...

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Events

09/29/2016
The National Cyber Security Alliance, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Washington State Governor's Office and the Washington State Office of Cybersecurity are partnering to host a three-day series of events to kick off National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in Bellevue and...

Be Aware Fair Redmond - Friday, September 16, 2016

09/09/2016
Join the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection Washington for information and resources that will help you protect yourself and your loved ones from becoming victims of a scam or fraud. We’ll be talking about Identity Theft, Charity Fraud, Senior Scams and...

Free Money Savvy Curriculum for Washington Schools

08/12/2016
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. Note: With the grant there is an emphasis in...