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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...

Cash With Draw - Financial Education Videos on KCTS9

07/14/2016
The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions recently partnered with KCTS9 to develop Cash With Draw, a series of hand drawn informational videos, by Artist Nathan Shields. Cash With Draw traces through key financial strategies that we face in today's volatile economy and market. Cash...

Money Tips and Resources for College Students

06/21/2016
You’ve graduated high school and are off to college. Now what? You have to manage your finances for the first time, find financial aid, and possibly take out a student loan. Here are some links to resources to help you manage your finances while you are in college. Financial Aid Options There are...

June Is Homeownership Month – Resources to Help You Get Started

06/20/2016
June is national homeownership month. Locally in Washington there are a number of programs and organizations ready to assist you in becoming a homeowner. Below are a few to help you get started. Free Home Buyer Classes The Washington State Housing Finance Commission offers free first time homebuyer...

Learn How to Spot and Avoid Fraud July 26 in Sequim

06/15/2016
Learn how to spot and avoid financial fraud with a free presentation from the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions. Kristen Standifer, Division of Securities Enforcement Attorney with the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions will share tips & tricks on how to...