Military Saves Events Happening Across Washington

February 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

As part of the Washington Finance Alliance, Washington Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is pleased to support our military personnel with four Military Saves Week events this week – at Fairchild Air Force Base, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor and the Coast Guard in Seattle.

The Washington Finance Alliance is a group of organizations – including Army One Source, The

Washington Saves Week

February 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed February 23 – 28, 2015 as Washington Saves Week.

Washington Saves Week is a part of the America Saves Week campaign coordinated by America Saves and the America Savings Education Council.

Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. Across

FINRA Foundation-Funded Study Documents Effectiveness of State Financial Education Mandates

February 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A FINRA Investor Education Foundation-funded study released today examines the effectiveness of state mandates on financial education for high-school students, documenting notable improvements in credit outcomes for young adults who were exposed to rigorous programs.

The study selected three states that mandated financial education in high schools after the year 2000 (Georgia, Idaho and Texas