Money Smart Week April 18-25, 2015

April 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Money Smart Week is here and underway! Money Smart Week was
created in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. It is a public
awareness campaign full of events that teach people how to handle their
personal finances in a way that benefits them most. There are Money Smart Week
events happening in counties all over Washington State. Here are just a few of
the educational events that will

Money Smart Week Reading Days

April 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

As part of Financial Capability Month and Money Smart Week®,
the Jump$tart Washington Coalition brings you Reading Days! Reading Days are a
great opportunity for our community leaders to go and bring about change in their communities. We ask
our school board members and city council members, as well as other city
officials, from around the state to make a one-hour commitment and go to a

CFPB Releases Mortgage Shopping Toolkit

April 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) earlier this week released a new toolkit designed to guide home buyers through the process of shopping for a mortgage.

 “Know Before You Owe” is a great resource for home buyers and was designed to help explain the complicated mortgage process in detail. Included in the toolkit is a detailed explanation of the new Loan Estimate and Closing

Financial Capability Month is Here!

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is pleased to be one of the many partners celebrating April 2015 as Financial Capability Month in our state. Understanding the importance of financial education, Washington Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed April as Financial Capability Month: