Jump$tart Washington: Kick Off the School Year With Financial Education

August 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Are you a financial educator? Do you teach youth? If so, you won’t want to miss this event! Jump$tart Washington is hosting a train the trainer day in Seattle on August 25th for youth financial educators. With new legislation being passed, financial education must be integrated into existing state learning standards, which can sound like a lot of extra work. Speakers from the Financial Education

Recap: Budgeting Night at Olympia’s Hands on Children’s Museum

August 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

This past Friday, DFI participated in Olympia’s Hands on
Children’s Museum free Friday night with a budgeting for your bank activity.

Nearly 200 kids developed a budget that allowed them to “buy”
one of three piggy banks and decorate it as they see fit.
Kids were given $10 play money and worked closely with their
parents and DFI volunteers to develop their budgets.

Children with money left

Free Financial Education Event for Kids this Friday Evening in Olympia

August 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

This Friday, August 7, DFI is sponsoring a Budgeting for Your Bank Event at the Hands on Children’s Museum Free Friday Night in Olympia.Each child will get an “Income” envelope with $10 of play money and a budgeting worksheet. The budgeting worksheet will show piggy bank and decorative sticker options to purchase for different prices and quantities. The kids are then tasked with budgeting their