New Mortgage Forms – What You Need To Know

October 6, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

New mortgage disclosure rules went into effect that require lenders to provide home buyers two new forms that clearly detail their loan terms.

For more than 30 years, Federal law has required lenders to provide two different disclosure forms to consumers applying for a mortgage and two different forms at or shortly before closing on the loan.

Beginning October 3, 2015, these four forms were

OMWBE and NAMC Financial Fair

September 29, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises is
hosting a Financial Fair for small business owners in the construction industry
in association with the National Association of Minority Contractors Oct. 1.

Representatives from US Bank, East-West Bank, the Small
Business Administration, and Bank of America will be present to answer
questions and address concerns business owners in

For Teachers: Where to Find Financial Education Resources for the Classroom

September 9, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey teachers – are you looking for free financial education resources that you can use in the classroom? Here are five great resources that you should check out.
DFI’s Financial Education ClearinghouseOn DFI’s financial education clearinghouse you will find links to resources and curriculum by grade level (K-12), as well as updates regarding financial education in Washington.

Jump$tart National Educator Conference Registration

September 9, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

all teachers!  Registration is now open for
the 7th Annual Jump$tart National Educator
Conference, devoted to classroom educators who teach personal finance or
want to incorporate money lessons into other subject matter, grades
PreK-12.  Join Jump$tart November
6-8, 2015 at the Gaylord National Resort &
Convention Center in National
Harbor, MD, just outside Washington, DC. Through the

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

Video: Understanding Capital in Small Businesses

July 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE) has produced a short video that illustrates how capital works in small business.

The video was produced with support from the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions and the Community Bankers of Washington.

Check it out.

Resource of the Week – Money Games for Kids

June 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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 StandRun a lemonade stand while learning about supply, demand, profit, costs, and more.

Resource of the Week – Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Prevention Program

June 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

This week’s featured resource is North American Securities Administrators Association’s (NASAA) Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation (EIFFE) Prevention Program.

EIFE provides resources and continuing education for medical professionals who provide front-line elder care about how to refer at-risk seniors to the appropriate authorities, whether it is to report investment fraud to

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