- Washington State Jump$tart Coalition awarded coalition of the year and was presented with an award at the Annual Conference in Washington D.C.
For too long, families have struggled to understand our tax system, how to balance their personal budgets, and make thoughtful investments that will protect their longevity. As your State Treasurer, I feel a moral obligation to connect our classrooms to the best resources available so that the next generation makes sound financial decisions that strengthen our economy.
I believe that it is never too early or too late to begin learning the importance of saving money. On this page you will find resources for children, parents, teachers, and professionals who are interested in improving their financial literacy.
K-12 Financial Education
Non-profit organizations dedicated to providing financial literacy resources to children, young adults, and educators.
- Jump Start Washington-A non-profit dedicated to the promotion of financial education for K-12 and providing resources to teachers and schools.
- Financial Education Public Private Partnership (FEPP)-FEPPP’s goal is to seek out and determine the best methods of equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need in order for them to make critical decisions regarding their personal finances.
- Junior Achievement of Washington-A non-profit that prepares young people to exceed in a global economy.
- BizKid$- Devoted as a national financial literacy initiative to financial education.
- Center for Economic & Financial Education
Financial Education Games
Financial Football is a fun and engaging way to learn about financing and budgeting for the future. This interactive game is for kid young and old. Also included is an extensive curriculum for financial education teachers.
Financial Education Resources
- National Association of State Treasurers Financial Literacy Resources
- Bank On Washington: Bank On Washington is a collaboration of government agencies, non-profits and financial institutions that works to provide safe mainstream financial services to the unbanked and underbanked.
- Financial Literacy Clearing House: Your first stop to learn more about what kinds of services are available in Washington State
- National Endowment for Financial Education-A private, nonprofit, national foundation dedicated to improving the financial well-being of all Americans by empowering financial decision making for individuals and families through every state of life.
- Money Smart - Money Smart is a comprehensive financial education curriculum.
- MyMoney - U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.
- Your Life, Your Money - A PBS site/video on how to manage your money and story of other who have struggled with debt.
- President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability - President Obama created the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability (“Council”) to assist the American people in understanding financial matters and making informed financial decisions, and thereby contribute to financial stability.
- 360 Financial Literacy: a service of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant
- Practical Money skills for life: a partnership of Visa, consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions
Savings for the Future
- America Saves: a savings resource provided by a non-profit, government, and corporate partnership.
- Feed the Pig: a service of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Choose to Save: provided by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
- Saving with a Certificate of Deposit (CD): a service of the FDIC.