State Treasurer Duane Davidson has announced that the Office of the State Treasurer will partner with America Saves Week to promote a financial savings awareness week in Washington State.

While in office, Treasurer Davidson has been an advocate of promoting financial education through the use of programs like America Saves Week. “I believe that anyone can be financially sound and having a plan to save, whether it’s for education, retirement, or an emergency is always a great start” Davidson stated.

During America Saves Week, the Office of the State Treasurer (OST) will be using social media along with its website to promote good saving tips, guidelines and resources.

The week began with a call to save by Treasurer Davidson followed by a savings based theme each following day.

  • Monday, February 26 - "Make a Plan"

    So you want to save? Great, first things first you need a plan. There are so many different ways to save, some that may work for you, and others that may not. Having a plan is important to track your success and to hold yourself accountable. Click on the link attached to see all the different ways you can start saving money.

  • Tuesday, February 27 - "Technology and Money"

    Now that you’ve made a plan to save, it’s time to make it easy.  Automating your savings is an easy way to ensure you’ll reach that goal.  Take a look at these apps and tools to use technology to your advantage. Click on the link in the title to see the apps and tools. (Disclaimer, OST does not endorse any of the programs or applications mentioned in the link above)

  • Wednesday, February 28 - "Saving for an Emergency"

    Sometimes emergencies happen, so how are you going to pay for it?  Setting aside money for a rainy day, or an emergency fund, takes away some of the stress in the moment.  Follow the link above to get some great ideas for saving.

  • Thursday, March 1 - "Saving for College"

    Do you have someone you want to help save for college? Saving for college can seem overwhelming, but don’t worry we have a great program that can help you save successfully. GET is Washington State’s 529 prepaid college tuition program. It’s easy to understand and easy to use. Follow the link to find out more.

  • Friday, March 2 - "What to do with a Windfall"

    It’s tax refund season and for some, that means a windfall of money in your account.  So what do you do? Get ahead of those financial goals!  Pay off some debt, boost that emergency fund, and stick to your savings plan.

America Saves Week is an organization that brings together nonprofit, government, academic, and business groups to encourage and support Americans to save effectively. 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.