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Jump$tart Washington And DFI Coordinate Money Smart Week & Financial Literacy Reading Days

“Parents believe the top three areas of money management where their children need to improve are: how to stick to a budget and live within their means (48%), how to save money (42%), and how to invest wisely (33%).” 

Charles Schwab’s 2010 Families & Money Survey Show Strong Financial Ties between the Sandwich Generation and Their Young Adult Kids

Understanding the need for financial education, Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed April 20-27 Money Smart Week® in Washington ( This will be Washington’s Fourth Annual Money Smart Week®.

“While Washington continues to be a leader in promoting financial education, more is needed,” Jump$tart Washington Coalition President Amy O’Donnell said. “Jump$tart partners are working together to make sure Washington residents can readily access the education and information they need to be more Money Smart.”

Jump$tart Washington is coordinating with partners like DFI and community leaders throughout the state to promote financial education during Money Smart Week®. In addition to educating consumers about money management and generating awareness of financial education available on a wide range of topic, Washington elementary students will receive financial education lessons during the Fourth Annual Financial Literacy Reading Days. Representatives from local community groups, financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, businesses, schools, libraries, government agencies and media outlets will conduct classes, seminars and other activities. Details on Washington activities can be found by clicking on Washington State at

Money Smart Week® began in 2002 as a coordinated effort of more than 40 Chicago-area organizations working together to promote personal financial literacy. Washington was the first West Coast state to participate, with its first Money Smart Week® in 2010.

For more information about events slated for Money Smart Week® Washington or to take part, please visit

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