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April 01, 2014
Be financially fit this April

AGO & BBB help consumers during Financial Literacy Month

SEATTLE—The Washington State Attorney General’s Office has teamed up with Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington for Financial Literacy Month.

In March 2004, the United States Senate officially recognized April as Financial Literacy Month, in an effort to highlight the importance of establishing and maintaining healthy financial habits and outline the serious consequences that may be associated with a lack of understanding.

In connection with Financial Literacy Month and recognizing the need for financial education, Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed April 5-12 Money Smart Week® in Washington state. This will be Washington’s fifth annual Money Smart Week®.

The AGO and BBB want consumers to be financially “in the know.”

During the month of April, follow BBB on Facebook for daily financial tips about earning, saving, protecting assets, spending and borrowing. Follow the AGO on Twitter @AGOWA for more information on how to be financially fit, and the latest consumer updates.

For resources and information on how to get involved, visit the Financial Literacy and Education Commission website. For a list of financial workshops in your area click here. Additional information can be found at the Better Business Bureau.

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The Office of the Attorney General is the chief legal office for the state of Washington with attorneys and staff in 27 divisions across the state providing legal services to roughly 200 state agencies, boards and commissions. Attorney General Bob Ferguson is working hard to protect consumers and seniors against fraud, keep our communities safe, protect our environment and stand up for our veterans. Visit www.atg.wa.gov to learn more.

Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington is one of 113 in North America and the largest BBB by geographical service area. BBB is a neutral not-for-profit public reporting agency committed to trust in the marketplace. For more information on ethical business standards and BBB Accreditation, or to access free BBB Business Reviews, Charity Reviews, scam alerts or find local event information, contact BBB or visit bbb.org.

CONTACTS:

Alison Dempsey-Hall | AGO Deputy Communications Director | 206.641.1335

David Quinlan | BBB Director of PR and Community Outreach | 206.676.4119

 

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