Attorny General: Be financially fit this April

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 clickhere. Additional information can be found at the Better Business Bureau.

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