Calendar of Upcoming Events
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2022 Bank on Washington Forum
Registration is open! The 2022 Bank On Washington forum will be held at the Yakima Valley Convention Center on October 24th and 25th. Join others from across the state as we think about how we can meet the financial services needs of the un and under-banked and communities historically excluded from mainstream financial services. Register here>
Financial Education Classes
The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) calendar lists financial education classes and events submitted by community organizations throughout Washington state. View the calendar here>
If your organization offers financial education classes, be sure to submit them to the DFI calendar.
Financial Empowerment Network Virtual Learning
Audience: Professionals in the field whom we define as case managers, advocates, and financial counselors/coaches, to guide and contextualize the needs of their clients. Did you miss a webinar? Watch it on YouTube>
Managing Student Loan Debt
Thursday 9/29/2022 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm Pacific Time
Join us for a free presentation provided by attorneys who help people better manage their student loan debt. Learn important things you should know about your loan, including best practices for dealing with the debt. We will cover types of loans and how to find out what type you have, payment plans, loan forgiveness options including Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), Temporary Expanded PSLF, and the limited PSLF waiver (currently available until October 31), private student loan issues, defaulted loans, student loan scams, bankruptcy, & resources. There will be ample time for questions and answers.
This workshop is a collaboration between the Financial Empowerment Network, CENTS, and King County’s Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports Division. CENTS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission of helping people improve their financial health. The Financial Empowerment Network (FEN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that advances financial empowerment through partnerships that support access to affordable, effective, and relevant services, products, and other resources. The King County Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports Division assists King County residents of all ages and cultures who have developmental disabilities to achieve full, active, integrated, and productive participation in community life.
Closed captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided. Please notify Debi Donelan of any other accessibility requests by September 15th: email@example.com
Using Fintech to Drive Equity and Support Financial Well-Being
Wednesday, 8/24/2022 | 2:00-3:30 pm Pacific Time
Presented by Megan Bolado, Change Machine
Fintech has the potential to help your clients meet their financial goals, from creating a budget to savings. Just like traditional financial and banking products, there are endless tech-based products and services that can support day-to-day financial activities and goals. Join us to learn more about the world of fintech, how you can quickly evaluate and understand the different products out there, and how fintech can impact the financial well-being of your coaching clients and customers.
Megan Bolado leads Change Machine’s fintech strategy, exploring opportunities to connect practitioners with safe and inclusive products and services that support their customers’ financial security. She has worked in the financial security and economic inclusion space domestically and internationally for more than a decade.
Cryptocurrency & Digital Wallets
Presented by Brian Duerr, Washington State Employees Credit Union