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Financial Education

Women and survivors of abuse do not always have access to good financial information and education.  This section covers topics such as budgeting, banking, and how to learn more about becoming financially savvy.

Practical Money Skills for Life

This external website offers many tools to help you learn and manage your finances at whatever stage you are in your life. Topics include budgeting, housing, checking accounts, credit and savings. The site offers information in several languages.

Financial Privacy

This external link offers fact sheets on your rights to privacy on financial and other issues.

Financial Education Teaching Tools

There are financial education programs tailored to meet the specific needs of domestic violence survivors. These economic empowerment tools are often facilitated by advocates at local domestic violence programs. Take a look at each of the different curricula.

Self Sufficiency Calculator

Using the Calculator you can look at your overall budget, see the Self Sufficiency Standard cost-of-living estimate for your family type, and learn about resources that can assist you in planning and progressing toward your financial goals.

CFED: Expanding Economic Opportunity

The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), a national nonprofit organization, has many resources and publications about assets, banking, economic policy, and financial empowerment.

Washington Asset Building Coalition

The Washington Asset Building Coalition works to promote policies and programs that help moderate and low-income families in Washington state build, maintain and preserve financial assets. They have links to local, state, and national financial resources on things like banking, taxes, financial education, and micro-enterprise.

Monthly Budget Workseet

To help you track your expenses and build a monthly budget.

Wallet Tracker

A handy wallet-sized tool to help you track your daily spending habits. Know where your money goes!