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Consumer Education and Training Services:
Independent, accurate & trustworthy resources that make sense
Office hours: 9-5, M-F
Closed federal holidays
Thanksgiving Wed+Fri
December 22-25
various types of people

Specialized Groups

Business owners

  • Business Responsibility
    • The Washington State Attorney General’s resource to business owners. It is aimed to provide reliable and relevant consumer information to business owners.
  • Going into Business
    • The Federal Trade Commission’s resources for those who wants to start a business or buy a business. This include tips on evaluating business opportunities and warnings against common pitfalls.


  • Students and young Americans: Safe student banking
    • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s resources for students and young Americans, including guidance on paying for college, repaying student debt, and submitting a student loan complaint.
  • Paying for Education
    • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s guide to help student make informed financial decisions on paying for college.
  • Job training
    • The Department of Labor’s page on adult services, which consist of both job-training programs. This page contains links to several programs, including the Wagner-Peyser Funded Employment Services, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult Program, and the WIA Dislocated Worker Program.
  • Career One Stop
    • Career One Stop is sponsored by the United States Department of Labor. It provides tools to job seekers and businesses.
  • Career Info
    • A product of Career One Stop, this website provides occupation, state, and industry information to individuals seeking employment.

Teaching Children & Students


  • Information for Service members
    • Information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for service members, including information on financing education, VA benefits, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.


Senior Citizens

  • Financial protection for older Americans
    • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s resource for older Americans, on the possible financial issues and scams they might face, and guidance and resources on dealing with those issues.
  • Senior Fraud
    • The Washington State Attorney General’s Office on educating yourself, if you are over 50, against senior fraud. This page provides information on the most common types of scams and how they operate.