Here at the end of Washington Saves Week – and America Saves Week – here’s a tip aimed directly at high school students in Washington: Now’s your chance to win some money by writing an essay about saving money.
The Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants is sponsoring a Savings Week essay contest wherein students are invited to respond to the following: "Are you great with your money? Have you been able to set a financial goal and accomplish it? Maybe you are not so great with money but you are trying to become so and have learned some lessons along the way that are worth sharing. Tell us your story and share your money-smart tips."
Essays should be between 250-500 words and typed. One entry per person. Send your essay to: Financial Literacy Program, Washington Society of CPAs, 902 140th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, WA 98005. Entries must be received by March 31.
The 100 students who write the best essays will each receive a $25 savings bond (plus immortal electronic fame on the WSCPA Web site).
And the winners, should they ask for advice from those CPAs about what to do with the winnings, may well be told: Save it.