Utah students honored for winning The Stock Market Game and InvestWrite competitions

Treasurer David Damschen recognizes Utah students and teachers for winning statewide and nationwide financial education competitions, including ninth place national high school essay winner SALT LAKE CITY – July 8, 2020 – Utah State Treasurer David Damschen today announced the winning students and teachers of the Fall 2019 InvestWrite writing competition and the Spring 2020 Stock Market Game. One student …

Utah ‘AAA’ credit rating affirmed, state saves taxpayer dollars on infrastructure during pandemic

SALT LAKE CITY – May 18, 2020 – Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Treasurer David Damschen today announced that S&P Global, Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings have reaffirmed Utah’s AAA credit rating – the highest rating a state can receive. The rating affirmations coincide with a legislatively authorized $447.3 million general obligation bond sale, which enables the state to …

Treasurer Damschen encourages Utahns and businesses to search state website for lost money during COVID-19 crisis

Utah Unclaimed Property Division safeguarding more than $370 million in unclaimed property for Utahns; more than one-third of the dollars paid out each year go to businesses SALT LAKE CITY – May 5, 2020 – Utah State Treasurer David Damschen encourages Utah residents and business owners to search mycash.utah.gov for unclaimed property during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Unclaimed Property Division …

Utah Treasurer encourages teachers, parents to celebrate Financial Literacy Month by incorporating financial education into remote learning

SALT LAKE CITY – April 9, 2020 – April is Financial Literacy Month, and Utah schools are under a soft closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time of remote learning, Utah State Treasurer David Damschen encourages teachers and parents to incorporate financial education into students’ daily learning.  To assist with remote financial education, the Office of State Treasurer …

Treasurer Damschen announces $56.4 million new lost property now online for claim

$29.3 million paid out in FY2019 Visit mycash.utah.gov or call 801-715-3300 to claim property SALT LAKE CITY – February 13, 2020 – Utah State Treasurer David Damschen today announced that the Utah Unclaimed Property Division received $56.4 million in lost property at the end of 2019. This property comes from sources like dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, safe deposit box …

Utah media invited to Friday ‘pen-and-pad’ financial education briefing with CFPB Director Kraninger, Treasurer Damschen

What: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger, Utah Treasurer David Damschen and Utah Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy are hosting a ‘pen-and-pad’ consumer financial education briefing for members of the Utah media. This is an opportunity for reporters to ask Director Kraninger and Treasurer Damschen questions about the efforts of the CFPB and Utah to improve consumer financial …

Utah students honored for winning investment strategies at January 10 Stock Market Game awards banquet

State Treasurer David Damschen to recognize 32 Utah students and teachers for winning The Stock Market Game™, a statewide financial education competition SALT LAKE CITY – January 9, 2020 – Students, teachers, government officials and local business leaders will celebrate the 32 winning students and teachers of the Stock Market Game™ fall 2019 statewide competition during an awards banquet on January 10. The banquet, hosted by Utah State Treasurer David Damschen, will feature student …

Treasurer Damschen recognized for outstanding service to National Association of State Treasurers

NAPLES, Florida – October 9, 2019 – The National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) recognized Utah State Treasurer David Damschen during its annual conference this week with the Jesse M. Unruh Award for his outstanding service to the association, the profession and Utah. Treasurer Damschen is serving as the 2019 president of NAST, a bipartisan association comprised of state treasurers …