DES MOINES, IA (May 20, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald wants to remind Iowans May 31 is their last chance to celebrate 529 College Savings Day by registering for a chance to win a $529 College Savings Iowa account for a child in their life. "This year, we're celebrating 529 Day with a College Savings Iowa account giveaway along with an informational video to go along with the contest," Fitzgerald said.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 7, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announced on May 7, 2019, the State refinanced a portion of Iowa's IJOBS bonds in order to save the State money. The State sold new bonds and used the proceeds to pay off the bonds that were issued in 2009. The borrowing-rate came in at 2.64%, nearly 2% less than the original bonds. "This transaction is a lot like refinancing your house at a lower interest-rate.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 1, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald is asking Iowans to celebrate 529 College Savings Day all month long, by exploring the benefits of using a 529 plan, such as College Savings Iowa, to save for their loved ones' future higher-education expenses.

DES MOINES, IA (March 5, 2019) — Iowans who are yearning to see something green after record amounts of snow this winter do not have to wait until St Patrick's Day or spring weather to roll around. According to State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald, a visit to GreatIowaTreasureHunt.gov, might just add some green in the form of unclaimed property to their wallets.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 26, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald announced the results of the Tuesday, February 19 online Invest in Iowa auction; over $63 million will be deposited in 36 financial institutions across the state. The state will receive an average rate of return of 2.61% on these one-year certificates of deposit. "We continue to see significant interest in this program," Fitzgerald said.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 14, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald reports that outstanding debt obligations for state and local governments in Iowa totaled $16.3 billion as of June 30, 2018. Overall, this represents an increase of 2.9% over last year, which is similar to last year's increase.

DES MOINES, IA (February 12, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald and Iowa families are celebrating two years of savings with Iowa's Achieving a Better Life Experience program (IAble). IAble is a savings program which offers people with disabilities and their families the ability to save and earn tax benefits at the same time. Launched in 2017, IAble allows persons with disabilities and their families the opportunity to plan for their future financial well-being.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 5, 2019) — While Cupid is busy with his bow this Valentine's Day, State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald will be reuniting owners with their lost and forgotten treasures. "In addition to money, we have safe deposit box contents, which include an assortment of valuable items waiting to be reclaimed," said Fitzgerald. "Contents range from cards and love letters to jewelry and cuff links."

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 31, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald wants to remind Iowans they still have time to maximize their state tax deductions for 2018. "One of the greatest benefits for College Savings Iowa account owners is the state tax deduction they can take annually for their contributions," said Fitzgerald.

DES MOINES, IA (January 24, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald announced today that the application for the 2019 Robert D. Blue Scholarship is available online at rdblue.org. Graduates of any Iowa high school who plan to attend college in Iowa for the 2019-2020 school year are eligible to apply.

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