Financial Resources for Mason County Residents

Local Banks and Banking Resources

 Anchor Bank (Bank On Mason)

Columbia Bank (Bank On Mason)
Heritage Bank
Key Bank
Kitsap Credit Union (Bank On Mason)
Olympia Federal Savings

Our Community Credit Union
Peninsula Credit Union (Bank On Mason)

Bank On Washington

Use this website to locate free or low-cost second chance banking institutions throughout Washington State.

Resources in Mason County
Community Action Council

Community Action Council offers programs to lessen the impacts of poverty. This agency offers seasonal energy assistance, emergency food, home weatherization and much more.

Enterprise for Equity

Enterprise for Equity is uniquely qualified to support entrepreneurs with limited-incomes in the development of their business. If you want to start your own business, this agency is a great resource.

Faith in Action


 Faith in Action supports independent living for seniors and those living with disabilities.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Mason County is a faith-based housing ministry partnering with the community to improve, maintain and build affordable quality housing for those in need.

North Mason Resources

North Mason Resources provides a location for current and future services and resources in one place for those who are educationally, economically, physically or otherwise challenged, in partnership with other service providers.

Sound Learning

Sound Learning offers adult students classroom instruction and coordinate tutoring groups in a variety of subject areas, including reading, math, writing, computer and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

United Way of Mason County

United Way of Mason County offers the community great volunteer opportunities and raises money for local health and human services.

Washington Information Network 2-1-1

2-1-1 is a local hotline that has a data base of services offered throughout Washington State. If you are having trouble finding the help or services you need, this is a great place to call.



Balance is a financial education and counseling service committed to helping individuals take control of their finances and reach their goals. On this site, you’ll find information about how you can master your money. This website also has a financial education center for articles on a wide variety of credit and financial topics, and a full suite of other online tools and resources.

Cost of Aging

This 3 part series discusses the future costs of care and aging in the United States.


Dave Ramsey

This website offers sound advice and creative ideas for paying off debt, budgeting, saving, and retirement.



This website is an acclaimed online budgeting tool. It also offers advice about credit and saving.

My Money

This is a great government resource for financial information of all kinds including identity protection, budgeting, saving, retirement, student financial aid, and teaching children about money.

Schwab Moneywise

This website offers budgeting tools, ideas for teaching kids about money, ideas for saving, advice for home buying, mortgage refinancing, and much more.

Credit Report and Credit Monitoring

Annual Credit Report   

 Access your annual credit report for free at this website.

Credit Karma

This is a free credit monitoring service that tracks your Equifax and Transunion credit reports and gives you an estimate of your credit scores.

Credit Sesame

This is a free credit monitoring service that tracks your Experian credit report and give you an estimate of your credit score.

Your Credit Score

This is an informational document that will help you understand what your credit score is and how it affects you financially.

Community Information

Shelton Chamber of Commerce

Shelton Chamber of Commerce has a great community calendar that can keep you up to date on free and low-cost community events in the Shelton area.

North Mason Chamber of Commerce
North Mason Chamber of Commerce has a great community calendar that can keep you up to date on free and low-cost community events in the Belfair area.


 Employment and Job Training

City of Shelton


This website will allow you to see current job opportunities with the City of Shelton. Scroll down until you see the job announcement section.

 Mason County 

This website will allow you to see current job opportunities with Mason County.
USA Jobs

USA Jobs is a resource to find government jobs throughout the United States.

WorkSource Mason

WorkSource offers many resources for job seekers including local job listings, career advice, interview prep, and work related classes.

Financial Education Games and Resources for Kids

Biz Kids

Biz Kids have many creative and funny videos about financial topics. Great resource for adults, as well.
Practical Money Skills for Life

This website offers advice for parents for teaching children about money and free online financial education games for kids.

Monetta Mutual Funds Educational Games

This website offers free online financial education games for kids.

U.S. Mint Games for Kids

This website offers free online financial education games for kids.
Washington State Department of Financial Institutions Games for Kids

This website offers free online financial education games for kids.


City of Shelton

Mason County 

Online Guide to Government Information Services

Higher Education and Student Financial Aid


This is the official website for applying for student financial aid.

Federal Student Aid   

You can use this website to look up information about your student loan and apply for student loan repayment programs.

Olympic College  

Olympic College is a community college located in Bremerton that also has a campus in Shelton.

South Puget Sound Community College   

South Puget Sound Community College is located in Olympia, with an additional campus in Lacey.
The Evergreen State College

The Evergreen State College is a four-year liberal arts college located in Olympia.

 Crossroads Housing

Crossroads Housing provide guidance, safe temporary housing, and comprehensive case management, as well as referrals to other agencies providing related specialized care. 

Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Shelter  

Turning Point is an emergency domestic violence shelter located in Shelton.

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Identity Theft Protection and Consumer Protection

 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly. If you think a financial institution has treated you unfairly, you can report your experience at this website.

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information

The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. You can report a consumer complaint at this website.

Federal Trade Commission: Taking Charge  

This book will guide you through the steps you need to take and who you need to talk to if your identity is stolen.

Legal Assistance

 Northwest Justice Project

Northwest Justice Project provides critical civil legal assistance and representation to low-income people in cases affecting basic human needs such as family safety and security, housing preservation, protection of income, access to health care, education and other basic needs. 

Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services

Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services provides free legal advice and information for civil (non-criminal) matters to low-income residents of Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties.  


 My Free Taxes

This is a free tax preparation service provided in partnership of the IRS, H&R Block, and United Way. Can be used by individuals making $50,000 or less per year.


This is the official IRS informational site for all information about Federal Income Tax.

United Way of King County Virtual VITA​

Free virtual tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers for families making less than $66,000.

Public Assistance


 Apply for public assistance at this website.

Health Insurance

 Washington Health Plan Finder

At this website you can apply for Apple Health Coverage or shop for a health plan.  

Medicare Advantage - Prescription drug assistance for Washington State

Medicare - Low-Income Subsidy eligibility

Medicaid - Information on prescription drug coverage options




AARP is a membership organization for seniors

Social Security

At this official website, you can request a social security card, see how much you have paid into your Social Security, and estimate your retirement benefits.