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September 20, 2016

DES MOINES, IA --- State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced that many Clay County Fairgoers were lucky this year as they discovered their lost treasures. “The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt and College Savings Iowa booth had another successful year at the Clay County Fair,” Fitzgerald said. “Over 1,200 claims of...

September 6, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa – According to Investment News, families who choose Iowa’s College Savings Iowa 529 plan get an “A” grade on their funds when it’s time to send their children off to college. “According to Morningstar and reported by Investment News, College Savings Iowa’s age-based investments are rated as...

September 1, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald toured Jefferson’s Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower on Tuesday.  The tower, originally dedicated in 1966, was awarded Vision Iowa’s Community Attraction and Tourism grant this summer. The grant will allow for the Tower’s restoration and expansion into a full four-octave, 47-bell carillon. “As a member...

September 1, 2016

 DES MOINES, IA – State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced today that a stop at the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt and College Savings Iowa booth may pay off big for some lucky fairgoers at this year’s Clay County Fair. Fairgoers could find their name - over two million accounts are...

September 1, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa –To celebrate College Savings Month, State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald is pleased to announce a $1,000 College Savings Iowa account giveaway. Visit Iowa529Contest.com, watch the video on 529 plans fact and myths, and then register to win the $1,000 account. “We want savers to learn the ins-and-outs...

August 26, 2016

Des Moines, IA - State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announced today that the state will save about $6 million on the Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications System. This new, state-of-the-art system was expected to cost the state about $50 million. By paying a portion in cash and borrowing the remainder at low...

August 23, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa --- State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced today that thousands of Iowa State fairgoers discovered lost treasures. “The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt booth had a record breaking year at the Iowa State Fair,” Fitzgerald said. “Over 10,000 claims of unclaimed property were discovered; this was certainly a...

August 19, 2016

 DES MOINES, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announced today that 86% of the children that have participated in the College Savings Iowa's annual State Fair survey believe a college education is a necessary step to achieving their dreams and career aspirations. “Iowa children are already thinking about their futures,”...

August 2, 2016

Funds Are Part of a Federal Settlement Program With Mortgage Lenders DES MOINES, IA -- State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced today over 2,000 Iowans are owed more than $1 million from a settlement program through the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Eligible borrowers and their heirs...

July 28, 2016

 DES MOINES, Iowa – A stop at State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald’s Great Iowa Treasure Hunt booth during the 2016 Iowa State Fair may pay off. “With over two million names listed in the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt, fairgoers could find they have unclaimed money waiting for them to claim,”...

June 30, 2016

 Half-A-Million Owners Reunited with Missing Property   DES MOINES, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced today the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt has reached a milestone of returning unclaimed property to half-a-million rightful owners. “Since the program’s inception in 1983, we have returned $214 million through the Great Iowa...

June 28, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announced today that the state refinanced bonds that were originally sold in 2010 to build the state penitentiary in Fort Madison. Today’s refinancing transaction, which involved issuing $80 million in bonds, lowered the state’s interest rate by about 2%. “We saved over...

June 21, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announced today that the state refinanced a portion of Iowa’s IJOBS bonds. In 2009, Iowa sold bonds to provide millions of dollars for state and local infrastructure projects, including grants for community rebuilding after the floods of 2008. Today’s refinancing transaction, which...

May 17, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa – 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 $1,000 College Savings Iowa account for a child in their life. “This year, we’re celebrating 529 Day...

May 3, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald is asking Iowans to celebrate 529 College Savings Day on May 29 by exploring the benefits of using a 529 plan, such as College Savings Iowa, to save for their loved ones’ future higher education expenses. “We want parents to take...

April 26, 2016

Although Financial Literacy Month is coming to an end, I encourage families across Iowa to take the lessons learned over the last few weeks and put them into practice for a lifetime. Financial education is not contained to a classroom, age or place in life; it’s acquired through learning, asking...

April 19, 2016

This legislative session, my office introduced legislation that would help combat the looming retirement savings crisis facing our country and the state of Iowa. This crisis has been measured by many recent studies, including a Federal Reserve report that found 31% of America’s current workforce has no retirement savings or...

April 14, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald met with a State Center family today to present a $1,000 College Savings Iowa account. Leon Pfantz, age two, was randomly chosen to receive the award after his father, Ryan, completed the College Savings Iowa InFocus 529 tutorial last fall. “The Pfantz...

April 13, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald encourages Iowa taxpayers to make the most of their tax refunds by investing them in College Savings Iowa. “I would also like to remind Iowans that there is still time to contribute for 2015 and claim a tax deduction of up...

April 12, 2016

This month, celebrate Financial Literacy Month by learning how a 529 plan can help families save for the higher education of a loved one. Between now and May 31, my office is sponsoring a financial education tool that explores the benefits of using a 529 plan to save for future...

April 6, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa – National Coin Week is the third week of April and State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald just might have that unique coin to add to your collection. Fitzgerald will be hosting his next unclaimed property eBay auction beginning on April 18. “National Coin Week is a time for...

April 5, 2016

This April, my office is joining various financial institutions across the state and nation in celebrating Financial Literacy Month. A number of banks, libraries and public organizations are offering programs emphasizing the financial education and empowerment of all Iowans. Throughout the month, I will release a series of four editorials...

April 5, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa - State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald was pleased to present a check last week for over $14,000 from the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt to Grand Secretary Lawrence Shilling and Grand Treasurer Marty Zylstra for the Grand Lodge of Iowa of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in...

March 15, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa –State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald is encouraging Iowans with young students to start thinking about saving for their children’s educational expenses. “Throughout April and May, we are teaming up with elementary schools across the state to provide our new 529 tutorial, College Savings Iowa InFocus, to parents,”...

March 9, 2016

This St. Patrick’s Day, don’t leave your college savings to luck – but do look to your four-leaf clover as a way to reevaluate your college planning strategy. Many people plan to rely on scholarships, grants and student loans to pay for higher education, without considering the importance of a...

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Michael L. Fitzgerald
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Des Moines, IA 50319

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