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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...

March 4, 2016

DES MOINES, IA -- There’s no need to go to the end of the rainbow to find your treasure this St. Patrick’s Day. State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald has a pot o’ gold better than the one promised to be waiting at the end of a rainbow to give back...

February 24, 2016

DES MOINES, IA - State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced that, as a result of Tuesday’s online Invest in Iowa auction, $41 million will be deposited in 27 banks across the state. The state will receive an average rate of return of 1.02% on these one-year certificates of deposit. “All...

February 10, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa –State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced today a bold new initiative to combat the looming retirement crisis in America. “All Iowans, regardless of industry or education, deserve the chance to save for a prosperous future,” Fitzgerald said. “My office is introducing a new plan that offers Iowa’s...

February 4, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa--State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced today that the application for the 2016 Robert D. Blue Scholarship is available online at RDBlue.org. Any graduates of an Iowa high school who plan to attend college in Iowa for the 2016-2017 school year are eligible to apply.  Awards are based...

February 3, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa –State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald is pleased to offer College Savings Iowa InFocus, an interactive learning experience that introduces the benefits of saving for the higher education of a loved one. “We want savers to learn how a 529 plan can better prepare the important children in...

January 26, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa  – Looking for a one-of-a kind gift for your sweetheart? With Valentine’s Day approaching, State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald just might have that unique gift for your beloved. Fitzgerald will be hosting his next unclaimed property eBay auction beginning on February 8. “If you are looking for...

January 14, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa – With the recent closing of the Longview Golf Centre in Urbandale, State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald is pleased to be working with the former owners, George and Sue Frampton, to return unredeemed gift cards and certificates through the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt. “Prior to closing, Longview...

January 13, 2016

DES MOINES, IA - State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced that, as a result of Tuesday’s online auction, $50 million will be deposited in 12 banks across the state. The state will receive an average rate of return of 0.97% on these six-month certificates of deposit. “Over 40 banks participated...

January 6, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced today that the Iowa income tax deduction has once again been raised for those saving with College Savings Iowa.* “Iowa taxpayers can deduct the first $3,188 they contribute per beneficiary account from their state taxable income,” Fitzgerald said. “This means...

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Michael L. Fitzgerald
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Des Moines, IA 50319

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