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Outstanding Debt Obligations Increase a Modest 1.06%

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Treasurer Fitzgerald Offers Tips to Protect Your Gift Cards

DES MOINES, Iowa – During the holiday season gift cards are popular presents to give and receive. State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald wants Iowa consumers to make sure they take full advantage of the gift card. “According to the National Retailers Federation, gift cards are the most requested holiday gift...
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A Message from State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald

Earlier this fall, my office launched a new financial literacy initiative introducing families across Iowa to the benefits of using a 529 plan to save for a loved one’s higher education. College Savings Iowa InFocus is an interactive learning experience that serves as a testament to our message: by starting...
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Spend Cyber Monday with College Savings Iowa InFocus

DES MOINES, Iowa –State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald wants to encourage online shoppers to give the gift of college savings this Cyber Monday. “Take a 10 minute break between virtual shopping sprees to learn the ins-and-outs of 529 plans, and be registered to win a $1,000 College Savings Iowa account!”...
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Treasurer Fitzgerald Auctioning One-of-a-Kind Items in eBay Auction

State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald will host a Cyber Monday unclaimed property eBay auction beginning on November 30. “If you are still looking for a unique gift after you have done your Black Friday shopping, check out our Cyber Monday eBay auction,” Fitzgerald encouraged. “Many items are one of a...
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$200 Million Returned Milestone in Great Iowa Treasure Hunt

State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced today the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt has reached a milestone of $200 million in unclaimed property returned. “Since the program’s inception in 1983, we have returned $200 million through the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt,” Fitzgerald said. “Vona Burbank of Urbandale helped us reach our...
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State Treasurer Fitzgerald Visits Marshalltown Noon Optimist Club

DES MOINES, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald spoke with members of the Marshalltown Noon Optimist Club on Thursday, October 29. Fitzgerald, a native of Marshall County, explained his role as state treasurer and took questions regarding the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt and College Savings Iowa. “I want people...
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Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald’s Halloween Return

DES MOINES, Iowa --- You don’t have to dress up this Halloween to find goodies. State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald wants you to know there are plenty of treats in the form of unclaimed property in the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt. “There are no tricks, only treats,” Fitzgerald stated. “Finding...
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Let National Save for Retirement Week Boost Your Savings

DES MOINES, Iowa –State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald encourages all Iowans to participate in National Save for Retirement Week this October 18-24. “We want everyone, from those just entering the workforce to those preparing to leave, to reflect on their retirement savings goals,” Fitzgerald said. Visit to sign up...
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