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  • December 31, 1969 | Bloomberg BusinessWeek

    The Foreclosure Wave that Wasn’t

    When banks pulled back on foreclosures two years ago following a government investigation into faulty paperwork by lenders, Wall Street analysts, academics, and researchers thought the lull would be followed by a storm. They believed that once banks resolved the claims of delinquent homeowners...

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  • December 31, 1969 | Individual Development Accounts that help low-income people save for a house, business or college.

    New program helps the poor leverage meager pay to fulfill dreams

    Launched in 2001, Earn is one of hundreds of purveyors of so-called Individual Development Accounts, which are matched savings accounts aimed at helping low-income Americans build economic stability through savings. The accounts, which typically double or triple a participant's contributions,...

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  • December 31, 1969 | http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/blog/3_to_the_presidential_electi...

    Check the Box for College Savings

    As a federal taxpayer, you’ve no doubt noticed the $3 “check-off ” for the Presidential Election Campaign Fund-and you probably skipped it. In 2011, just 6.4 percent of American taxpayers “checked the box.”
    Originally created in the 1970s to support public financing for presidential campaigns,...

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  • December 31, 1969 | http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-25/banks-pushing-into-small-loans-compe...

    Banks Pushing into Small Loans Compete with Payday Lending Shops

    Banks facing lower revenue from debit-card and overdraft fees are ramping up marketing of small short-term loans, prompting regulators to question if they carry the same risks to borrowers as other forms of payday lending.

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  • December 31, 1969 | http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/bank-accounts-key-to-helping-needy-famili...

    Bank Accounts Key to Helping Needy Families

    With funding from the United Way of Greater St. Louis, the YWCA began this year a new “small dollar” individual development account, or IDA, to help homeless women start a savings account that can be used to pay down legal, utility or other debts.

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  • December 31, 1969 | http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-new-case-for-529-plans-2012-11-05?link=mw_s...

    The New Case for 529 Plans

    If your financial adviser has never mentioned a 529 college-savings plan to you, that could change. A growing number of advisers are rolling out new pitches for this often-ignored investment vehicle.

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  • December 31, 1969 | http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/19/paul-ryan-social-security_n_1805929.htm...

    Paul Ryan's Social Security Privatization Plan Slammed By Democrats

    Democrats are eagerly renewing their fight against privatizing Social Security now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Paul Ryan as his running mate. It was a fight that didn't go well for the GOP when President George W. Bush pushed the idea in 2005.

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  • December 31, 1969 | http://nbclatino.com/2012/07/19/teaching-your-kids-financial-literacy/

    Teaching Your Kids Financial Literacy

    It never fails to astound me that financial literacy is not a subject that is taught in school. Given that 1.53 million Americans declared bankruptcy in 2010, one would think this would be a top priority for our education system. Granted the economy had a lot to do with this staggering number,...

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  • December 31, 1969 | http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-hearing-focuses-on-boys-and-men-of...

    Oakland hearing focuses on boys and men of color

    The Assembly Select Committee hearing on the Status of Boys and Men of Color in California, held Friday, January 20 in Oakland, is highlighted in this piece.

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  • December 31, 1969 | http://www.skyvalleychronicle.com/FEATURE-NEWS/AMERICA-REACHES-HISTORIC-SHIFT-PO...

    America Reaches Historic Shift Point

    Angela Glover-Blackwell is quoted in this article which includes PolicyLink’s Map of America’s Tomorrow. The reporter continues the conversation on the browning of America. 

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  • December 31, 1969 | http://bikeportland.org/2012/04/17/day-two-at-the-oregon-active-transportation-s...

    Day Two at the Oregon Active Transportation Summit

    The day started out with an opening keynote from Anita Hairston, a transportation policy expert with PolicyLink, a research organization that advocates for economic and social equity.

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  • December 31, 1969 | http://bikeportland.org/2012/04/17/day-two-at-the-oregon-active-transportation-s...

    Day Two at the Oregon Active Transportation Summit

    The day started out with an opening keynote from Anita Hairston, a transportation policy expert withPolicyLink, a research organization that advocates for economic and social equity.

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