A new study shows more than half of the $400 billion spent by the United States in FY2009 on wealth-building strategies benefited the nation’s wealthiest 5%.

September 22, 2010

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Upside Down

The $400 Billion Federal Asset-Building Budget

While the federal government poured millions of dollars into helping with asset building in 2009, this report shows how using the tax code for subsidies just helped the rich get richer. 

February 3, 2010

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Borrowing to Stay Healthy

How Credit Card Debt Is Related to Medical Expenses

With a focus on medical debt and the insurance industry, this is second in a series of Demos publications examining trends in household indebtedness and its impact on economic security.  

January 11, 2007

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Financial Coaching

A New Approach to Asset Building

Financial coaching is an emerging approach to help low-income families build financial assets. This report highlights a financial coaching approach and possible outcomes.

January 1, 2007

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Banking in a Global Market -- Executive Summary

Financial Institution Guide for Offering International Remittance Services

This executive summary accompanies a full report that provides users with a step-by-step approach to establishing a remittance program that is beneficial to both consumers and the financial institutions serving them. The report describes several effective remittance programs, drawing on the experiences of financial institutions throughout the U.S.

January 1, 2007

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Social Networks Make a Difference

Family Economic Success

This report — the fourth installment in a five-part series devoted to exploring the power of social networks — opens with an examination of the role that social connections play in supporting vulnerable households and family economic success. To research this issue, Casey experts turned to networking efforts already underway in their seminal 10-site community change initiative, Making Connections. Their findings, as outlined in this publication, identify three areas where social networking strategies hold great promise in aiding America’s distressed families. These are: asset building, jobs and the Earned Income Tax Credit. 

January 1, 2006

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