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A young Black mother helps load her two small children—one of whom carries a soccer ball—into their car.

New Data Show That the Child Tax Credit Fueled a Substantial Reduction in Child Poverty

Data show that the expanded child tax credit helped cut the child poverty rate by half in 2021, with large drops for Black and Latino children.

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Building Savings and Strong Credit

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youth and credit

A step-by-step process for adults working with young people in foster care to implement the credit check requirement authorized through federal legislation in 2011.

Building Credit for Life

A good credit rating will save the average borrower $250,000 in interest over a lifetime. Find tips for building a good score and for avoiding money traps.

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Save your Refund

The federal tax refund is the largest sum of cash many households receive all year. Working parents have a unique opportunity to set aside savings with their refunds.