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Report Describes the Racial Wealth Gap — and How to Start Closing It

A report from the Aspen Institute examines how debt affects households of color. Read how it fuels America’s racial wealth gap.

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For Black and low-income families in the South, debt related to court and motor vehicle fees and fines often prove to be particularly burdensome. Efforts are underway to raise awareness and find solutions.

Financial literacy is key to helping young people build assets, manage debt and achieve their goals. Learn the skills, knowledge and tools needed to manage money effectively.

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.