VITA Awareness Day 2016 is March 15. Get Involved Today!
Each year, the VITA program puts billions of dollars back in the pockets of low-income taxpayers nationwide.
Below are the ways you can get involved in this year’s VITA Awareness Day, taking place on Tuesday, March 15.
You can find the complete toolkit provided by CFED of VITA Awareness . . . → Read More: VITA Awareness Day 2016 is March 15. Get Involved Today!
This Little Piggy Went to College
Credit Kelsey Dake
WASHINGTON — WHEN her son, Cole, came home from his first day of kindergarten at a public school in San Francisco two years ago, Lauren Sigurdson, a single . . . → Read More: News Clip ICYMI… This Little Piggy Went to College
MetLife Foundation & CFED Announce “Out of the Classroom” Contest
Ten Programs to Receive $10,000 Grant
Could you use a boost to help improve your asset-building program? CFED is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations for the MetLife Foundation’s “Out of the Classroom: Fresh Ideas for Financial Capability” contest. This contest seeks to identify fresh ideas for moving beyond . . . → Read More: MetLife Foundation and CFED Announce “Out of the Classroom” Contest
Featured Financial Literacy Program to Highlight California Financial Literacy Month (April 2013)The CAFLM Blog will feature financial literacy programs in March and April to highlight California Financial Literacy Month, April 2013. To feature your financial literacy program, see the CAFLM Blog post dated February 20, 2013.
Today we are highlighting:
Continued (4 of 4): Bank of the West . . . → Read More: Featured Financial Literacy Program: Bank of the West and CFED Partnership for Spend Some, Save Some
From the 2012 Assets Learning Conference
September 21, 2012
Future Directions for Bank On: What We’ve Learned and Where We’re Headed
Among financial access initiatives, Bank On programs have become the fastest growing strategy to connect unbanked consumers to free or low-cost starter or “second chance” accounts. These programs . . . → Read More: Future Directions for Bank On: What We’ve Learned and Where We’re Headed
CFED Releases Report on Sustainability of Bank On Programs From a Financial Institution Perspective
CFED released new research for the Bank On field that, for the first time, explores the success and sustainability of Bank On programs from the perspective of the financial institution. The report, called Partnerships You Can Bank On: Sustainable Financial Institution Engagement in Bank . . . → Read More: CFED Report: Partnerships You Can Bank On: Sustainable Financial Institution Engagement in Bank On Programs
Financial Education Guide for VITA Programs
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs offer a valuable service that helps working families keep more of their hard earned money, especially if they quality for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). This refundable credit often serves as a large lump sum injection of income for the low- and moderate-income families . . . → Read More: Financial Education Guide for VITA Programs (English/Spanish)
National Release of the 2012 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard: How Financially Secure are Families?
Tuesday, January 31, Noon EST / 11 a.m. CST / 10 a.m. MST / 9 a.m. PST
CFED will release the 2012 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard in a national webinar on January 31 at noon EST (11 a.m. CST / 10 a.m. MST / . . . → Read More: Webinar and Report: How Financially Secure are Families?
Register Today for Innovations in Paying Down Debt: Lessons from Borrow Less Tomorrow (BoLT)
Tuesday, January 17, 1-2 p.m. EST (10:00 am in California)
CFED and NeighborWorks America will discuss the Borrow Less Tomorrow (BoLT) Program, a behavioral approach to helping low- and middle-income individuals and families pay down expensive debt. Using principles of behavioral economics, the BoLT Program . . . → Read More: Webinar: Innovations in Paying Down Debt: Lessons from Borrow Less Tomorrow (BoLT)
A New Direction for the Assets & Opportunity Initiative: Creating a National Network
Since 2002, CFED has helped foster the emergence of state and local asset coalitions and their policy advocacy efforts. Primarily anchored by the Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, CFED has partnered with an expanding group of—primarily state-level—asset policy advocates and coalitions to increase awareness of . . . → Read More: CFED Assets and Opportunity Initiative