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My Journey: From Credit Card Debt to Credit Do

My Journey: From Credit Card Debt to Credit Do

Chris Avila Hübschmann overcame debt to found Credit Do, an organization that educates students about money and saving.

By: Chris Avila Hübschmann
02/12/2015

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An Argument for Early Intervention

An Argument for Early Intervention

Why universal pre-K and universal children's savings programs both create critical foundations for a child’s success.

By: Michael Chasnow
02/10/2015

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Inequality Dominates Political Debates in 2015

Inequality Dominates Political Debates in 2015

2015 is shaping up to be a big year for economic inequality. Carl Rist, Executive Director of the 1:1 Fund, surveys the field.

By: Carl Rist
02/06/2015

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Saver Spotlight: The Paredes Family

Saver Spotlight: The Paredes Family

Imelda and Elias Paredes have big dreams for their children. Kindergarten to College is helping to make those dreams a reality.

By: Claire Sorrenson
02/02/2015

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Economic Progress Excludes Financially Vulnerable, Says Report

Economic Progress Excludes Financially Vulnerable, Says Report

The newly released Scorecard reveals that families are struggling to keep pace with the U.S. economy.

By: Claire Sorrenson
01/29/2015

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College Savings and President Obama's State of the Union Address

College Savings and President Obama's State of the Union Address

Carl Rist and Jeremie Greer explain what President Obama's latest proposal means for college savings.

By: Carl Rist and Jeremie Greer
01/28/2015

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Calling All Savings Advocates: Free Webinar This Thursday

Calling All Savings Advocates: Free Webinar This Thursday

CFED will release its 2015 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard on January 29. Sign up for the free webinar.

By: Claire Sorrenson
01/27/2015

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"Tonight, We Turn the Page"

"Tonight, We Turn the Page"

Our Storify shows how savings advocates responded to President Obama's State of the Union address.

By: Claire Sorrenson
01/21/2015

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Justin Tuck Talks Children's Savings in Oprah Magazine

Justin Tuck Talks Children's Savings in Oprah Magazine

Football superstar--and 1:1 Fund supporter--Justin Tuck on why saving for college is so crucial.

By: Claire Sorrenson
01/20/2015

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Can Free Community College Help Students Build Assets?

Can Free Community College Help Students Build Assets?

What does President Obama's recent proposal mean for low-income students? Katherine Lucas McKay explains.

By: Katherine Lucas McKay
01/20/2015

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How Children’s Savings Accounts Can Help Close the Wealth Gap

How Children’s Savings Accounts Can Help Close the Wealth Gap

A recent Washington Post op-ed says CSAs can help address the wealth gap. Michael Chasnow weighs in.

By: Michael Chasnow
01/16/2015

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2014: A Big Year for Children's Savings

2014: A Big Year for Children's Savings

2014 was a big year for the 1:1 Fund and the children's savings movement. Here's why.

By: Claire Sorrenson
01/15/2015

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How Can We Support Youth Saving in the Developing World?

How Can We Support Youth Saving in the Developing World?

Scarlett Aldebot-Green argues that financial regulations should support, not hinder, youth savings in the developing world.

By: Scarlett Aldebot-Green
01/13/2015

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How To Make Your Giving Tuesday a Huge Success

How To Make Your Giving Tuesday a Huge Success

The 1:1 Fund's Giving Tuesday campaign was a huge success. Here are our hard-won tips.

By: Michael Chasnow
01/13/2015

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College Savings Just a Checkbox Away for Rhode Island Parents

College Savings Just a Checkbox Away for Rhode Island Parents

Children born in Rhode Island after December 2014 now qualify for Children’s Savings Account with $100 deposit.

By: Carl Rist and Leigh Tivol
12/19/2014

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Our Biggest Success Story—All Thanks to You!

Our Biggest Success Story—All Thanks to You!

Find out how we made this year our biggest yet, thanks to supporters like you.

By: Claire Sorrenson
12/18/2014

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Gavin Newsom, Justin Tuck Support 1:1 Fund

Gavin Newsom, Justin Tuck Support 1:1 Fund

An all-star cast of children's savings supporters celebrated the work of Kindergarten to College and the 1:1 Fund.

By: Claire Sorrenson
12/12/2014

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We Did it!

We Did it!

Our partners shot past their collective #GivingTuesday goal of $27,000. Find out what they raised and how that money will help children saving for college!

By: Claire Sorrenson
12/03/2014

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Reasons to Give

Reasons to Give

Here are the top 10 reasons to why you should help kids saving for college this #GivingTuesday


12/02/2014

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