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Free College and CSAs – The Perfect Pair

Free College and CSAs – The Perfect Pair

Presidential candidates should include CSAs in their plans to tackle college costs.

By: Shira Markoff
07/13/2016

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3 Ways Student Loan Debt Undermines Your Future

3 Ways Student Loan Debt Undermines Your Future

How student loan debt has undermined millennials and given rise to the growing children's savings movement.

By: Paul Day
03/02/2015

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When the Ladder of Opportunity Falls Short

When the Ladder of Opportunity Falls Short

A new report from the Pell Institute reveals how our education system is failing low-income youth. Claire Sorrenson investigates.

By: Claire Sorrenson
02/26/2015

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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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"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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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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Been There, Saved That: Saving do’s and don’ts from someone who’s done it all

Been There, Saved That: Saving do’s and don’ts from someone who’s done it all

Guest blogger Dineo Tsamela learned about debt the hard way when she found herself taking out ever-increasing loans just to "keep up with the Joneses." She shares her hard-earned saving Do's and Don'ts.


10/15/2014

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How NOT to Get Money for College

How NOT to Get Money for College

Guest blogger Seth Bykofsky shares his 6 top-secret tips on how NOT to get money for college.


10/10/2014

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1:1 Fund Featured in the New York Times

1:1 Fund Featured in the New York Times

The 1:1 Fund recently featured in a New York Times op-ed by Andrea Levere, president of the Corporation for Enterprise Development. News coverage like this demonstrates how the movement to match kids' college dreams is growing.


10/09/2014

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My How You’ve Grown: Reflections on 16 Years of the Assets Learning Conference

My How You’ve Grown: Reflections on 16 Years of the Assets Learning Conference

Carl Rist, Executive Director of the 1:1 Fund, has seen the Assets Learning Conference go from a hundred attendees in 1998 to over a thousand participants in 2014. He reflects on what else has changed.

By: Carl Rist
10/06/2014

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All Grown Up: 6 Surprising Insights From the Assets Learning Conference

All Grown Up: 6 Surprising Insights From the Assets Learning Conference

From Twitter hashtag trends to being "SMART" to what's wrong with the phrase "the poor," you might be surprised by what 1:1 Fund staff learned at last week's Assets Learning Conference...

By: Claire Sorrenson
09/24/2014

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CSAs are the Next Big Thing You've Never Heard of

CSAs are the Next Big Thing You've Never Heard of

7 reasons why you should care about Children's Savings Accounts (and why they’re the Next Big Thing in the asset-building world)

By: Claire Sorrenson
09/03/2014

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6 Things You Should Know About the Web of Wealth

6 Things You Should Know About the Web of Wealth

Earlier this year, researchers from Brandeis University’s Institute on Assets and Social Policy released a report entitled "The Web of Wealth: Resiliency and Opportunity or Driver of Inequality?" Carl Rist, Executive Director of the 1:1 Fund, highlights the report's important takeaways.

By: Carl Rist
08/29/2014

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Children’s Advocates in California Call for Kids Accounts at Birth

Children’s Advocates in California Call for Kids Accounts at Birth

A new study from Children Now in California highlights the importance of children savings to help kids grow and thrive.

By: Carl Rist
03/14/2014

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Tackling Education Challenges Using the 2014 CFED Scorecard

Tackling Education Challenges Using the 2014 CFED Scorecard

What are the key policies needed to support a high-quality education system and how do we know if they’re working?? The 2014 CFED Assets & Opportunity Scorecard helps us to answer these questions.

By: Michael Chasnow
03/07/2014

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College Access & Graduation for Low-Income Students a Priority for White House

College Access & Graduation for Low-Income Students a Priority for White House

Yesterday, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama met with over 140 college presidents and dozens of organizations committed to raising the number of low-income students that attend college.

By: Michael Chasnow
01/17/2014

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Children’s Savings Accounts Expand Opportunity

Children’s Savings Accounts Expand Opportunity

Less than $500 in savings can quadruple college enrollment and quintuple college graduation rates for low- and moderate-income students.

By: Ezra Levin
01/15/2014

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Michelle Obama Announces New Initiative to Help Low-Income Kids Go to College

Michelle Obama Announces New Initiative to Help Low-Income Kids Go to College

We’ve got wonderful news for education advocates across the country! Last week, the First Lady announced that she has become a college access champion.

By: Veronica Weis
11/22/2013

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3 Stories From The Movement To Prepare Kids Financially For College

3 Stories From The Movement To Prepare Kids Financially For College

This week was back to school for many kids across the country.

By: Claire Sorrenson
08/23/2013

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