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December 04, 2016

Savings Account Ownership During the Great Recession

Owning a basic savings account is a fundamental way for families to begin accumulating savings. These accounts can be a pathway to other more sophisticated savings and investment products that contribute to asset accumulation, wealth building and economic mobility. We analyzed how a household’s economic circumstances, demographic characteristics and certain financial behaviors influence basic savings account ownership using the 2007–09 panel of the Survey of Consumer Finances. The poster below summarizes our findings.

November 18, 2016

In-School Savings Accounts Enhance Effective Financial Education: Learnings from OpportunityTexas

OpportunityTexas, a joint initiative of the Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) and RAISE Texas, has played a leading role in developing research and programming around youth and college savings in the state.

November 17, 2016

Promoting the economic resilience and mobility of underserved communities.

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