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Do You Have Emergency Savings to Get You Through a Crisis? | National Journal

  • By
  • Justin King,
  • New America Foundation
July 24, 2014 |
Half of Americans have no retirement assets, and those who do often neglect their rainy-day fund in favor of longer-term goals.

Will Millions of Americans Finally Be REDEEMed? | The Hill

  • By
  • Aleta Sprague,
  • New America Foundation
July 18, 2014 |
It’s time we connected the dots. Today, 1 in every 28 kids has a parent behind bars ­– and the average black household owns a nickel for each white household’s dollar. With over 2.2 million people locked up, the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world; at the same time, our levels of wealth inequality have reached unprecedented levels.

Youth Financial Inclusion: Reframing the Work for a Wider Audience | The YouthSave Consortium

  • By
  • Scarlett Aldebot-Green,
  • New America Foundation
July 17, 2014 |
Two events in the past month have begun to shape a new understanding of how best to communicate YouthSave’s findings and lessons to a larger field of global youth development practitioners.

America's Young Refugees | Foreign Policy

  • By
  • Scarlett Aldebot-Green,
  • New America Foundation
July 8, 2014 |
Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors trekking north from Central America is a humanitarian crisis -- and the United States should treat it like one.

Bringing College Savings Within Reach?

  • By
  • Justin King,
  • New America Foundation
June 16, 2014 |

Obama's MyRA Proposal Needs Flexibility

  • By
  • Reid Cramer,
  • New America Foundation
June 3, 2014 |

The Piketty Problem: Why Taxing the Rich Won't Solve Inequality

  • By
  • Rachel Black,
  • New America Foundation
May 9, 2014 |

Can Philanthropy Work for CSAs? | The YouthSave Consortium

  • By
  • Scarlett Aldebot-Green,
  • New America Foundation
Time and time again proponents and practitioners noted the long-term investment that CSAs required and the limitations encountered by projects funded exclusively or primarily through philanthropy.
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