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Children's Savings Accounts

2017 Legislative Priorities

March 10, 2017

IABG advocates for policy solutions that close the racial wealth gap, expand savings opportunities, and protect Illinoisans from predatory financial practices. Over the past...

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Children’s Savings Accounts – Legislative Resources

March 6, 2017

All children should have the opportunity to thrive. A Universal Children’s Savings Account (CSA) program provides both the hope and the means to expand educational and...

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2016 CSA Campaign Starts Strong with Parent Leadership

February 8, 2016

Last week, we convened 20 parent leaders with Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI) to kick off the 2016 season of our Universal Children’s Saving Account (CSA)...

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3 Things I Learned About CSAs Last Week

October 13, 2015

Last week, the IABG team was in St. Louis participating in a conference about the 529 program and Children’s Savings Accounts. The conference was hosted by the Center...

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First Stop on the CSA Campaign: East St. Louis

September 30, 2015

Earlier this month, we took the campaign for universal Children’s Savings Accounts in Illinois on the road, and our first stop was East St. Louis. It was the first of...

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Asset Poverty

Family Assets Count: Chicago

June 29, 2015

In Chicago 20% of families live in poverty, but far more (49%) are financially vulnerable. These “liquid asset poor”families do not have enough savings to live above the...

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Policy Recommendations: Universal Children’s Savings Accounts

January 29, 2015

A college degree is an important asset – helping people build wealth across their lifetime. A college graduate has median weekly earnings that are 64 percent higher than...

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Top 4 Takeaways from the Assets and Opportunities Leadership Network Convening

December 11, 2013

On December 3rd and 4th, CFED’s Assets and Opportunities Network (A&O) held its first Leadership Convening of statewide coalitions, advocates, and service providers...

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Getting Ahead Of the Student Loan Crisis

July 9, 2013

On Monday July 1st student loan rates doubled. The average borrower will see an increase of $2,600 in debt servicing costs while those who take out the maximum will have to...

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