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Children's Savings Accounts

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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Consumer Protections

Financial Reforms Under Attack by the New Administration

February 7, 2017

Since its enactment in 2010, the financial reform policies included in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act have been under constant attack by an...

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Asset Building Tools

Convening Spotlight: State Treasurer’s Savings Programs

November 17, 2016

During our 2016 IABG Partner Convening last October, we had the opportunity to hear from staff at State Treasurer Frerich’s office The Illinois State Treasurer’s...

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Consumer Protections

Consumer Protection Ideas Abound at IABG Convening

November 11, 2016

Last month, the IABG coalition gathered at our #IABG2016 Partner Convening at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Our last session of the day focused on consumer...

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Alternative Small Dollar Loans

Cynthia’s Story: Medical Bills & Title Loan Create a Debt Trap

October 3, 2016

Dangerous and abusive payday lenders, consumer installment lenders, and auto title lenders continue to strip wealth from Illinois communities. According to the Illinois...

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Asset Building Tools

Partner Spotlight: Center for Changing Lives

September 22, 2016

This post is written by Ellen Ray, the Executive Director of the Center for Changing Lives. She will be speaking about their new two generational model at IABG’s...

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Consumer Protections

Wage Assignment & Consumer Protections Bill Signed into Law

September 1, 2016

The Wage Assignment & Consumer Protections Bill (SB2804) was signed into law by Governor Rauner on Friday, after passing both the House and Senate unanimously....

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Consumer Protections

Wage Assignments: Know your Rights

Wage assignments are a way that some lenders, particularly payday lenders, take a portion of a borrower’s wages to collect on a loan in default. As of January 1, 2017,...

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Asset Building Tools

5 Reasons to Attend the IABG Partner Convening

August 5, 2016

On October 20th & 21st, we are hosting our 2016 IABG Partner Convening at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. I am so excited to see so many of our partners from across...

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