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Financial Education

Your Money, Your Goals Toolkit

July 13, 2016

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has developed a toolkit to help front line staff as they work with participants on short and long-term financial goals and...

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Consumer Protections

Legislative Roundup: IABG’s Priorities Advance

June 3, 2016

IABG advocates for policies that close the racial wealth gap and expand savings opportunities. Illinois’ regular legislative session ended on May 31, and we saw...

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Consumer Protections

CFPB Releases Proposed Rules on Predatory Lending

June 2, 2016

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released proposed rulesĀ aimed at addressing some of the worst abuses of the payday lending and auto title lending...

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Asset Limit Reform

Consumer Protection Bill Passes the Illinois General Assembly

May 31, 2016

The Wage Assignment & Consumer Protections Bill (SB2804) passed out of the Illinois House unanimously today. Having passed the Senate earlier this month, it now heads to...

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Asset Building Tools

IABG Partners with CFPB on Financial Empowerment Initiative

May 11, 2016

IABG has joined forces with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to promote financial empowerment to low and moderate income residents living across Illinois....

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College Access

Ban the Box in Higher Education Fact Sheet

May 9, 2016

HB4446, sponsored by Rep. Wheeler & Sen. McGuire, would increase educational opportunities for people with criminal records. The bill would “ban the box” in...

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College Access

Bill Banning the Box in Higher Education Advances

April 29, 2016

To celebrate National Reentry Week, we wanted to highlight an important bill that popped up in Springfield. It sits right at the intersection of reentry and financial...

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Retirement Security

Comment Letter: Proposed Safe Harbor Rules for Secure Choice

April 14, 2016

IABG submitted the following comment letter on behalf of our partners to the Deparment of Labor in response to their Proposed Safe Harbor Rule (RIN 1210-AB71) The Illinois...

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Consumer Protections

A Day in the Life of an IABG Advocate

April 8, 2016

Ever wonder what it’s like to work in Springfield? Follow me on a recent day in Springfield as I worked to advance IABG’s legislative priorities! 7:30 AM. With a...

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