Trainings and Event Presentations

Consumer Protections

Demystifying Prepaid Cards

December 20, 2012

Prepaid cards are increasingly being marketed to unbanked and underbanked consumers. However, many of these cards are not regulated by consumer protection laws. This session...

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Credit Building

Credit Building: Building a Road to Financial Security

December 19, 2012

A good credit score allows consumers access to the necessary resources and tools they need to build financially secure futures. Credit is a powerful tool helping individuals...

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Tax Preparation

Opportunities at Tax Time

Tax time is a great opportunity to provide financial coaching and promote savings opportunities. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Programs (VITA) help low-income families...

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Consumer Protections

Local Strategies to Stop Predatory Lending

Predatory lending practices strip wealth from financially vulnerable families and communities. This panel from our 2012 Conference discusses the impact of predatory lending...

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Asset Building Tools

Integrating Asset Building into Existing Services & Programs

Asset building programs are even more effective when combined with and integrated into existing services, programs, and other delivery models. This session from our 2012...

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Consumer Protections

Homeownership: Responding to the Foreclosure Crisis

The housing crisis stripped many families of their wealth, especially those in communities of color. This session from our 2012 Conference presents research findings on...

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Children's Savings Accounts

Investing in the Future: The Impact of Children’s Savings Accounts

Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs) have the potential to significantly increase access to college opportunities for families. The concept of CSAs continues to gain...

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Children's Savings Accounts

Barriers & Solutions to College Access

The barriers preventing access to college are numerous. Presenters from our 2012 Conference discuss the impact of debt on college access and completion, promising practices...

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Retirement Security

Automatic IRAs: Creating Financially Secure Retirements for Illinois Residents

At a time when most Americans are struggling to make ends meet, let alone save for the future, alternative structures are needed for supporting retirement savings. Automatic...

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