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4/30/2019
Small dollar loans offer more affordable options
Payday loans offer a quick way to get money but come at a high cost. NeighborWorks organizations offer better alternatives through their small dollar loan programs.
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4/15/2019
AHC helps residents build credit with rent reporting
NeighborWorks America's network organization AHC Inc. uses rent reporting to help residents build credit or repair poor credit history using on-time rent reporting, while also helping to instill healthy financial behaviors that can have lasting impact.
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4/3/2019
Financial coaches help people succeed in tax season
Many people want to manage their money better so they can fulfill their dreams such as buying a home, saving for a child’s education or becoming debt-free. With tax season upon us, working with a professional financial coach in addition to a tax preparer to plan ahead and get organized can make the process run smoothly and can mean the difference between falling into a “financial trap” or working smartly and reaching one’s financial goals.
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3/1/2019
Building good savings habits
Research shows that consumers have big swings in paycheck amounts from month to month, even if they don't change jobs. Our expert offers tips to help consumers in your community learn how to save.
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11/16/2018
Pilot demonstrates rental properties’ potential for building financial capability
Many renters can benefit from financial coaching and counseling to help them achieve their goals, and a NeighborWorks America pilot program shows such services can effectively be delivered at multifamily housing developments. 
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12/4/2017
What does it take to establish the savings habit?
Everyone knows it’s important to save for a “rainy day.” Emergencies happen: appliances break, cars sputter to a stop, jobs are lost. But many people find it difficult to start the savings habit when so many other desires and demands compete for scarce funds. How can nonprofits help? This blog post reports on the progress and lessons learned of a matched-savings partnership between NeighbborWorks America and EARN.
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8/18/2017
Community experts brainstorm financial inclusion
At the Philadelphia NeighborWorks Training Institute, both local and national experts came together to discuss and debate how to create and sustain more financial inclusion, allowing low-income households, new Americans and others often left behind to benefit from improvements in the economy. Read this blog post for some highlights of their take-aways.
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3/21/2017
Partnership tackles America’s savings crisis
The presence or absence of emergency savings can determine whether a household slides into disaster following a lay-off or other financial crisis. Yet too many people have no such protection. A new partnership is designed to help asset-poor families develop an emergency cushion.
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1/3/2016
Excerpts from What It’s Worth: Food for Thought (Part 1)
Too busy to read all of the new book on stengthening America's financial capability, "What It's Worth"? Read this guide to its most provocative suggestions.