MyRA is a free, safe, simple and easily accessible savings option that is branded as retirement savings account, but in reality could help millions of Americans build needed emergency and retirement savings.
Monday December 07, 2015
01:30 PM – 03:00 PM
[u'740 15th Street NW, Suite 900', u'Washington, DC 20005']
In a new policy paper released by the Asset Building Program, Aleta Sprague builds on a survey of state policies and practices to outline a comprehensive set of recommendations for leveraging the public assistance system to integrate more low-income families into the financial mainstream. Join New America for a discussion about how to build better banking options for low-income families and ensure that all Americans have safe, secure access to their money.More about the event
Yesterday, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-M.N.) introduced legislation to create universal, progressive child savings accounts—an idea long championed by New America’s Asset Building Program.
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Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Treasury Department’s announcement today of the nationwide launch of myRA could create a simple, affordable, safe, and flexible savings option for millions of Americans.
The myRA, or “my Retirement Account,” is a savings vehicle intended to serve as a “starter retirement account” for ...
Asset Building Fellow William Elliott III was featured on an NPR podcast about Maine's automatic college savings program.
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