Press Releases

Statement: California’s Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program Promotes Financial Empowerment for Nearly 7 Million Workers

With the stroke of a pen, the governor has opened the door to financial empowerment for nearly 7 million workers.

Statement: Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Proposal Would Make Saving Harder for Low-Income Americans

The Speaker calls for a massive rollback of consumer protection as a strategy for promoting saving.

Pioneering Study Finds Poor Youth Can Save for Their Future

YouthSave has shown helping youth build savings can significantly increase their financial capability.

New Financial Security Credit Legislation Could Help More Americans Save

The Asset Building Program at New America applauds the “Financial Security Credit Act of 2015,” introduced today in the House of Representat

New America’s Asset Building Program Commends Proposed Child Savings Account Legislation

Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-M.N.) introduced legislation to create universal, progressive child savings accounts.

Nationwide Launch of myRA is a Promising Solution to the Retirement Savings Gap

myRA could create a simple, affordable, safe, and flexible savings option for millions of Americans.

New Report Examines Promising New Approach to Boosting Educational Achievement and Economic Mobility

A collection of reports exploring the potential of college savings and Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs) to promote greater opportunity.

New America Report Explores the Failure of Federal Policy to Promote Flexible Savings

A report connecting failures in federal policy to the widespread lack of flexible savings and high levels of financial insecurity in America

The Case for Building a Social Policy Centered on Families

A report calling for new frameworks to help American families navigate today’s challenges.

YouthSave Report Offers New Insights into How and Why Young People in Developing Countries Save Money

A groundbreaking project examining the attitudes and practices of young people in developing economies toward saving money.

Asset Building Program Calls for “Schumer Box”, Increased Regulation of Paid Tax Preparers

A new report calls for the adoption of a “Schumer box” to help bring transparency to commercial tax preparation.

New America Experts Applaud Illinois General Assembly on Passage of Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act

Legislation will create the nation's first state-based, auto enrollment retirement plan for workers who are not offered a plan by employer.