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I Just Opened My Son's College Savings Account. What Policymakers Should Learn from My Experience.

January 13, 2014
Publication Image As any new parent knows, accomplishing small things can be hard. High off of the victory of showering one day when my son was around five weeks old, I was eager to cross our apartment's threshold and be in the world, so I decided that we would pick up my husband from work. About a mile into our four mile trek, I committed the hubris of believing that the lack of commotion from the back of the car meant that the little guy had consented to our outing. But then it started. The blood curdling cries that only newborns and birds are capable of.

Save Our (College) Children, California

  • By
  • Rachel Black,
  • New America Foundation
January 9, 2014 |

Assets Podcast: In Poverty, No Privacy?

December 16, 2013
Most Americans consider the right to privacy a right of citizenship, but for families within the public benefits system, ceding extensive personal and financial information and submitting to unannounced home visits, fingerprinting or drug testing are the cost of receiving assistance. In this podcast, Brigid Schulte, with the Breadwinners and Caregivers Program, Aleta Sprague, with the Asset Building Program, Michele Gilman, with the University of Baltimore, and Virginia Eubanks, with SUNY Albany, sit down with Rachel Black, with the Asset Building Program, to consider what it means to have di

Are College Savings Just for Rich Folks?

  • By
  • Rachel Black,
  • New America Foundation
December 10, 2013 |

Costs of Caregiving takes a Bite out of the Sandwich Generation

December 6, 2013
Publication Image Being a caregiver isn't just a gesture of the heart, it's a commitment of the wallet. And, as more adults are finding themselves in the position of caring for both young children and their own elderly parents, this "sandwich generation" is expending substantial personal resources to compensate for inadequate public support.

Getting more for our financial aid bucks: New blog series on college savings

November 4, 2013
Publication Image Two weeks ago, the College Board issued new reports on student aid and college pricing. The findings? Tuition is rising, and financial aid isn't keeping up. According to their numbers, 60 percent of college students will graduate with debt, with the average graduate carrying over $26,000 worth.

The Retirement Savings Fiasco

  • By
  • Rachel Black,
  • New America Foundation
November 4, 2013 |

Removing Barriers, Building Savings

September 24, 2013

On September 19th, Rachel Black presented "Removing Barriers, Building Savings" to 2013 OFA Regions I, II, and III TANF Technical Assistance Meeting: Developing an Exit Strategy for Leaving TANF on the Pathway to Family Stability.

You can find a copy of the presentaiton here.

Changing Federal Policy to Help Families Save

September 24, 2013

On September 20th, Rachel Black presented "Removing Barriers, Building Savings: Changing Federal Policy to Help Families Save" to the Inter-religious Working Group on Domestic Human Needs.

You can find a copy of the presentation here.

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