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Personal Financial Management Tools Flunk | Next Avenue

October 12, 2012

The brainchild of Pamela Chan and Eric Tyler — policy analysts for the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank — MOOLAH would let users create budgets and recommend related social services and financial products. I’m hoping the $5,000 prize will help Chan and Tyler get MOOLAH on the market.

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Comments Regarding Workplace Financial Capability to the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability

October 4, 2012
On October 4, 2012, the Asset Building Program submitted comments to the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability (PACFC) providing insights on motivations and challenges employers face when implementing financial capability programming in the workplace and recommendations for the draft framework presented by the PACFC.

Treasury’s MyMoneyAppUp Challenge and the MOOLAH App Idea

October 2, 2012
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Last week, my colleague, Eric Tyler, and I participated in the MyMoneyAppUp Challenge hosted by the US Treasury, D2D, and CFSI. The Challenge encouraged ordinary citizens to come up with an idea for an app that would improve the financial capability of Americans.

MyMoneyAppUp Challenge: MOOLAH App Concept

September 28, 2012

On Friday, September 28, 2012, Pamela Chan and Eric Tyler presented an app design to support lower-income families in managing their personal finances and connecting with financially stabilizing public benefits, community resources, and financial services called MOOLAH (Make Opportunities Open by Leveraging Asset Here). The presentation was part of the MyMoneyAppUp Challenge, a competition hosted by the US Treasury in conjunction with

Idea for Mobile App to Assist Low-Income Families Wins Award

September 27, 2012

Washington, D.C. — An idea for a mobile application that would help low-income families with their finances — formulated by two New America analysts — received an award today from the U.S. Department of Treasury as a part of its MyMoneyAppUp Challenge, which solicited the best ideas and designs for mobile applications to help Americans with their finances.

Discussant Comments on Implications of Field Experiments on Designing Savings Products & Programs for Lower-Income Consumers

September 27, 2012

On September 27, 2012, Pamela Chan spoke as a discussant on the Savings Panel at the 2nd Annual FDIC Consumer Research Symposium. Her comments are available here, or for download under the related files section to the right.

Designing Attractive Accounts for Lower-Income Consumers

September 20, 2012

On September 20, 2012, Pamela Chan moderated the "Designing Attractive Accounts for Lower-Income Consumers" panel at the CFED Assets Learning Conference.  The panel presented new research from the FDIC, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and explored how a variety of promising tools – including safe, low-cost accounts, mobile banking services and targeted financial education – can be employed to better integrate low-income consumers into the formal banking sector.  Pamela's presentation discussion the implications of the presented research on practic

FDIC 2011 Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households Highlight Opportunities for Bank Savings Accounts

September 13, 2012
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Yesterday, the FDIC released a new report detailing the results of the 2011 Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households (“Households” Survey). The first survey was done back in 2009. The FDIC is required by legislative mandate to survey banks’ efforts to serve the unbanked and will continue doing the Households survey every two years. Key findings from the report, as summarized by the FDIC, are:

  • 8.2 percent of U.S.

The New America Foundation Partners with the National Consumer Law Center to Comment on the CFPB’s Proposed Rule for Supervising Certain Nonbanks

July 25, 2012

On July 24, 2012, the New America Foundation and the National Consumer Law Center jointly submitted a comment to the CFPB in response to their request for feedback on procedural guidelines proposed by the CFPB to govern the process by which the agency will assume supervisory authority over nonbanks it has reason to believe pose a risk to consumers.

The New America Foundation Submits Comment to the CFPB on Prepaid Cards

July 25, 2012

On July 23, 2012, the New America Foundation submitted a comment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in response to a request for feedback on General Purpose Reloadable (GPR) cards.

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