The Inclusive Economy
In Case You Missed It – July 6 Edition
By Sean Luechtefeld on 07/06/2011 @ 04:45 PM
Due to our Independence Day hiatus, this week’s ‘In Case You Missed It’ is coming to you on Wednesday. So, here’s the recap of the top stories from around the Assets & Opportunity blogosphere from the past week and a half.
CFED Innovative Idea Engineer Denise Gabel and her colleague, Matt Davis, just released a Filene Research Institute Innovation Brief, exploring the credit score access landscape and the ways in which consumers benefit from knowing their credit scores. Especially poignant, they note, as credit scores can be the gateway to financial stability but access to them is often as predatory as the agencies reporting on them.
Right Up Our Alley
A great deal of debate around Children’s Savings Accounts centers around whether or not children have the capacity to save. After all, if they don’t make money, how can they save it? A recent blog post from New America Foundation’s Asset Building Program hashes out the debate, exploring the options from which children might make money to save it.
Not Exactly In Our Sweet Spot, But Interesting Nonetheless
When was the last time you put a $20 in a parking machine, only to be given change in $1 coins? Or when you bought an $8.80 book of stamps from a machine, only to receive 13 coins – 11 silver dollars and two dimes? Well, NPR’s Planet Money blog reports that the government has spent $300 million in the past three years on this wildly-unpopular coin.
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