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What It’s Worth: A New Resource for Promoting Financial Well-Being

By Kate Griffin on 02/04/2016 @ 10:00 AM

Tags: Events, Financial Capability, News

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On the heels of a successful book launch in December, we’re already beginning to see the power of What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation. The book—a project of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and CFED, with funding generously provided by Citi Foundation—offers a 360-degree view of the financial problems and challenges facing millions of American households. With input from dozens of experts representing fields ranging from community development to public health to education, What It’s Worth highlights proven approaches to building financial well-being and brings more people into an important conversation about building economic opportunity. To maximize the power of the book, we’re working with partners across the country to hold a series of events and plan other ways to engage with the book’s rich set of topics.

The What It’s Worth “road show” kicks off next week in Los Angeles, where experts will examine the systemic causes of financial insecurity and the enormous creativity going into the implementation of proven solutions. If you’re in Southern California on February 10 and would like to attend the event, it’s not too late! Please register by midnight tomorrow, February 5.

Beyond the LA event, we’re taking What It’s Worth to San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, Memphis, Little Rock and more. Sign up to receive invitations to these events as they become available. And, be sure to mark your calendar for the 2016 Assets Learning Conference, September 28-30, which will feature What It’s Worth authors, advisors and a range of other experts who will be discussing the opportunities before us to strengthen the financial security of all Americans.

Beyond these exciting events, there are a number of other ways you can engage. By visiting the What It’s Worth website today, you can read our latest Medium posts, browse resources related to the book’s topics and connect with us on social media. You can watch videos of sessions during the Financial Well-Being Summit and our two-minute introduction to financial health and well-being (a great primer for family members who still don’t understand what you do). More will be coming throughout the year, so be sure to request your free copy of the book and sign up to stay informed.

If you’re interested in featuring What It’s Worth at an upcoming event or would like more information, please send us an email.


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