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Most indicators suggest that the American economy is recovering well from the Great Recession. Yet, so many Americans see little or no evidence of economic recovery in their own lives. The 2015 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard helps explain this phenomenon, illustrating that many Americans are struggling on measures relating to their ability to save and get ahead. The main findings report from the 2015 Scorecard, Excluded from the Financial Mainstream, is available to view or download. The report, and its accompanying resources, explain how the economic recovery is bypassing millions of American households.
Savings, investments, and wealth are crucial components of economic opportunity. Taken together the four papers
in this Right-Side Up series propose a sweeping federal policy agenda to boost savings, investments, and wealth—or
“assets”—for millions of Americans. In particular, this series focuses on four types of assets: savings, higher education,
retirement accounts, and homeownership.
The 2014 Children’s Savings Conference, From Aspirations to Achievement, demonstrated the tremendous energy, momentum and dynamism of the children’s savings field and how far it has come since the last national conference five years ago. Dozens of new programs have sprouted across the country, including major new epicenters of energy in cities, counties and states. The overarching takeaway from the Conference is that practice, policy and research are coalescing to make this an opportune moment for scaling Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs). The time for action and commitment is now.