CFED’s Resource Directory is not only home to all of CFED’s publications, but also an extensive library of the latest tools, research and resources on asset building and expanding economic opportunity developed by the field. You can view the resources several different ways; publications published by CFED, resources sorted by topics/issue areas or perform a customized search of the complete library. The Directory is a work in progress so visit regularly for updates and new resources. If you would like to submit a resource to this directory, please email email@example.com.
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.
By almost any measure, CFED's work in 2013 to create pathways to opportunity resonated as never before: from the mainstream media to the halls of the Capitol to the offices of advocates and practitioners working on the ground, asset building finally began garnering the attention it deserves as a multifaceted solution to the complex problem of wealth inequality in America. Thanks to you and our many supporters, 2013 will be remembered as the year when we collectively made headway in advancing the belief that the ZIP code into which were born ought not determine your chances at getting ahead.You will see in the online digital version of the Annual Report multiple opportunities to tweet your thoughts.
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.