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Woman Dedicates Her Life to Building Assets for People with Disabilities National
Megan O'Neil got into a car accident that changed her life - and others' lives.…
 
Mother Struck by Meningitis and Used IDA to Bounce Back Unknown
For 20 years, training and racing horses is how Pat Smith supported her family; but when she was diagnosed with spinal meningitis, that was no longer possible.…
 
Family Dug Out of Debt, Saved to Buy Home with IDA Washington, DC
Lisa Long and her husband, Antonio, own their home, are building their 401(k) accounts at work and have a savings account for emergencies. Even their children have savings accounts.…
 
IDA Created Opportunity for Woman at "an economic dead end" California
Sunny Suppa had a dream.…
 
Used SETI to Receive Larger Tax Refund and Expand Business Delaware
Most people dread filing their taxes, but not Desarae Mace-Runyon.…
 
Thelma Small: Financial Education at Any Age Florida
EDITOR'S NOTE: Thank you to the Real$ense Prosperity Campaign of the United Way of Northeast Florida for submitting this inspiring tax time story.…
 
Jennifer Vuich: On the Road to Financial Security Florida
EDITOR'S NOTE: Thank you to the Real$ense Prosperity Campaign of the United Way of Northeast Florida for submitting this inspiring tax time story.…
 
A Real$ense Volunteer's Journey to Financial Education Florida
Katherine Marin has a Real$ense success story to which almost anyone can relate. Her journey with Real$ense has not only given her a new life, she is now working as a volunteer helping others find hope that they can have a better financial…
 
Mother Finds Hope in Financial Education Course Kentucky
Eboniae was fulfilling many roles in her life. As both a mother and a father figure to her children, she nurtured, prepared and helped her daughters to mature. She worked many jobs and worked to present herself in a professional fashion so…
 
Victoria, Bank On Participant Virginia
“I would like to thank you and the Mayor for his Action Challenge for 500 Families Financially Fit for the Future through the Bank On Program in Virginia Beach. I have accepted the challenge to begin the journey toward greater financial…
 
Student uses IDA, Financial Education to Fund College Dreams New Mexico
When Jorge Dominguez enrolled in the Individual Development Account (IDA) program, he knew that he would be doing some traveling. After all, Jorge was spending the summer working at his family’s restaurant in Silverton, Colorado. But, in…
 
Mother Uses Career Planning, Financial Education to Climb Out of Debt Maine
Editor’s Note: Amy Scholl’s Story was originally published here. Minor edits have been made for context.…
 
FDA Program Helps Cancer Fighting Woman Save Her Business Maine
Editor’s Note: Stacy Ayotte's Story was originally published here. Minor edits have been made for context.…
 
IDA Program Empowers Mom to Pursue College Dreams New Hampshire
Editor’s Note: April Levin's story was originally published by the …
 
Woman Changes Life with Financial Education, IDA Program New Hampshire

 
I am a Taxpayer: Stephanie's Story Minnesota
Stephanie has been a passionate customer of Prepare + Prosper (P+P) (formerly AccountAbility Minnesota) for three years. She first learned about the organization through United Way 2-1-1.…
 
Entrepreneurial Farmer Grew Her Savings in an IDA. Now She’s Planning to Work Toward Social Change. Vermont
Garland Mason joined the BROC IDA Savings Program in May of 2013 to save and plan for her own farm business. She and her partner were raising livestock and had invested in essential infrastructure such as fencing and equipment to run the farm…
 
IDA Saver Moves from Public Housing into a Home of Her Own Vermont
Sheila Nichols joined the IDA Savings Program with BROC in January 2013 to save for a home. She was attending Castleton State College full-time to receive a nursing degree, and she and her daughter were living in public housing. Sheila…
 
Budding Entrepreneur Takes Herbal Tea & Apothecary Business to the Next Level with IDA Savings Vermont
Lani Courtney joined the BROC IDA Savings Program in January 2014 to save for the business she had just started in November. Called “Taking Root,” her business sells medicinal herbal teas, tinctures and syrups at the Rutland Winter Farmer’s…
 
IDA Saver and Immigrant Achieves Academic Success—and Gives Back to Her Community New Mexico
Monica S. Duarte Peña is originally from Chihuahua City, Mexico, and first came to the United States when she was six years old. Like most immigrants, Monica and her family encountered many challenges, such as learning a new language and…
 

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