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Financial Stability 

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Economic skills, financial literacy, the ability to grow assets—all of these are important to the well-being of individuals and their families. They help people avoid unmanageable debt, create plans to reduce existing debt and learn how to use credit responsibly.

 

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tactics for giving to improve financial stability
  • Support nonprofit organizations offering financial counseling and debt reduction programs to youth and low-income adults
  • Support organizations offering matched savings accounts for low-income families
  • Support organizations that help low-income individuals move toward first-time home ownership
  • Fund public education campaigns that raise awareness of predatory lending, credit unions and financial options
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Promoting Self-sufficiency to Make a Permanent, Positive Change
Hopelink serves homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities. With a wide range of services focused on promoting self-sufficiency, Hopelink can help with rent, emergency financial assistance, access to benefits, tax preparation and more. These services are aimed at helping individuals regain financial stability and make a permanent, positive change in their lives.
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Jump$tart Washington
Jump$tart Washington is a nonprofit coalition created to promote the need for financial education in Washington state.
Mission Investing and Lessons Learned
The Seattle Foundation's Vice President of Community Programs, Michael Brown, discusses lessons learned from mission investing.
Washington Asset Building Coalition
Washington Asset Building Coalition (WABC) came together in October, 2006 to expand asset building across the state.
The Demographics of the Jobs Recovery
This Pew Research Center report analyzes changes in employment throughout the economic recovery, examining trends in job growth by race, ethnicity, nativity and gender.
Assets & Opportunity Scorecard
The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.
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