April 2013 Archives

Wealth Inequality and Political Inequality

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The New York Times
By: Bruce Bartlett
April 30, 2013

American Banker
By: Cece Stewart and Bob Annibale
April 29, 2013

The Hill
By: Vicki Needham
April 28, 2013

Wealth Gap Among Races Widened Since Recession

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The New York Times
By: Annie Lowrey
April 28, 2013

No Rich Child Left Behind

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The New York Times
By: Sean F. Reardon
April 27, 2013

The Los Angeles Times
By: Alejandro Lazo
April 26, 2013

Entering Homeownership with Eyes Wide Open

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The Chicago Tribune
By: Mary Ellen Podmolik
April 28, 2013

American Banker
By: Victoria Finkle
April 26, 2013

Prebuilt Loan Predicament

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The Wall Street Journal
By: Alan Zibel
April 23, 2013

Banks Urged to Put Limits on Payday-Style Loans

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The New York Times
By: Jessica Silver-Greenberg
April 25, 2013

How the Trailed Park Could Save Us All

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Pacific Standard
By: Lisa Margonelli
April 22, 2013

The Courier Journal
By: Jere Downs
April 25, 2013

The New York Times
By: Peter Eavis
April 25, 2013

Bridges
By: William Elliott
Winter 2012-2013 Edition

Forbes
By: Robert Lenzner
April 19, 2013

Vegas INC
By: Eli Segall
April 22, 2013

The Los Angeles Times
By: Alejandro Lazo
April 23, 2013

The Baltimore Sun
By: Bob Ehrlich
April 21, 2013

Our Feelings About Inequality: It's Complicated

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The New York Times
By: Ilyana Kuziemko and Steganie Stantcheva
April 21, 2013

The Wall Street Journal
By: Michael S. Derby
April 18, 2013

Aging in Place: A New Frontier in Housing

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The Miami Herald
By: Henry Cisneros
April 22, 2013

Mortgage Relief Checks Go Out, Only to Bounce

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The New York Times
By: Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Ben Protess
April 17, 2013

Los Angeles Times
By: Alejandro Lazo
April 17, 2013

More Millennials get house before getting hitched

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USA Today
By: Haya El Nasser
April 17, 2013

American Banker
By: Victoria Finkle
April 16, 2013

Why This Is the Worst Recovery on Record

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The Huffington Post
By: Robert Reich
April 15, 2013

Ramsey files bill to expand manufactured housing

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The Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC)
By: Clarke Morrison
April 12, 2013

Prepaid Debit Cards More Popular, Despite Fees

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The New York Times
By: Ann Carrns
April 15, 2013

Quietly, Indians Reshape Cities and Reservations

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The New York Times
By: Timothy Williams
April 13, 2013

America's Miserly Minimum Wage Needs an Upgrade

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The Wall Street Journal
By: Ralph Nader
April 15, 2013

Taking Some Risk Out of Payday Loans

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The Los Angeles Times
By: The Times Editorial Board
April 15, 2013

Medical Care, Aided by the Crowd

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The New York Times
By: Nicole LaPorte
April 13, 2013

PBS
By: Jerry Muller
April 11, 2013

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By: Len Boselovic
April 14, 2013

Millions in New 'Micro' Loans

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San Francisco Chronicle
April 11, 2013

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
By; Sheryl Harris
April 12, 2013

Growing Older, Falling Behind

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Chicago Tribune
By: Meagan Pant
April 12, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio
By: Rupa Shenoy
April 10, 2013

The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA)
By: Chris Burrell
April 6, 2013

Investment in Education Pays the Best Dividend

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The Houston Chronicle (CFED)
By: Daron D. Peschel
April 8, 2013

The Washington Post
By: Danielle Douglas
April 11, 2013

From Poverty to a Top-Tier College

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The New York Times
By: The Editorial Board
April 11, 2013

A Budget Focus on Inequality

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The New York Times
By: Annie Lowrey
April 11, 2013

Banks Urged to Make Manufactured Housing Loans

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American Banker
By: Kate Berry
April 9, 2013

Panel Calls for Overhauling Student Grants

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The Wall Street Journal
By: Josh Mitchell
April 8, 2013

It's time to ban predatory pay day loans for good

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The Hill's Congress Blog
By: Liz Ryan Murray
April 9, 2013

The Irony of "Financial Literacy Month"

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The Huffington Post
By: Dan Solin
April 9, 2013

Vanishing Workforce Weighs On Growth

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The Washington Post
By: Jim Tankersley
April 6, 2013

Bloomberg
By: Caroline Baum
April 8, 2013

Bloomberg Businessweek
By: Roben Farzad
April 8, 2013

The Truth about 5 Financial Myths

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By: Nedra Rhone
April 9, 2013

The Huffington Post
By: Jennifer Bendery
April 8, 2013

Shifting Our Saving Into Automatic

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The New York Times
By: Richard H. Thaler
April 7, 2013

Bloomberg
By: Jeff Kearns and Joshua Zumbrun
April 4, 2013

The Plain Dealer
By: Karen Farkas
April 4, 2013

The St. Louis American
By: Charlene Crowell
April 4, 2013

Gen X and Gen Y Falling Behind Parents' Wealth

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The Boston Globe
By: Meagan Pant
April 5, 2013

American Banker
By: Rob Blackwell
April 5, 2013

The Huffington Post
By: Neale Godfrey
April 3, 2013

WHEDA Announces New Home Buyer Program

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The Madison Times
By: Staff
April 3, 2013

The Coloradoan
By: Trevor Hughes
April 3, 2013

Why It's Still Hard to Get a Mortgage

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The Wall Street Journal
By: Nick Timiraos
April 1, 2013

Tax Increases Alone Won't Solve Inequality

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Bloomberg
By: Evan Soltas
April 2, 2013

The Indy Star
By: Dan Carpenter
March 1, 2013

WITF/Radio Pennsylvania
By: Craig Layne
April 3, 2013

The Washington Post
By: Zachary A. Goldfarb
April 2, 2013

The New York Times
By: Annie Lowrey
March 26, 2013

The Wall Street Journal
By:  Shayndi Raice and Nick Timiraos
April 2, 2013

Keep Homeowners' Tax Deductions

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USA Today
By:  Rick Judson
April 3, 2013

There is a reason why the mortgage interest deduction has stood the test of time. It reflects a core value of America's citizens.

The Stanford Social Innovation Review
By:  Jack McCarthy
Spring 2013

In 2008, Brandee McHale, the chief operating officer of Citi Foundation, was having second thoughts. McHaIe, who is responsible for developing the overall strategy, grant making, and operations of the foundation- which supports financial programs for low-income families- had begun to question the effectiveness of some of the organization's approaches. She and others at the Citi Foundation and in the nonprofit sector generally, were coming to the conclusion that classroom-based educational programs went only so far in helping families make positive financial changes. The recession was also exacerbating low-income families' difficulties. New methods were needed to help people improve their household balance sheets.

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
By:  Jere Downs
March 31, 2013

For every dollar Caitlin S. Willenbrink deposits in the bank toward college, a little-known program will match it with $3 in federal and local cash.

Chicago Daily Herald
April 1, 2013

In the midst of a four-year economic depression, at a time when foreclosures, high school dropouts and layoffs have become a societal norm, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago stands at the intersection of hope and our region's most under-resourced communities.

American Banker
By:  Brian Browdie
April 2, 2013

For a good deal on a bank account, move to Cincinnati.

The Ohio city tops a list of the 10 best cities for consumer banking in the U.S. as compiled by Nerdwallet, a financial literacy website.

Home buyers get another chance

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USA Today
By:  Julie Schmit
April 1, 2013


Four years ago, Dave Peterson was in the worst financial crisis of his life. He was in foreclosure, had declared bankruptcy and was struggling to find a place to rent in Las Vegas because of his terrible credit.

Providence Journal
By:  Karen Lee Ziner
March 29, 2013

The national recession's lingering effects have taken "an enormous toll" on Rhode Island families, but the state can do much to help its work force and its residents move ahead, according to speakers at the Economic Progress Institute's sixth annual Policy & Budget Conference on Thursday.

Dayton Daily News
By:  Meagan Pant
April 1, 2013

For young people today, the American dream of working hard, saving money and becoming richer than their parents may be out of reach, according to a new study.

The Louisiana Weekly
By:  Freddie Allen
March 31, 2013

The Great Recession has had its greatest impact on African Americans, who saw their net wealth decrease at a rate more than four times faster than whites, according to a recent report by United for a Fair Economy, a Boston-based research group that advocates for economic equality, Black families are losing ground.

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