Keep Your Eye on the Prize… (Linked Savings)

By Kathryn Hazelett Practically everyone knows that we should be saving, and yet we still don’t do it. Or at least we don’t save enough. Add our general lack of savings to the fact that most families will experience a financial shock[i]within a year, and it’s easy to...
Selfies for Retirement?

Selfies for Retirement?

Innovative thinking on saving today…for tomorrow. When it comes to retirement, the first question that usually pops up is, “How much should I save?” Many financial advisors suggest a retirement savings equal to 70% of present income spread over a period of 20 years....
Rural Economic Mobility and Wealth Building

Rural Economic Mobility and Wealth Building

Despite the general economic recovery in the United States, income inequality and wealth inequality are expanding.  Perhaps more critically, it is becoming more and more difficult for families with lower wealth or income to achieve upward economic mobility.  These two...