FCAB speaker: Understand poor families, then create financial innovations

FCAB speaker: Understand poor families, then create financial innovations
​People in the field of social work are crucial to broadening how to think about the poor and their financial decision making, Camille Busette, PhD, said in the keynote speech at the 2015 Convening on Financial Capability & Asset Building: Advancing Education, Research, and Practice in Social Work.

Professor Putnam sounds alarm for ‘our kids’

Professor Putnam sounds alarm for ‘our kids’
Robert Putnam grew up in Port Clinton, Ohio. Back then, in the 1950s, children from both sides of the tracks in his working-class town went to school together, played sports together, knew each other and watched out for each other.

Journal: Start children early for financial success

Journal: Start children early for financial success
The Great Recession exposed the financial fragility of millions of American families. Now researchers and policymakers are striving to improve the next generation’s grasp of personal finance and its access to safe financial products.

Robert Putnam lectures about ‘Our Kids’ on April 15

Robert Putnam lectures about ‘Our Kids’ on April 15
Robert D. Putnam is famous for his best-selling book “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community,” which warned that Americans were withdrawing from each other and from civic life.

Sherraden marks Singapore’s 50th Anniversary with lecture on social innovation

Sherraden marks Singapore’s 50th Anniversary with lecture on social innovation
Singapore’s innovative response to its rough and vulnerable beginning has shaped the first 50 years of the island country, Michael Sherraden said Wednesday, speaking to a crowd gathered at the National University of Singapore for his public lecture marking Singapore’s 50th Anniversary as an independent nation.

Homeowners fared better than renters in Great Recession

Homeowners fared better than renters in Great Recession
While many Americans took a big financial hit during the Great Recession, homeowners were less likely than renters to lose very large proportions of their wealth, finds a new study from the Center for Social Development in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

FCAB takes stage at WUSTL-Wells Fargo celebration

FCAB takes stage at WUSTL-Wells Fargo celebration
The Financial Capability & Asset Building initiative was highlighted Tuesday during a celebration showcasing four Washington University in St. Louis initiatives funded by a $5.3 million gift from Wells Fargo Advisors.

Two new St. Louis laws confront housing segregation

Two new St. Louis laws confront housing segregation
Two new laws in St. Louis will expand housing options for Section 8 renters in the city. Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia sponsored the measures, which were influenced by recent research at Washington University in St. Louis.​