Refund to Savings: Creating Contingency Savings at Tax Time

Grinstein-Weiss, M., Comer, K., Russell, B. D., Key, C., Perantie, D., & Ariely, D. (2015). Refund to Savings: Creating contingency savings at tax time. In J. M. Collins (Ed.), A fragile balance: Emergency savings and liquid resources for low-income consumers (pp. 87–106). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Refund to Savings 2013: Comprehensive Report on a Large-Scale Tax-Time Saving Program

Grinstein-Weiss, M., Perantie, D. C., Russell, B. D., Comer, K., Taylor, S. H., Luo, L., Key, C., & Ariely, D. (2015). Refund to Savings 2013: Comprehensive report on a large-scale tax-time saving program (CSD Research Report No. 15-06). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Refund to Savings (R2S): Insight From the Field, 2012

Holub, K., Grinstein-Weiss, M., Key, C., & Ariely, D. (2013). Refund to Savings (R2S): Insight from the field, 2012 (CSD Research Report No. 13-11). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

With the right mortgage, homeownership builds wealth

The Great Recession, characterized by devastating mortgage defaults, has challenged the traditional belief that homeownership is a good investment. This is particularly true for those with low and moderate incomes.