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Most indicators suggest that the American economy is recovering well from the Great Recession. Yet, so many Americans see little or no evidence of economic recovery in their own lives. The 2015 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard helps explain this phenomenon, illustrating that many Americans are struggling on measures relating to their ability to save and get ahead.
Savings, investments, and wealth are crucial components of economic opportunity. Taken together the four papers in this Right-Side Up series propose a sweeping federal policy agenda to boost savings, investments, and wealth—or “assets”—for millions of Americans. In particular, this series focuses on four types of assets: savings, higher education, retirement accounts, and homeownership.
This guide is designed to explore the possibilities for workforce development agencies to integrate asset-building strategies into their already-robust programming to maximize the overall effectiveness of their programs.