September 21, 2012
 
All the kids are back in school, and Students for Proven Impact (SPI) is poised for a big year around the world, with chapters already running at full speed at Yale University, St. Stephen’s College in Delhi, and the University of Ghana. New SPI chapters will also start up this year at Baylor University, Bryant University, Haverford College, and Pomona College.
 
September 21, 2012
 
September 14, 2012
 
Rebecca Rouse, of our U.S. Household Finance Initiative (USHFI) was interviewed for local news in Duluth, M.N, about USHFI's work with local partner Lutheran Financial Services.
 
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August 07, 2012
 
For those who don’t have time to trek to banks, or the minimum account balance to always keep in reserve (essentially on long term loan to the bank) or the requisite paperwork, check cashers are the go to place for financial services.
 
July 03, 2012

This blog series highlights the US Household Finance Initiative's Innovation Fund grantees.The fund supports the development of scalable, market-tested products that help American households make better financial decisions, escape cycles of debt, build assets, and achieve financial resiliency. 

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May 18, 2012
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha encourages Indians to give but to make sure their giving counts. He uses IPA research to point out why it's all about how you ask and goes on to explain why causes like deworming are among the most effective charities to spend your giving budget. An excerpt:
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April 23, 2012

This blog series highlights the US Household Finance Initiative's Innovation Fund grantees. The fund supports the development of scalable, market-tested products that help households make better financial decisions, escape cycles of debt, build assets and achieve financial resiliency.

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April 17, 2012

On Friday, Brooke Berman and I represented IPA’s U.S. Household Finance Initiative (USHFI) at the New York Stock Exchange’s closing bell ceremony. The event followed a panel on “Ensuring Consumers' Financial Success through Innovation and Technology” as part of Financial Literacy Week (April 9-13).

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March 16, 2012

This blog series highlights the US Household Finance Initiative's Innovation Fund grantees. The fund supports the development of scalable, market-tested products that help households make better financial decisions, escape cycles of debt, build assets and achieve financial resiliency. 

Media Coverage
February 16, 2012
IPA's US Household Finance Initiative is working to test a path to savings that allows customers to save on impulse.  An excerpt: “People have intensions to save” but “get derailed by the lack of a clear, easy path to start saving,” said Innovations for Poverty Action's (IPA) Jonathan Zinman, a Dartmouth College economist who worked with Coleman to create the product. The non-profit IPA granted $15,000 this month to set up RiteCheck's program.
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February 08, 2012
The Credit Union Journal (login required) noted that IPA's U.S. Household Finance Initiative (USHFI) has funded three credit unions in its grants for 2012. Read about USHFI and the grantees here.
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December 06, 2011
Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal interviewed IPA Founder and President Dean Karlan on why people give. Read an excerpt below, or watch and/or read the full interview here. Ryssdal: So this is, perhaps, the most basic question of all when we're talking about philanthropy and charity, but why? Why do we give?
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December 05, 2011
IPA Research Affiliate John List was quoted in an article in Nonprofit Quarterly examining donor behavior. Excerpt:
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December 04, 2011
John List, an IPA Research Affiliate, has been cited in a Boston Globe article exploring the psychological dynamics involved in people donating. Excerpt:
September 23, 2011

The US Household Finance Initiative (USHFI) is conducting a webinar to help potential applicants respond to its Request for Proposals for the Financial Products Innovation Fund.  Funding is available under this solicitation for alpha- and beta-testing of new financial products and product features that apply insights from behavioral economics.  USHFI invites proposals from any and all segments of retail and wholesale financial provision.  Although prospective applicants are not required to attend this webinar, all are encouraged to participate.

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