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Identifying Future Leaders in Rural Areas is a Challenge

January 10, 2013

“One-Stoplight Town Seeks Just One Mayor” is the title of an article published last month in the New York Times. The quote that would send chills down the spine of anyone who cares for their small rural community is, “Nobody wants to be the mayor.” Identifying future leaders in rural areas is a very … Continued

Investors benefit from financial planners and coaches: Can the poor do the same?

August 21, 2012

This post is part of a series that highlights approaches described in a School of Government web guide on asset-building tactics for individuals and communities on the economic margin. What if a concept that works for investors and their financial planners could be used to build the personal financi … Continued

Protect Community Wealth by Increasing Financial Literacy of Adults

March 22, 2012

Tyler Mulligan is a School of Government faculty member. This post is part of a series that highlights approaches described in a School of Government web guide on asset-building tactics for individuals and communities on the economic margin. When a household falls victim to a predatory financial pro … Continued

Youth Financial Education as an Asset-Building Tactic

February 23, 2012

Tyler Mulligan is a School of Government faculty member. This post is part of a series that highlights approaches described in a School of Government web guide on asset-building tactics for individuals and communities on the economic margin. As explained in an earlier post, financial education can p … Continued

Financial Literacy: A Necessary Ingredient for Building the Financial Assets of Low-Income Households

February 21, 2012

Tyler Mulligan is a School of Government faculty member. This post is part of a series that highlights approaches described in a School of Government web guide on asset-building tactics for individuals and communities on the economic margin. A prior post explains the benefits that result when low-in … Continued