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New York Times: Americans Are Delaying Major Life Events Because of Money Worries
June 26, 2015

Jennifer Tescher weighs in on strategies and products that can help Americans build financial stability.
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This is What it's Like to Pay Your Bills Without a Bank Account
June 18, 2015

In this personal anecdote, one EMERGE Forum 2015 attendee relates her FinX session experience learning what it was like to live as a consumer without a bank account. From cashing checks to using pre-paid cards, participants got an up-close-and-personal look at the challenges, hardships and difficuluties associated with tasks as simple as paying bills or buying groceries.  
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American Banker: Summer Reading List for Bankers 2015
June 17, 2015

Jennifer Tescher and others let you in on what they're reading this summer.
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Forbes: A Third Of Americans Have Irregular Income Streams. Can Silicon Valley Help?
June 16, 2015

Explore the challenges associated with income irregularity and some of the innovators working to solve those problems, including winners of our first FinLab challenge.
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Meet the 9 Winners of the Lab’s $3M Competition
June 16, 2015

Learn more about the 9 innovative companies that comprise the inaugural class of the Financial Solutions Lab. 
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