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2015 CBA Credit Building Symposium
July 8, 2015

This annual symposium will bring together nonprofit organizations involved in credit building and those whose business practices include credit reporting, credit scoring, and/or extending credit.
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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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Bankrate: 5 ways smartphones have changed the prepaid card game
June 24, 2015

Eva Wolkowitz weighs in on the ways mobile is changing the prepaid market.
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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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