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May 11, 2015

The Financial Solutions Lab announced the 14 finalist organizations in the Lab’s $3 million competition for technology innovators.

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May 5, 2015

At the nexus of a diverse set of financial companies, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) collects cutting-edge information around “what’s trending” in the industry. Here are nine trends identified by CFSI network members as worth watching.

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April 28, 2015

Jennifer Tescher discusses financial health, consumer need, and credit scoring. 

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April 26, 2015

Realities of money handling without a bank account.

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April 21, 2015

The Build Healthy Places Network’s Barbara Ray sat down with Jennifer Tescher in Chicago to talk more about the role of financial health in improving family and community well-being.

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April 21, 2015

The burden of medical costs in America is no secret. And the question of how people – especially the poor – can afford to stay healthy remains wide open.

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April 6, 2015

Data from the U.S. Financial Diaries give us an opportunity to zoom in on household composition and how it plays a role in financial well-being. We know that changes in household structure can make a difference in income and poverty level, and early USFD analyses show that it’s not necessarily in ways we might expect.

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March 26, 2015

CFSI offers tips on creating a successful app for the underserved in a tough competitive landscape

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March 26, 2015

The problem of coming up short before your next paycheck is not always caused by insolvency or poverty. It can also be a challenge of timing and cash flow. But for Americans who lack an extra savings cushion or access to reliable credit, there are few affordable solutions.

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March 17, 2015

A recurring theme in USFD research is that low incomes are often volatile incomes. To cope, some households create predictable income spikes through tax refunds and credits.

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