Your Money Your Life

 
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Following the money: Tax breaks

Earlier this year, Need to Know presented “A tale of four tax returns” which profiled four New Jersey residents with dramatically different incomes to demonstrate how current tax regulations disproportionately benefit some Americans more than others

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  Head start on savings

Stacey Tisdale travels to Mississippi to examine a program designed to help low-income, mostly African-American children save for college — and teach them about banking and money along the way.

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  Save USA

April 15 is just around the corner, and millions across the country are scrambling to get their taxes paid. But tax season may also offer a unique opportunity for some low-income Americans. “Save USA” is a program created by New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and funded by federal, state and private dollars. The idea? [...]

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  Savings and loans

In this program, we visit employers implementing the program, who agree it has dramatically reduced employee turnover and increased productivity.

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  Need to Know: January 11, 2013: A tale of four tax returns

Four New Jersey residents with dramatically different incomes to demonstrate how current tax regulations disproportionately benefit some Americans more than others.

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  Earning potential

Need to Know travels to Memphis, Tennessee to cover the Family Rewards Program – an initiative that aims to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty by offering cash incentives. The program rewards low-income families with cash payments for good attendance, good grades, steady employment and going to the doctor and dentist. The goal is to [...]

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  Need to Know, December 14, 2012: Memphis family rewards

Need to Know travels to Memphis, Tennessee to cover the Family Rewards Program – an initiative that aims to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty by offering cash incentives.

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  Interview: Rachel Schneider

Interview with Rachel Schneider, VP at the Center for Financial Services Innovation.

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  American Voices: Mae Watson Grote

This week’s essay features Mae Watson Grote, whose organization services the working poor.