Turn Your Tax Refund into More with myRA

As explained in a press release from the US Treasury, Form 8888 allows tax filers to save part of their refund in a myRA retirement account, as well as enter the SaveYourRefund promotion for a chance to win a cash prize.

Here Is a Lottery-Type Savings Account You May Want to Try

An article in Latin Post describes how Prize-Linked Savings is a new kind of savings account.

HCUA kicks off Mo. session with parity, prize-linked savings bills

CUNA News Now reports on the introdcution of prize-linked savings legislation in Missouri.

Credit unions offer prizes for people who save money

Fox 9 television reports on the launch of WINcentive Savings in Minnesota, a prize-linked savings account.

Hong Kong children can now learn about financial literacy before it’s too late

The South China Morning post reports that there are a variety of games that can help teach financial literacy to young people, including D2D's Celebrity Calamity.

Are you getting a tax refund?

MIchigan State University Extension reports on how SaveYourRefund allows tax filers to save a portion of the tax refund for a chance to win a cash prize.

Consumer Leader: New Rules For Banks Would Help Lower-Income Americans Save More

Financial Advisor comments on how D2D's gamification approach may help low- and middle-income households, as well as youth, boost savings.

Stepping up “saving ed”

This article in Banking Exchange describes how new innovations such as Gamification, Financial Entertainment, and Prize-Linked Savings are helping to teach and encourage savings.

For many, the prize is a savings account

Prize-Linked Savings programs turn some savers into winners, according to Times Union.

ABNB Federal Credit Union members win

A press release from CU Insight shows members of ABNB Federal Credit Union in Virginia are excited about participating in Save to Win.

Consumers still struggling to save money

Two-thirds of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings account. An article in Consumer Affairs explains that SaveYourRefund is a great way to jump start savings.

Savings on Prepaid Cards: An Opportunity for Both Consumers and Industry

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston published this article in Communities & Banking about new tools that are emerging to help consumers access affordable financial services and save for emergencies

There’s Gambling Going On at This Bank, and It’s Perfectly Legal

Bloomberg reports that Blue Ridge Bank in Virginia is the first bank in the US to offer Prize-Linked Savings products.

Big Savings!

Behavioral economics shows that the excitement around Prize-Linked Savings helps motivate a saving habit, according to a blog post from Artemis Strategy Group.

Small Bank’s Behavioral Experiment Spurs Saving with a Lottery

Blue Ridge Bank begins offering Prize-Linked Savings product, Jackpot Savings, after legislation legalizing it went into effect this summer, as reported by American Banker.

USAA Launches New App to Help Millennials Save

American Banker announces new USAA app aimed at helping millennials save money through gamification, and quotes D2D Executive Director Tim Flacke.

Will Prizes Get More Low-Income People To Save?

Forbes article covering a Bipartisan Policy Center event where D2D Executive Director Tim Flacke spoke on Prize-Linked Savings.

The Anti-Poverty Experiment

Wall Street Journal article on the modern, data-driven methods being tested to help alleviate poverty.

Appeal of Savings Bonds Wanes in Ultralow Interest Environment

NYT columnist Ann Carrns talks about the reduced appeal of savings bonds due to low interest rates.

Why you should never, ever play the lottery

Despite it's popularity, the lottery can be harmful to low-income people; but can we apply those concepts to saving? An article from the Washington Post explores the possibility.