Commonwealth News

Commonwealth Launches in DC

Nearly a year of reflection and planning culminated on September 26th, as we officially launched our new brand, Commonwealth. While our mission hasn’t changed, our new name and identity will help us more effectively pursue our mission to s…

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Commonwealth at the Assets Learning Conference

Join Commonwealth at the Assets Learning Conference (ALC) in Washington, D.C., September 27-30. Visit our exhibit table any day during the conference, and see our team speaking at any of the below breakout sessions: September 28 Human Insights…

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Center For Economic Progress, Commonwealth, and America Saves Celebrate SaveYourRefund Winners

CHICAGO, IL – The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) hosted Commonwealth and America Saves for an event that celebrated the winners of the 2016 SaveYourRefund Promotion. Grand Prize Photo Contest winner Ebony Brown-Parks of Elgin, IL …

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Tim Flacke Speaks at Senate Committee on Aging

Last week, Commonwealth Executive Director Tim Flacke was in Washington, D.C. to speak at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing, titled "Closing the Gap: Innovations to Promote Americans' Financial Security." Tim was part of a group of…

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Aging Committee Hearing: The latest ideas to raise retirement readiness

Planadviser reports on a recent Senate Committee on Aging hearing, where Commonwealth Executive Director Tim Flacke discussed various solutions to help with financial security.

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SaveYourRefund 2016 Winner Ebony Brown-Parks

Commonwealth is proud to announce the SaveYourRefund 2016 grand prize winner, Ebony Brown-Parks. Ebony and her family have regularly dealt with managing and overcoming financial volatility. Over the last ten years, Ebony’s income and…

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The Case for Savings Innovation on Prepaid Cards

A recent guest post on Payments Journal written by Commonwealth Innovation Strategist Mariele McGlazer proposes innovative solutions to make savings products on prepaid cards more exciting and engaging.

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SavingsQuest Wins “Best Prepaid Innovation”

Commonwealth, then known as D2D Fund, was honored to receive the Gold Medal for Best Prepaid Innovation at the 2016 PYMNTS Innovator Awards on March 17th for SavingsQuest, a gamified website and mobile app that encourages saving. …

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SAVINGS Act Introduced in Senate

We’re thrilled to share that Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Susan Collins (R-ME), Chairman of the Aging Committee, have introduced the SAVINGS Act in the Senate…

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