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Why Workplace Financial Wellness Programs Are Hot

Commonwealth's Amanda Hahnel spoke at an event about how gamification and video games can help employers contribute towards worker financial wellness, as reported in Forbes.

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Keep Your Eye On Wal-Mart’s Bold, Brilliant Behavioral Program

Forbes notes the potential that Walmart's Prize Savings holds for the future of banking.

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How to Trick People Into Saving Money

A feature article in The Atlantic looks at how Commonwealth, Walmart, and Green Dot use Prize-Linked Savings to trick people into saving money with the Walmart MoneyCard's Prize Savings feature.

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What to do with your tax refund: Here’s the best way to use that check from the IRS

An article from Mic lists options for how to use your tax refund, including entering SaveYourRefund.

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9 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

NerdWallet lists 9 smart ways to spend your refund, including one way to save it: SaveYourRefund.

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Ways to Save (and Not Spend) Your Tax Refund

New York Times talks to Commonwealth about how tax filers can save their refund.

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Walmart program: Stash cash in savings account, win prizes

With the help of Commonwealth, Walmart and Green Dot have launched the first national Prize-Linked Savings program, via USA Today.

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Wal-Mart’s Unconventional Approach To Get People To Save: Prizes

NPR's Plant Money podcast covered Walmart's new product, Prize Savings, that brings Prize-Linked Savings to people across the country through the company's prepaid debit card.

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New savings raffles entice more Minnesotans to save

A Minneapolis Star Tribune article covers the progress and success of WINcentive Savings, Minnesota's Prize-Linked Savings product that launched in January 2016.

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Know your rules of thumb for credit card use

A Washington Post article covers the recent research released by the Urban Institute, which we partnered on, showing the positive effects of rules of thumb on credit card debt.

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A Little Nagging Can Help Reduce Credit Card Debt

An article in the New York Times reports on research by Commonwealth and the Urban Institute that found that rules of thumb can work to change financial behaviors.

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Tech makes saving to retire less of a chore or a bore

USA Today reports on D2D's work and on how with the help of gamification saving for retirement can be fun.

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Prizes may spice up the boring old savings account

With Prize-Linked Savings legislation recently passed in Missouri, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports on a spark of interest among credit unions in the state.

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Area credit union rolls out WINcentive savings accounts

SCTimes covers the excitement of Minnesotans for the introduction of WINcentive, the state's first Prize-Linked Savings program.

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Indiana credit union members save money and win cash

A press release from CU Insight tells of a number of Indiana credit union members who have won prizes as a reward for saving, thanks to Save to Win.

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Lucky Savers program helps New Yorkers save $6.5M

More than 4,000 members at 38 New York credit unions have saved an average of nearly $1,625 through Lucky Savers since it launched last October, according to a press release from CU Insight.

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Could gambling be the secret to saving when rates are so low?

A blog post on The Conversation says that the popularity of Prize-Linked Savings shows that it may be the key to boosting savings rates.

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Save Money, Win a Prize!

The Millionaire Corner blog reports that federal and state legislation allowing banks and credit unions across the country to begin offering Prize-Linked Savings programs could be beneficial.

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One Surprising Way to Get People to Save More

The Wall Street Journal reports on a recent study of a savings program in South Africa that further shows the success of Prize-Linked Savings.

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The Future of Saving

In a post on the CFED "Inclusive Economy" blog,  Commonwealth Senior Innovation Strategist Melissa Goldberg discusses the introduction of the SAVINGS Act, which wwill bring U.S Savings Bonds into the 21st century.

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