From July 7th to July 10th, 2013, the Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS) held its second Financial Security Summit at the Aspen Institute’s campus in Aspen, Colorado. The Financial Security Summit was an invitation-only gathering of top business leaders, experts, advocates, and media. Building off the success of last year’s Summit, this year’s Summit advanced the dialogue on the public and private solutions that create more savings and wealth in American households, strengthen middle-class opportunity, and improve the economic future of the country.
As the country continues to recover from the aftereffects of the Great Recession, and as policymakers contemplate a tax code overhaul, Aspen IFS brought together renowned thoughtful leaders to wrestle with the contours of a new financial security vision that may be within political reach. At a time when the American economy is at a crossroads, Summit participants tackled the salient issues that affect the balance sheets of both American households and the country.