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Aspen IFS Hosts “Raising a Nation of Savers” Conversation

September 19, 2012  • Institute Contributor

On September 19, 2012, Lisa Mensah, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS) moderated a discussion entitled “Raising a Nation of Savers: Kindergarten to College, and Lifelong Savings” at the Aspen Institute’s Washington D.C. headquarters.  She was joined by José Cisneros, Treasurer of the City and County of San Francisco; David Soo, Senior Advisor for Financial Literacy at the U.S. Department of Education; and Philip English, Co-Chairman and Senior Government relations advisor at Arent Fox LLP and former congressman from Pennsylvania.  The discussion focused on San Francisco’s Kindergarten to College program, the first city-wide child savings account program.  Dialogue focused on the potential of child savings accounts, ideas for lifelong savings habits, and strengthening financial security for Americans.  

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