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April 2, 2019
Research Manager Sheida Elmi is quoted in this Forbes article on why American workers aren't happy despite low unemployment rates.
March 22, 2019
Ida Rademacher is quoted in Anna Irrera's Reuters article on the state of America's banking system and how financial access is emerging as a prominent theme in the 2020 presidential election.
March 10, 2019
The Aspen Retirement Security Initiative's report, "Portable Non-Employer Retirement Benefits: An Approach to Expanding Coverage for a 21st Century Workforce," is featured in this Motley Fool article.
March 5, 2019
Elizabeth Bauer's Forbes article covers the four key principles that should underlie the development of non-employer portable retirement plans that we highlight in our report, "Portable Non-Employer Retirement Benefits: An Approach to Expanding Coverage for a 21st Century Workforce."
March 4, 2019
The Aspen Retirement Security Initiative's report, "Portable Non-Employer Retirement Benefits: An Approach to Expanding Coverage for a 21st Century Workforce," is featured in Elizabeth Bauer's Forbes article.
February 15, 2019
Senior Fellow Rachel Schneider is featured in this Bloomberg article on how American families cope in a world of uncertainty and organize their financial lives.
February 12, 2019
This article highlights FSP's report on portable non-employer retirement benefits and retirement plan options for millions of workers who lack access to traditional employer-based plans.
Program Manager Katherine Lucas McKay is quoted in this article, where she comments that the act of paying off old loans can hurt your credit score.
Senior Fellow Anne Stuhldreher wrote a piece on voting rights restoration for parolees for the Sacramento Bee.
November 9, 2018
Executive Director Ida Rademacher was featured in this article about the Atlantic's New Old Age conference, where she joined a conversation on how Americans nearing retirement prepare for a longer life and what tools are at their disposal to be healthy and happy as they age
October 30, 2018
Associate Director David Mitchell is quoted in this Bankrate article on the creation of a sidecar rainy-day savings account and how this would allow employers help workers save for emergencies similar to the way they’re helping them save for retirement.
October 26, 2018
Program Manager Katherine Lucas McKay is quoted in Ann Carrns's New York Times article on consumers with less-than-stellar or borderline credit scores may soon have a new option to help them qualify for loans and credit cards.
October 17, 2018
This article features the half-day conference, “FinTech Financial Inclusion – and the Potential to Transform Financial Services” co-hosted by AspenFSP and the Boston Fed. The conference brought together experts in the populations that need financial services and the FinTech tools that can help them.
October 1, 2018
FSP associate director for policy and market solutions, David Mitchell, is quoted in this article on sidecar savings plans by Richard Eisenberg.
September 21, 2018
Nonprofit Leaders in Financial Technology's (nLIFT) work in increasing financial inclusion through technology-driven platforms is the subject of this Boston Business Journal article by Timothy Flacke & Ida Rademacher,
Aspen FSP's work with public and private innovation to advance the solutions for lack of adequate retirement savings and the Aspen Leadership Forum on Retirement Savings is the subject of this Business Insider piece.
Associate Director David Mitchell is featured in this Baltimore Business Journal article on the Greater Baltimore Committee's annual economic outlook conference.
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Ida Rademacher is featured in Mark Miller's Reuters piece on on the importance of shoring up household resilience to financial shocks.
Rachel Schneider, Senior Fellow of Aspen FSP, is quoted in this article discussing the future of flexible paydays.
This article on Jotaka Eaddy, the VP of Policy, Strategic Engagement, and Impact at LendUp highlights her pride in her partnership with Joanna Smith-Ramani and EPIC's Finance Forward.
Aspen FSP's work with "sidecar" accounts and Ida Rademacher's statement on "Strengthening Financial Security Through Short-Term Savings Accounts Act of 2018” is featured in this Next Avenue article on the recently introduced set of bills in the Senate and the House.
FSP's Executive Director Ida Rademacher is quoted in regards to the bipartisan legislature, "Strengthening Financial Security Through Short-Term Savings Accounts Act of 2018” in this 401K Specialist article.
Our Associate Director David Mitchell was quoted in this Forbes article titled, "Should Poor People Save For Retirement?" FSP's "Driving Retirement Innovation: Can Sidecar Accounts Meet Consumers’ Short- and Long-Term Financial Needs?" brief was also referenced.
Planadviser's article on the bipartisan Senate legislation to boost retirement savings quotes FSP's Executive Director Ida Rademacher and Associate Director David Mitchell.
Our Reconnecting Work and Wealth Initiative is a focus in Karen Kahn's article, which features the report from the 2017 Economic Security Summit and surrounding events.
FSP's Executive Director Ida Rademacher is featured in Forbes' article titled, "Household Prosperity Is Our Key Indicator Of Economic Growth Stimuli" by Peter Georgescu.
FSP's Managing Director Joanna Smith-Ramani is featured in the "Sidecar Account" section of this article from the National Association of Plan Advisors.
Aspen FSP and Aspen EOP's event, "The Future of Work and Wealth: Lessons Learned & Moving Forward" is the subject of this Next Avenue article on wealth accumulation for workers.
FSP's Executive Director Ida Rademacher is featured in Bloomberg BusinesWeek's article titled, "This Nonprofit Leader Found a Simple Way to Encourage Immigrant Assimilation."
NEST Insight and Aspen FSP's transatlantic collaboration is the subject of this Pensions & Investments article on retirement plan designs.
Aspen FSP's work on income volatility and sidecar accounts for rainy day savings is featured in this article from Lifehacker.
FSP's Executive Director Ida Rademacher talks to Ric Edelman on The Ric Edelman Show about how to help low-income Americans better save for retirement.
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and finance expert Ric Edelman, along with the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program and other patterns, have announced the launch of a new campaign, “Funding Our Future: A Campaign for America’s Retirement Security.
Reflecting on EPIC's Finance Forward initiative, South Carolina Mayor Steve Benjamin discusses ideas for tackling income volatility at the city level.
LendUp's Sasha Orloff discusses his work with Aspen EPIC and the important role employers can play in helping workers deal with income volatility.
Aspen FSP's event "Bridging the Retirement Divide: Reaching Small Business Owners and Workers" is featured in this Next Avenue article on female small business owners and retirement.
FSP's Ida Rademacher recently joined Anne Lester, Head of Retirement Solutions at J.P. Morgan for a discussion on how we can evolve our retirement system to help participants reach their goals. One way to help families cope is to link a short-term emergency savings, or sidecar account, to a traditional retirement account.
FSP's Ida Rademacher recently joined Anne Lester, Head of Retirement Solutions at J.P. Morgan for a discussion on how we can evolve our retirement system to help participants reach their goals. During the presentation both Lester and Radamacher repeatedly stressed the huge opportunity open multiple employer plans, or “open MEPs,” offer for broadly improving retirement readiness in the U.S. workforce.
With the debate on tax reform in full swing in Congress, tax incentives for savings appear to have avoided the chopping block. Yet, while sparing them doesn’t make it harder for American families to save for retirement, it doesn’t make it any easier either.
FSP's David Mitchell is featured in this New York Times article discussing sidecar savings accounts.
FSP's David Mitchell is featured in this Forbes article discussing why the Treasury Department just killed it and what happens now
Aspen FSP's research on sidecar accounts is featured in this piece on financial fragility from Next Avenue.
FSP's Jeremy Smith is featured in this Reuters column discussing product complexity and consumer inertia as hurdles to saving for retirement.
Aspen FSPs Ray Boshara in the Washington Post on why blacks with college degrees have lost wealth over the past generation and how we can ensure that degrees build wealth for all college graduates.
Associate Director Jeremy Smith is featured in this Marketplace piece on the Senate passing a plan to roll back state-sponsored retirement programs.
FSP is featured in this Benefits PRO article on Joseph Crowley's plan to introduce legislation that would require employers with at least 10 workers to offer a retirement savings plan.
Associate Director Jeremy Smith's column in Governing on ways to make state-run retirement programs for public sector workers stronger.
Executive Director Ida Rademacher's column in The Hill on key learnings for states designing “Secure Choice” programs that require employers to default their workers into a payroll-deduction retirement scheme.
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