One Crisis Away: Helping Low-Income Workers Save for Emergencies

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Thank you for joining Prosperity Now and Prudential Financial on Capitol Hill to discuss the lack of emergency savings for working families around the country and how policymakers, researchers and advocates can push for policy solutions to help fill this void. This event highlighted promising federal proposals to help low-income workers and their families save. In addition, Prudential discussed an innovative emergency savings feature they have been piloting, which would help employers to further support their employees in saving. 

Speakers included:

Congressman Jimmy Gomez (D-CA-34)

Shai Akabas, Director of Economic Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center

Gary Cunningham, President and CEO, Prosperity Now

Harry Dalessio, Head of Institutional Retirement Plan Services, Prudential Retirement

David John, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP

David Newville, Vice President of Policy and Research, Prosperity Now

Joanna Smith-Ramani, Managing Director, Aspen Institute Financial Security Program

 

Event Documents:

Emergency Savings Policy Brief

Analyzing the Landscape of Savings Solutions for Low-income Families

Saving for Now & Saving for Later

Promise Accounts 

Conrad: Big problems require bipartisan solutions

Prudential: Increasing Financial Security with Workplace Emergency Savings

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One Crisis Away: Helping Low-Income Workers Save for Emergencies

Thank you for joining Prosperity Now and Prudential Financial on Capitol Hill to discuss the lack of emergency savings for working families around the country and how policymakers, researchers and advocates can push for policy solutions to help fill this void. This event highlighted promising federal proposals to help low-income workers and their families save. In addition, Prudential discussed an innovative emergency savings feature they have been piloting, which would help employers to further support their employees in saving.