The Washington Asset Building Coalition works to promote policies and programs that help moderate and low-income families in Washington state build, maintain and preserve financial assets through investments in education, savings, homeownership and entrepreneurship.
Check out the latest report on Federal Asset-Building Policies:
The New America Foundation has released its Assets Report 2012: An Assessment of the Federal “Asset-Building” Budget, which quantifies how government policies affect asset-building among low- and moderate-income Americans. An infographic converts the analysis in the report into a visual narrative that shows how resources are distributed in a series of issue areas, including savings and investment, retirement savings, educational pursuit, entrepreneurship, and homeownership.
2011 Conference Presentation Files
Presentation files from the 2011 Washington Asset Building Coalition Conference are now available.
As individuals and families struggle with our economic downturn, the importance of financial fitness and savings has become amplified. Asset building is defined as “engaging in long-term saving and investment behavior as a means to increasing financial independence.”