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Starting to Save: Innovations for Working America

Join us on July 14, when the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Center for Financial Services Innovation, and Doorways to Dreams bring together Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, and Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA), cosponsor of the American Savings Promotion Act enacted in 2014, and a panel of experts, including D2D Executive Director Tim Flacke, to discuss a vari

FINRA Foundation and D2D Fund Launch Interactive Strategy Game to Fight Investment Fraud

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) in collaboration with Doorways to Dreams (D2D) Fund today launched an exciting new educational tool in the form of an interactive game that helps investors spot the psychological persuasion tactics used by con artists.

Oregon passes Prize Linked Savings Legislation

Gov. Kate Brown signed House Bill 2893 into law earlier this week, which will permit financial institutions to conduct “prized-linked savings” programs.

SaveYourRefund $25,000 Grand Prize Winner Presented with Check

Mary Bunch, her kids and Doorway to Dreams (D2D) Fund were the toast of central Florida late last week, along with D2D’s generous national backers and powerful statewide partners.

Making Winners out of Savers

Summary of the research done by Professor Tufano, Dean of Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford on Prize Linked Savings. Highlights the recent success of Doorways to Dreams Fund in passing legislation in the US that allows for the widespread introduction of these types of financial products.

Strike it rich (or not) with a prize-linked savings account

What if you could purchase a lottery ticket without spending any money?

Minnesota passes PLS Legislation

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed into law H.F. 1127/S.F. 1043, which allows credit unions to offer prize-linked savings (PLS) accounts.

D2D is hiring

D2D is hiring for three key positions at the organization: Innovation Strategist, Operations and Marketing Strategist, and 

Why Financial Literacy Courses Often Flunk

NerdWallet asks the question "What’s wrong with the nation’s approach to Fin Lit education and how can it be fixed?

Saving for Retirement Is No Game — Or Is It?

Article on Workforce.com that describes how retirment plan sponsors who are serious about changing worker behavior toward their 401(k) plans might consider injecting a little fun into their retirement programs with the use of gamification techniques.

A Fat tax refund says your strategy is wrong, Washington Post, April 10

Article in the Washington Post focused on D2D's efforts in Save to Win, SaveYourRefund, and Form 8888.  A Fat tax refund says your strategy is wrong.

Saving money is no game — or is it?

A recent article in the Kansas City Star discussed prize-linked savings and the opportunity to bring this initiative to Kansas. It cites the success of D2D, Save to Win, and other innovative savings initiatives.

Seeing a Tax Refund as a Financial Opportunity, New York Times, March 31

Article in the New York times on options for what to do with your tax refund, including saving it.

SAVINGS Act Introduced in Congress

The SAVINGS Act – Save Access to a Valuable Investment Needed to Generate Savings – introduced Thursday by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and 16 other members of Congress, would spare paper bonds from extinction and keep the tax-time savings option available.

Gamifying savings: A game-changing innovation?

D2D launches a pilot test of an innovative tool designed to test gamification as a motivator for savings. The experience is now available—online and via mobile application—for more than 16,000 users of the Banking Up Upside Visa® Prepaid Card at no additional cost.

D2D Explores Prepaid Cards as a Path to Prize-Linked Savings Expansion

D2D continues to playing a leading role in designing, testing, and scaling PLS opportunities in the US., following recent legislative successes that have removed barriers to financial institutions offering prize-linked savings (PLS).

D2D and Staples Pioneer Financial Wellness at Work with Farm Blitz

D2D is excited to present one of the first Innovation Blueprints, part of a new collection of short papers that detail the scale potential of D2D’s groundbreaking savings innovations.

The SaveYourRefund Tax-Time Savings Promotion Has Officially Launched for 2015!

D2D is proud to announce that SaveYourRefund officially launched on January 20th!