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FinCapDev Proposals Due on April 7th

April 7, 2014 is the deadline to submit a proposal for FinCapDev, a mobile app development competition to help improve financial access and capability for all Americans.  Finalists chosen from the pool of proposals will each receive $7,500 in start-up cash, access to 

D2D's Gamification Team Recently Published A New Paper

The Gamification Team at D2D just released a new report:

PLS Legislation Passes in Indiana!

D2D is thrilled to announce that Indiana has become the next state to pass prize-linked savings (PLS) legislation.

Timothy Flacke Discusses SaveYourRefund on MSNBC

Doorways to Dreams Executive Director Tim Flacke was recently invited to speak on MSNBC about D2D’s tax-time savings promotion SaveYourRefund. During his interview with Craig Melvin, Flacke explains how SaveYourRefund especially helps low-to-moderate income individuals build financial security at tax time by changing their initial attitudes towards saving money.

Prize-Linked Savings and SaveYourRefund Promotion Featured on NPR

Correspondent for NPR’s All Things Considered, Pam Fessler, recently discussed how D2D’s tax-time prize-linked savings-based promotion, SaveYourRefund, has inspired low-to-moderate income individuals to build their savings.Encouraging people to grow their

Save to Win 2013 Grand Prize Winners Announced!

Save to Win™ has awarded $115,000 in grand prizes to ten lucky individuals this year: six in Michigan, three in Nebraska, and one in North Carolina!

D2D’s SaveYourRefund is Highlighted in MassLive

Robert Rizzuto of The Republican recently featured D2D’s tax-time savings program, SaveYourRefund, in an article on MassLive. Timothy Flacke, D2D’s Executive Director, discussed the impact SaveYourRefund has on its participants.

Now Hiring: Innovation Intern (DC)

Now Hiring: Innovation Intern (DC)

President Obama's State of the Union myRA proposal Builds On D2D's Savings Bond Work

D2D applauds President Obama for announcing a retirement savings product for all Americans, the myRA.  D2D has long recognized the unique power of the US Treasury Department to offer all Americans universally accessible, safe, high value savings tools to build financial security.

Kate McKee Joins D2D Board

We are delighted to announce that veteran financial innovator, policymaker, investor and researcher Kate McKee has joined the D2D Board of Directors, effective immediately.

D2D's Prep for Change Team Publishes New Paper

D2D’s Prep for Change Team has just released a report, The Impact of Prep for Change on Financially Vulnerable Students.

Prize-Linked Savings Featured in The New York Times, CNN, and The Deseret News

The New York Times, CNN Money, and The Deseret News recently featured articles on D2D’s work on prize-linked savings (PLS).  As Americans work to implement resolutions to save more, D2D is excited that the national media attention can share a fun and exciting way to reach those goals.

D2D Co-hosts Panel on Innovative Solutions to Increase Financial Security

On January 14, D2D co-hosted a panel with The Pew Charitable Trusts in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC. 

Now Hiring: Innovation Strategist & Innovation Manager

Now Hiring: Innovation Strategist & Innovation Manager

Prize-Linked Savings Highlighted Nationally

Prize-linked savings recently took center stage as Save to Win™ was featured on both PBS NewsHour and Fox News. The PBS NewsHour segment, titled, “A Lottery Where You Can’t Lose,” aired on Saturday, November 23.

Prize-Linked Savings Featured on PBS NewsHour

D2D’s work with prize-linked savings accounts was featured on PBS NewsHour on Saturday, November 23.

Wall Street Journal Features D2D’s Financial Entertainment Innovation

How do you avoid credit card debt, identify good investments, and figure out a plan for retirement? Play Financial Entertainment videogames, of course!

The American Savings Promotion Act Introduced

D2D is excited that Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA) have introduced “The American Savings Promotion Act.” This bill would allow for greater uptake of prize-linked savings (PLS) by removing the federal regulatory barriers that prohibit banks from offering PLS accounts. Currently, under Federal law, only credit unions can offer PLS accounts.

D2D Highlighted by Goodwin Procter

D2D is delighted to be featured in Goodwin Procter’s 2013 Good Cause: Pro Bono Highlights Report. Their partnerships with us to provide exceptional legal advice has been critical in advancing our work with prize linked savings and other areas.