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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!

Wall Street Journal Features D2D's Prize-linked Savings Work

The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed D2D Executive Director Tim Flacke about the momentum building around prize-linked savings (PLS).

D2D Hosts Successful Convening on GPR-Linked Savings

In partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and CFSI, D2D hosted a Savings on Prepaid Convening on1017  December 2.

Michigan Passes Legislation to Expand Prize-Linked Savings for Financial Institutions

Following exciting momentum from the passage of the federal American Savings Promotion Act, which removed federal barriers that prohibited banks and thrifts from offering prize-linked savings (PLS) accounts, Michigan passed two laws that expand opportunities for residents to save money

Now Hiring: Position Open at D2D

D2D is looking for a Senior Innovation

American Savings Promotion Act Becomes Law

D2D is thrilled to report that President Obama has signed the American Savings Promotion Act into law!

Prize-Linked Savings Featured by #SpotlightOnChange

The D2D prize-linked savings story is the latest to be featured by the American Express video series, #SpotlightOnChange.

American Savings Promotion Act Passes the Senate!

Yesterday, December 10, the Senate unanimously passed the American Savings Promotion Act, legislation that expands the ability of financial institutions to offer innovative prize-linked savings (PLS) accounts.

D2D Receives U.S. Treasury Contract for Gamified College Readiness Program

The U.S. Treasury Department has awarded a Financial Empowerment Innovation Fund contract to Doorways to Dreams (D2D) Fund.

And the winner of FinCapDev 2014 is...Rezzcard!

Rezzcard, a mobile app that lets consumers see their current rent balance, due date, payment history, and find a nearby payment location, just took home $50,000 at the FinCapDev $100K Demo Day!

PLS Legislation Introduced in PA & NJ

Prize-linked savings momentum continues! Two new states now boast PLS legislation: Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

What is the role of Financial Entertainment in the Classroom?

With support from Capital One, Farm Blitz was recently deployed, played, and evaluated to answer this question.

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Prize-Linked Savings Legislation

D2D is thrilled to announce that New York is the next state to pass prize-linked savings (PLS) legislation.

American Savings Promotion Act (H.R. 3374) Passes the House!

On September 15, the American Savings Promotion Act passed the United States House of Representatives!