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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!

Bite Club Game and Staples Partnership Featured in CFPB Report, “Financial Wellness at Work”

D2D’s longtime partnership with Staples was featured as a case study in the CFPB report “Financial Wellness at Work”. The case, titled “Leveraging Technology to Lower Costs and Deliver Scale,” highlighted D2D’s work with Staples to build a gamified financial wellness program for their employees.

D2D Builds Gamified Savings App

The latest D2D innovation, SavingsQuest, was recently featured in the Center for Financial Services Innovation’s “Telling the978 Innovation Story” series.

Prize-linked Savings Programs featured in New York Times

On August 31, 2014, The New York Times featured prize-linked savings as an innovative solution to the savings problem in America.

PLS Highlighted in New Freakonomics Book “Think Like a Freak”

The concept of prize-linked savings was featured in the recently published book, Think Like a Freak, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.

Crowdfunding Opening New Savings Channel

Research shows that low-to-moderate income households have limited access to savings for short-term needs and often rely on their social networks when a financial emergency hits. Crowdfunding sites are increasingly being used for pressing financial needs and can be used to expand one’s social networks to raise funds.

House Committee on Financial Services Holds Hearing on American Savings Promotion Act

On Tuesday July 15, the House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing on the American Savings Promotion Act (H.R. 3774)

New Save to Win Briefs Released

D2D has released five new briefs outlining the impact of the Save to Win (STW) program from 2009 – 2013.

Prize-linked Savings Featured as an Innovative Solution by Spent: Looking for Change Documentary

Prize-linked savings (PLS) is featured as an action item on the website of Spent: Looking for Change, a documentary about the financially underserved that was released on June 4.

Mobile Apps Team Launches SmallBizDev Hackathons

Small businesses employ tens of millions of Americans and are an engine of economic growth, but they face a number of challenges that threaten their financial stability.

Save To Win And Prize-Linked Savings Featured In Bipartisan Policy Center Article

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s recent article “Prize-Linked Savings Accounts are Lotteries with No Losers” features prize-linked savings (PLS) legislation and innovations, including D2D’s Save to Win™.

Prize-Linked Savings Named “Top Impact Innovation” By CFSI

The Center for Financial Services Innovations (CFSI) recently named prize-linked savings (PLS) one of the “top impact innovations” as a part of their 10-year anniversary celebration.

SaveYourRefund Announces $25K Grand Prize Winner!

At D2D, the tax season ended with the thrilling announcement of the SaveYourRefund $25K winner, Sharon Jones of Austin, TX. Sharon is a mother of two, and plans to use her winnings to for tuition and to transition into her new home.

D2D's Gamification Team Recently Published A New Paper

The Gamification Team at D2D just released a new report:

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!