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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!

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.