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Tax time is an opportunity to Start Small and Save Up

Encouraging saving at tax time is one of the key opportunities for many families with limited financial resources to build liquid savings. The Bureau’s annual tax time saving report has key insights for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs that are focused on encouraging people to save during the process of filing their tax return.  

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New report explores trends in consumer bankruptcy

The bankruptcy system provides a legal process for consumers who cannot repay their debts.  This report describes how bankruptcy filings and the attributes of filers changed throughout the period 2001 - 2018, which includes the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) and the Great Recession.

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New report explores the relationship between Financial Well-Being and the contents of and engagement with credit reports

A joint study with Credit Karma explores the relationship between subjective Financial Well-Being (FWB) and objective credit characteristics and engagement with financial education tools. The report identifies credit report and engagement variables that are significantly related to a consumer’s FWB score, including credit score, credit limit, credit utilization, and the use of a credit simulator tool.