The Shriver Report – Money

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A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink
Paycheck to Paycheck’s Katrina Gilbert Discusses How Policy Change Can Help Families
The Center for American Progress published the “Valuing All Our Families: Progressive Policies that Strengthen Family Commitments and Reduce Family Disparities” report and hosted an event on January 12th, 2015 which featured remarks by Katrina Gilbert. Katrina’s story of pushing back against the brink of poverty was documented in HBO’s Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert which is a part of “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink.”  → Read More
To Buy or Rent – That is the Question for Gen Yers
For many of us, the great American dream still revolves around home ownership and it’s a natural step that many GenYers are finding themselves faced with. Whether you’re married or single, when it comes to the rent vs. own dilemma it’s important to consider these 5 questions before making a choice to buy.  → Read More
Minimum1010: It’s Time
Since 1938, when the first minimum wage was established in the U.S. at the federal level, economists, politicians and others have argued the merits and potential pitfalls of a mandatory minimum wage. Reports full of charts and data abound and we draw them like sabers to support our case or refute the opponent’s. People approach the subject from myriad angles. For some, it’s all a matter of payroll costs versus productivity versus turnover. Others look at the imposition of a wage floor as an ethical matter.  → Read More
Quick Click Fix For Change
There are lies, damn lies, and statistics, Mark Twain infamously said. But some statistics do make you wonder. Consider these: percentage of women and girls in the United States: 51; percentage of women in the US Senate: 20; percentage of woman CEOs at Fortune 500 companies: 5.  → Read More
10 Reasons Why America Needs 10,000 More Girls in Computer Science
As temperatures rose in the Southeast earlier this month, another tragic story about a child forgotten in a hot car made its way around the news cycle. In response, 17-year-old Courtney opened her laptop and built Guardian Angel, a mobile app that reminds parents to check the car seat before exiting the vehicle.  → Read More
The White House Summit on Working Families: Real Conversations about Real Families
If you’ve ever closed your eyes in utter defeat and frustration –
if you’ve ever not managed to be in two places at once –
if you’ve ever felt like a failure both as a mom or dad, and as an employee –
…. The White House Working Families Summit was the place for you on Monday June 23.  → Read More
Working on a Dream: Reflections on The White House Summit on Working Families
In the late 1940s, my grandmother found herself a single mother of three, living far from family in Washington, DC, where she had moved to be a Government Girl during the war.  → Read More
How I Discovered My Passion & Started My Own Business
My Dad calls me Mrs. Magoo. I think it is because it may seem that I haphazardly plow through life full speed ahead and great things just happen to me. This may be the case and I know I’m very lucky but there is something to be said for following your passion and doing what you love. Good things can’t help but be attracted to you.  → Read More
The City-Festo: 10 Ways To Move Your City Forward
A guide to implementing smart policies that support the modern family and lift men & women off the brink. Adopt it, post it, implement it, live it.  → Read More
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