Posts by Audrey Gyr

“What I want is more stability”

Can flexible savings help more American’s survive income volatility? EARN’s Savings by Design Lab plans to find out.   Since I became CEO of EARN people often ask me what keeps me up at night. Like most of us brave enough to do this job, the short and immediate answer is cash flow. If you…

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Red States, Blue States: Fragile Financial State

    I must have heard the phrase “our work is now more important than ever” at least 100 times about 100 different issues since election day. But for the 18,000 low-income Americans across all fifty states who have joined EARN since October 1st, improving the financial health and stability of their families was always…

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The Art & Science of Saving: EARN’s Research Approach in the Digital Age

After 15 years of offering traditional savings programs, EARN has pioneered a new approach – bringing the power of savings to working families nationwide through a scalable, online model. Please join EARN’s CEO, Leigh Phillips, and Jade Shipman, EARN’s Director of Research & Innovation on March 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM PDT for a presentation…

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Four New Financial Institutions Added to EARN’s Savings Platform

EARN’s online savings platform enables individuals to save in their own savings account at banks and credit unions across the country, allowing anyone, anywhere to start saving for the first time. To ensure that Savers have the best possible experience with our program, EARN constantly evaluates feedback from our community and updates our offerings to…

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This post is not about Donald Trump

On November 8th, I drafted an email to share our terrific news – over 3,000 Americans had enrolled as members of EARN’s brand new savings platform since launching in October. I could hardly wait to tell you that from these 3,000 new enrollees, 672 Savers across 34 states started making deposits – 88% of whom…

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Saving $1,000 When You’re Living Paycheck to Paycheck

For many families, having an emergency fund sounds like wishful thinking. One in three families — some with incomes of $100,000 or higher — say they don’t have one, according to a 2015 report from the Pew Charitable Trusts. But if you don’t have at least a small emergency fund, you’ll be vulnerable to debt when you have an unexpected…

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The Big Shift: Make America Save Again

A note from EARN’s CEO We launched our new and improved Starter Savings Program last week at a Washington DC event, sponsored by our friends at Intuit. It was packed with EARN partners, supporters, and friends who recognized the product as a “revolution” for the asset-building field. For me, it also marked the end of an intense…

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How to Save Money Every Day (video)

  Making simple changes to your spending can be an easy way to help you start saving. Learn how to save money on everyday expenses like groceries, transportation and entertainment. This video will show you easy changes to make so you can start saving.  

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