Posts by Leigh Phillips

This Post is For The Working Moms

This summer I had the joyful and life-altering experience of becoming a first-time mom. Our precious daughter Evelyn is now five months old. Amidst the daily wonders of parenthood – the first smiles, tiny fingers, the sleepless nights – there were stressful financial decisions to navigate, such as finding affordable childcare, covering seemingly endless medical…

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EARN Launches Statewide Savings Campaign in Nevada!

EARN is thrilled to announce that we launched the first ever statewide savings campaign in Nevada! On September 14th, a bipartisan group gathered in both Reno and Las Vegas to declare a collective commitment to create a culture of saving in Nevada (Click here to see photos). SaverLife Nevada has the support of people and…

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100,000 Members and the Meaning of (Saver)Life

We just hit a major milestone: 100,000 members have now joined SaverLife. This is cause for celebration. EARN is proving the strong demand for savings products specifically designed to meet the needs of low-income consumers. We think our members would agree – almost 90% of Savers report that they are putting aside money in savings…

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Alexa, have you heard about EARN’s Big Data on Small Savings?

Technology is generating almost unimaginable amounts of consumer data and creating a powerful asset that fuels both rapid learning and rapid growth. So, perhaps the real question we should be asking Alexa is: if data is an asset, who benefits from this asset? As a nonprofit pushing for both client impact and systemic change, our…

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Save Up, Speak Up

Uniting financial well-being with collective action This week, SaverLife goes national. More than 80,000 working Americans have joined our online community in the past year and this month all of them become SaverLife members. By the end of 2017, SaverLife will be providing digital financial coaching content, access to resources, and small-dollar cash incentives for…

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“We don’t just sit here and cry”

400 words on resilience and becoming a follower leader. The majority – 71 percent – of EARN’s Savers saved nothing in the six months prior to joining EARN’s online savings community. And 50% report expenses exceeding income in a typical month. These numbers represent the starting line for our Savers’ journeys. By joining EARN, these…

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SaverLife set a goal and we blew right through it

San Francisco set a community goal to enroll 1,000 members in EARN’s SaverLife initiative by September – we hit our target in just three weeks. SaverLife is working. People are saving. For a much-needed car repair. For a headstone for the grave of a loved one. For a ticket to send a child to senior…

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The “Never Broke Account”

A much-needed car repair. A headstone for the grave of a loved one. A ticket to send a child to senior prom. Getting a driver’s license back. To never be hungry or homeless again. These simple and deeply personal financial goals, set by real EARN Savers who are gaining a foothold on financial stability by…

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What We’ve Been Up To In Q1

It’s been a busy and exciting Q1 here at EARN! Take a look at what we have been up to in our two-page investor report. Click here for the full Report. Leigh PhillipsLeigh is the president and CEO of EARN. https://www.earn.org/staff-bio-leigh-phillips/

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