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Financial Literacy & Capability

An important focus of the LEAD Center’s mission is to increase the financial literacy and financial capability of people with disabilities. Participation in the workforce, which produces increased income, is a vital first step for working-age adults with disabilities to build economic self-sufficiency. Employment also serves as an important gateway for individuals to further explore tools and strategies to improve their economic stability and security. The LEAD Center works to foster pathways to economic advancement for people with disabilities to improve their present and long-term financial well-being, while supporting the workforce development, Home and Community Based Services, and other systems that share this mission.

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

September 2013 | Report/Brief | Center for Financial Inclusion and Accion

The Roadmap to Financial Inclusion outlines the milestones along the road to achieving full financial inclusion.

Scaling Financial Coaching: Critical Lessons and Effective Practices

June 2013 | Report/Brief

Citi Foundation and NeighborWorks America June 2013

National Financial Capability Study

Website

FINRA, 2013. The 2012 National Financial Capability Study (NFCS) presents new survey findings that underscore the need to ensure all Americans have access to the education, resources and tools they need to manage their money with confidence.

Investing in Our Future Conference Summary: National Conference on Youth Financial Education and Capability

April 2013 | Presentation

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, April 2013. On April 30, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) brought together more than 100 public, private and nonprofit organization leaders dedicated to improving financial literacy and...

CFED (Corporation for Enterprise Development)

Website

CFED empowers low- and moderate-income households to build and preserve assets by advancing policies and programs that help them achieve their American Dream, including buying a home, pursuing higher education, starting a business and saving for the...

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Website

Established by Congress in 2011, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is the federal agency charged with protecting and educating consumers regarding financial products and services through enforcement of federal consumer financial prot

National Disability Institute

Website

National Disability Institute (NDI) is national non-profit organization dedicated to building a better economic future for people with disabilities and the principal organization driving the LEAD Center.

Financial Education, Asset Development, and Work and Tax Incentives

Website | U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

This website section of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor, showcases economic advancement resources for people with disabilities.

Financial Wellness Among Individuals Living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

September 2012 | Report/Brief

National Disability Institute and Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, September 2012 - A groundbreaking survey conducted by National Disability Institute and the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) revealed three out of four...

Municipal Financial Empowerment: A Supervitamin for Public Programs

January 2012 | Report/Brief

New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, Office of Financial Empowerment, 2012 - This report documents how New York City introduced professional financial counseling into key city services to achieve better social service outcomes.

Integrating Employment and Financial Capability Services: New Pathways to Economic Stability

February 26, 2014

The US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have entered into a partnership to advance positive financial behavior and greater economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disab

MyFreeTaxes – Free Tax Preparation for AJCs and Community Based Organizations

January 22, 2014

Join us for a timely conversation on MyFreeTaxes, a free, inclusive tax preparation tool in which taxpayers earning $58,000 or less can prepareand file their federal and state taxes online in all 50 states.

Promoting Economic Advancement - Using Work Incentives to Build Financial Stability

April 24, 2013

Discover opportunities for individuals with disabilities to increase income through the use of Social Security (SSDI and SSI) work incentives, including work incentives that support savings above the $2,000 SSI asset limit.

Promoting Economic Advancement – Financial Education

March 27, 2013

Explore why financial education is important and how it can benefit customers served at American Job Center. Learn about curriculum options and resources as well as strategies for local implementation.

Promoting Economic Advancement – Implementing Free Tax Prep Services

February 27, 2013

Learn about three free tax preparation models for American Job Center professionals to implement to further advance economic stability for their customers. Presenters included the IRS as well as local AJCs implementing free tax prep at their local...

The ABLE Act: A Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes

April 27, 2017

The LEAD Center, in collaboration with the ABLE National Resource Center, will be holding a webinar focused on how individuals with disabilities, and their families, can use ABLE Accounts to increase their financial stability and produce more...

ABLE Act Offers New Support Options to Advance Employment Outcomes

December 21, 2014

On December 16, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act by a vote of 76 to 16. This was previously passed by the House of Representatives on December 3.

LEAD Participates in Louisville Financial Empowerment Summit

December 21, 2014

On October 30th, LEAD staff returned to Louisville, Ky. to participate in the city's 2nd Annual Financial Empowerment Summit.

LEAD Center Hosts Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

June 30, 2014

The LEAD Center, in collaboration with Louisville Metro Government Community Services and Revitalization Department and Bank on Louisville

LEAD Center Webinar Highlights Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

March 30, 2014

On February 26, the LEAD Center, in collaboration with ODEP and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Financial Empowerment, held the second webinar in the Promoting Economic Advancement Series, 

LEAD Participates in Louisville Financial Empowerment Summit

November 4, 2014

On October 30th, LEAD staff returned to Louisville, Ky. to participate in the city's 2nd Annual Financial Empowerment Summit.

ODEP and CFPB Issue Memorandum Promoting Financial Capability of Workers with Disabilities

August 14, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a joint memorandum calling on state and local governments, community development organizations, employers and...

LEAD Center Hosts Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

May 22, 2014

In collaboration with Louisville Metro Government Community Services and Revitalization and Bank on Louisville, the LEAD Center hosted an Economic Advancement Assembly in Louisville, Ky. on May 13.

Louisville Metro Government Joins With National Disability Institute’s LEAD Center to Improve Financial Health for Kentuckians with Disabilities

May 12, 2014

Assembly brings disability advocates, community and thought leaders together to discuss current activities and opportunities to build the financial capability of people with disabilities throughout the Louisville Area

Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Joins LEAD Center to Facilitate Strategic Planning at CFE Forum

March 26, 2013

ODEP and National Disability Institute’s LEAD Center joined Cities for Financial Empowerment for a brainstorming session to begin designing a national integration strategy to build the financial capability of individuals and families through touch...

President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability Releases Final Report

March 12, 2013

This new report delivered through the U.S. Department of the Treasury highlights many recommendations to help improve the financial lives of individuals and families across America.

Census Bureau Report Shows 30 Percent of Adults Receiving Government Assistance have a Disability

February 26, 2013

This U.S. Census Bureau report – Disability Characteristics of Income-Based Government Assistance Recipients in the United States: 2011 – reveals that 30.4 percent of the more than 46 million adults who received income-based government assistance in...

Using an ABLE Account for Employment Support

April 27, 2017

Alex Ghenis, an ABLE account holder, shares his personal experience with ABLE, and how ABLE accounts can provide employment support for people with disabilities. 

In The Know: A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities

May 27, 2016

What are possible courses of action that policymakers can take to give workers with disabilities a fair shot at employment and economic security? Find out in this 'In The Know' blog.

Oh Captains, My Captains: An Ode to Financial Capability Role Models

April 13, 2016

The financial lessons we learn from role models, such as our parents, as a kid can have a huge impact on us.

In the Know: Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

December 3, 2015

This July 2014 report, issued by the National Disability Institute, shines light on the financial health, capability and situation of adults living with disabilities.

Show-Me State Shines During NDEAM

October 27, 2015

This month, I have been inspired by the collaboration and cooperation between businesses, service organizations and individuals who have made these events happen.

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

October 23, 2015

It can be easy to overlook a few key questions that we should all ask when we are job hunting, before accepting a job, and once hired.

In the Know: Financial Education, Asset Development, and Work and Tax Incentives

September 10, 2015

Today's "In the Know" features the website section of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor.

In the Know: 2015 Social Security Red Book

August 13, 2015

With the 80th anniversary of Social Security tomorrow, nothing is more fitting for this month's first "In the Know" blog as the 2015 Social Security Red Book.

In the Know: 2015 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

June 18, 2015

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities. To find even more useful resources, visit the LEAD...

Missed Opportunities for Financial Wellness Support

April 30, 2015

As someone who has spent over 35 years working and partnering with people with disabilities who are pursuing equal opportunities so that they can live the lives they choose, I can say confidently that the disability field is doing a disservice to...

Categories - LG Tablet

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

September 2013 | Report/Brief | Center for Financial Inclusion and Accion

The Roadmap to Financial Inclusion outlines the milestones along the road to achieving full financial inclusion.

Scaling Financial Coaching: Critical Lessons and Effective Practices

June 2013 | Report/Brief

Citi Foundation and NeighborWorks America June 2013

National Financial Capability Study

Website

FINRA, 2013. The 2012 National Financial Capability Study (NFCS) presents new survey findings that underscore the need to ensure all Americans have access to the education, resources and tools they need to manage their money with confidence.

Investing in Our Future Conference Summary: National Conference on Youth Financial Education and Capability

April 2013 | Presentation

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, April 2013. On April 30, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) brought together more than 100 public, private and nonprofit organization leaders dedicated to improving financial literacy and...

CFED (Corporation for Enterprise Development)

Website

CFED empowers low- and moderate-income households to build and preserve assets by advancing policies and programs that help them achieve their American Dream, including buying a home, pursuing higher education, starting a business and saving for the...

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Website

Established by Congress in 2011, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is the federal agency charged with protecting and educating consumers regarding financial products and services through enforcement of federal consumer financial prot

National Disability Institute

Website

National Disability Institute (NDI) is national non-profit organization dedicated to building a better economic future for people with disabilities and the principal organization driving the LEAD Center.

Financial Education, Asset Development, and Work and Tax Incentives

Website | U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

This website section of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor, showcases economic advancement resources for people with disabilities.

Financial Wellness Among Individuals Living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

September 2012 | Report/Brief

National Disability Institute and Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, September 2012 - A groundbreaking survey conducted by National Disability Institute and the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) revealed three out of four...

Municipal Financial Empowerment: A Supervitamin for Public Programs

January 2012 | Report/Brief

New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, Office of Financial Empowerment, 2012 - This report documents how New York City introduced professional financial counseling into key city services to achieve better social service outcomes.

Integrating Employment and Financial Capability Services: New Pathways to Economic Stability

February 26, 2014

The US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have entered into a partnership to advance positive financial behavior and greater economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disab

MyFreeTaxes – Free Tax Preparation for AJCs and Community Based Organizations

January 22, 2014

Join us for a timely conversation on MyFreeTaxes, a free, inclusive tax preparation tool in which taxpayers earning $58,000 or less can prepareand file their federal and state taxes online in all 50 states.

Promoting Economic Advancement - Using Work Incentives to Build Financial Stability

April 24, 2013

Discover opportunities for individuals with disabilities to increase income through the use of Social Security (SSDI and SSI) work incentives, including work incentives that support savings above the $2,000 SSI asset limit.

Promoting Economic Advancement – Financial Education

March 27, 2013

Explore why financial education is important and how it can benefit customers served at American Job Center. Learn about curriculum options and resources as well as strategies for local implementation.

Promoting Economic Advancement – Implementing Free Tax Prep Services

February 27, 2013

Learn about three free tax preparation models for American Job Center professionals to implement to further advance economic stability for their customers. Presenters included the IRS as well as local AJCs implementing free tax prep at their local...

The ABLE Act: A Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes

April 27, 2017

The LEAD Center, in collaboration with the ABLE National Resource Center, will be holding a webinar focused on how individuals with disabilities, and their families, can use ABLE Accounts to increase their financial stability and produce more...

ABLE Act Offers New Support Options to Advance Employment Outcomes

December 21, 2014

On December 16, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act by a vote of 76 to 16. This was previously passed by the House of Representatives on December 3.

LEAD Participates in Louisville Financial Empowerment Summit

December 21, 2014

On October 30th, LEAD staff returned to Louisville, Ky. to participate in the city's 2nd Annual Financial Empowerment Summit.

LEAD Center Hosts Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

June 30, 2014

The LEAD Center, in collaboration with Louisville Metro Government Community Services and Revitalization Department and Bank on Louisville

LEAD Center Webinar Highlights Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

March 30, 2014

On February 26, the LEAD Center, in collaboration with ODEP and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Financial Empowerment, held the second webinar in the Promoting Economic Advancement Series, 

LEAD Participates in Louisville Financial Empowerment Summit

November 4, 2014

On October 30th, LEAD staff returned to Louisville, Ky. to participate in the city's 2nd Annual Financial Empowerment Summit.

ODEP and CFPB Issue Memorandum Promoting Financial Capability of Workers with Disabilities

August 14, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a joint memorandum calling on state and local governments, community development organizations, employers and...

LEAD Center Hosts Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

May 22, 2014

In collaboration with Louisville Metro Government Community Services and Revitalization and Bank on Louisville, the LEAD Center hosted an Economic Advancement Assembly in Louisville, Ky. on May 13.

Louisville Metro Government Joins With National Disability Institute’s LEAD Center to Improve Financial Health for Kentuckians with Disabilities

May 12, 2014

Assembly brings disability advocates, community and thought leaders together to discuss current activities and opportunities to build the financial capability of people with disabilities throughout the Louisville Area

Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Joins LEAD Center to Facilitate Strategic Planning at CFE Forum

March 26, 2013

ODEP and National Disability Institute’s LEAD Center joined Cities for Financial Empowerment for a brainstorming session to begin designing a national integration strategy to build the financial capability of individuals and families through touch...

President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability Releases Final Report

March 12, 2013

This new report delivered through the U.S. Department of the Treasury highlights many recommendations to help improve the financial lives of individuals and families across America.

Census Bureau Report Shows 30 Percent of Adults Receiving Government Assistance have a Disability

February 26, 2013

This U.S. Census Bureau report – Disability Characteristics of Income-Based Government Assistance Recipients in the United States: 2011 – reveals that 30.4 percent of the more than 46 million adults who received income-based government assistance in...

Using an ABLE Account for Employment Support

April 27, 2017

Alex Ghenis, an ABLE account holder, shares his personal experience with ABLE, and how ABLE accounts can provide employment support for people with disabilities. 

In The Know: A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities

May 27, 2016

What are possible courses of action that policymakers can take to give workers with disabilities a fair shot at employment and economic security? Find out in this 'In The Know' blog.

Oh Captains, My Captains: An Ode to Financial Capability Role Models

April 13, 2016

The financial lessons we learn from role models, such as our parents, as a kid can have a huge impact on us.

In the Know: Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

December 3, 2015

This July 2014 report, issued by the National Disability Institute, shines light on the financial health, capability and situation of adults living with disabilities.

Show-Me State Shines During NDEAM

October 27, 2015

This month, I have been inspired by the collaboration and cooperation between businesses, service organizations and individuals who have made these events happen.

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

October 23, 2015

It can be easy to overlook a few key questions that we should all ask when we are job hunting, before accepting a job, and once hired.

In the Know: Financial Education, Asset Development, and Work and Tax Incentives

September 10, 2015

Today's "In the Know" features the website section of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor.

In the Know: 2015 Social Security Red Book

August 13, 2015

With the 80th anniversary of Social Security tomorrow, nothing is more fitting for this month's first "In the Know" blog as the 2015 Social Security Red Book.

In the Know: 2015 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

June 18, 2015

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities. To find even more useful resources, visit the LEAD...

Missed Opportunities for Financial Wellness Support

April 30, 2015

As someone who has spent over 35 years working and partnering with people with disabilities who are pursuing equal opportunities so that they can live the lives they choose, I can say confidently that the disability field is doing a disservice to...

Categories - SM Tablet

Resources

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Financial Wellness Among Individuals Living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

September 2012 | Report/Brief

National Disability Institute and Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, September 2012 - A groundbreaking survey conducted by National Disability Institute and the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) revealed three out of four...

Municipal Financial Empowerment: A Supervitamin for Public Programs

January 2012 | Report/Brief

New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, Office of Financial Empowerment, 2012 - This report documents how New York City introduced professional financial counseling into key city services to achieve better social service outcomes.

The ABLE Act and Employment: Strategies for Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act as a Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities

LEAD Center | May 2017 | Report/Brief

Read the LEAD Center's latest brief: “The ABLE Act and Employment: Strategies for Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act as a Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities...

Social Security Red Book

January 2016 | Tool/Manual
Social Security Administration

A summary guide to employment supports for persons with disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs.

The Steep Climb to Economic Opportunity for Vulnerable Families - Findings from the 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website
CFED

Despite the nation’s ongoing economic recovery, millions of low- and moderate-income Americans are, like the Greek mythological character Sisyphus, perpetually forced to push an outsized boulder up a steep hill with little prospect of reaching...

EQUITY the Book

October 2015 | Tool/Manual
World Institute on Disability

Asset Building Strategies for People with Disabilities, A Guide to Financial Empowerment covers all topics that are important for people with disabilities in their quest for strong finances and asset building.

A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities

January 2015 | Report/Brief
Center for American Progress

This report examines the intersection of disability and poverty and provides an insightful perspective on what our country and its leaders can do to remedy this disability-non disability pay gap.

Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website
CFED

The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.

Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

September 2013 | Report/Brief
Center for Financial Inclusion and Accion

The Roadmap to Financial Inclusion outlines the milestones along the road to achieving full financial inclusion.

Financial Education, Asset Development, and Work and Tax Incentives

Website
U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

This website section of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor, showcases economic advancement resources for people with disabilities.

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LEAD On! Articles

ABLE Act Offers New Support Options to Advance Employment Outcomes

December 21, 2014

On December 16, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act by a vote of 76 to 16. This was previously passed by the House of Representatives on December 3.

LEAD Participates in Louisville Financial Empowerment Summit

December 21, 2014

On October 30th, LEAD staff returned to Louisville, Ky. to participate in the city's 2nd Annual Financial Empowerment Summit.

LEAD Center Hosts Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

June 30, 2014

The LEAD Center, in collaboration with Louisville Metro Government Community Services and Revitalization Department and Bank on Louisville

LEAD Center Webinar Highlights Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

March 30, 2014

On February 26, the LEAD Center, in collaboration with ODEP and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Financial Empowerment, held the second webinar in the Promoting Economic Advancement Series, 

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Blogs

In the Know: Access to Assets

April 23, 2015

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

Creating Economic Possibilities for All Louisvillians

April 16, 2015

To kick off April’s National Financial Literacy Month, Louisville Metro Community Services and Bank On Louisville presented our second annual Financial Fitness Day on March 31, open to the entire community. All in attendance were invited to meet one...

In the Know: CFED

April 9, 2015

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

In the Know: Financial Wellness Among Individuals Living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

March 13, 2015

A groundbreaking survey conducted by National Disability Institute and the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) revealed three out of four people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) have difficulty covering their monthly expenses and...

In the Know: Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

January 29, 2015

This first-of-its-kind report offers a snapshot of the economic plight faced by many in the disability community.

In the Know: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

September 26, 2014

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

In the Know: Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

August 29, 2014

What will it take to achieve a state of full financial inclusion for all people, including individuals with disabilities? In 2011, the Center for Financial Inclusion asked this very question, to which 300 practioners around the globe responded.

In the Know: 2012 National Financial Capability Study

May 8, 2014

The 2012 National Financial Capability Survey underscores the need to ensure all Americans have access to the education, resources and tools they need to manage their money with confidence. This is the second study, done in consultation with the U.S...

In the Know: Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

April 22, 2014

With more than 100 million Americans considered low-income and economically vulnerable, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) hosted a November 2012 convention of financial empowerment experts, stakeholders and policymakers to share thei

Employer Credit Checks: A Barrier to Employment for Many, Including People with Disabilities

March 30, 2014

Checking the personal credit history of job applicants is a common practice for employers today. According to a survey of human resources professionals, nearly half of employers check an employee’s credit history when hiring for some or all...

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Categories - Phablet

Resources

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Financial Wellness Among Individuals Living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

September 2012 | Report/Brief

National Disability Institute and Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, September 2012 - A groundbreaking survey conducted by National Disability Institute and the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) revealed three out of four...

Municipal Financial Empowerment: A Supervitamin for Public Programs

January 2012 | Report/Brief

New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, Office of Financial Empowerment, 2012 - This report documents how New York City introduced professional financial counseling into key city services to achieve better social service outcomes.

The ABLE Act and Employment: Strategies for Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act as a Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities

LEAD Center | May 2017 | Report/Brief

Read the LEAD Center's latest brief: “The ABLE Act and Employment: Strategies for Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act as a Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities...

Social Security Red Book

January 2016 | Tool/Manual
Social Security Administration

A summary guide to employment supports for persons with disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs.

The Steep Climb to Economic Opportunity for Vulnerable Families - Findings from the 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website
CFED

Despite the nation’s ongoing economic recovery, millions of low- and moderate-income Americans are, like the Greek mythological character Sisyphus, perpetually forced to push an outsized boulder up a steep hill with little prospect of reaching...

EQUITY the Book

October 2015 | Tool/Manual
World Institute on Disability

Asset Building Strategies for People with Disabilities, A Guide to Financial Empowerment covers all topics that are important for people with disabilities in their quest for strong finances and asset building.

A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities

January 2015 | Report/Brief
Center for American Progress

This report examines the intersection of disability and poverty and provides an insightful perspective on what our country and its leaders can do to remedy this disability-non disability pay gap.

Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website
CFED

The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.

Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

September 2013 | Report/Brief
Center for Financial Inclusion and Accion

The Roadmap to Financial Inclusion outlines the milestones along the road to achieving full financial inclusion.

Financial Education, Asset Development, and Work and Tax Incentives

Website
U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

This website section of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor, showcases economic advancement resources for people with disabilities.

  •  

LEAD On! Articles

ABLE Act Offers New Support Options to Advance Employment Outcomes

December 21, 2014

On December 16, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act by a vote of 76 to 16. This was previously passed by the House of Representatives on December 3.

LEAD Participates in Louisville Financial Empowerment Summit

December 21, 2014

On October 30th, LEAD staff returned to Louisville, Ky. to participate in the city's 2nd Annual Financial Empowerment Summit.

LEAD Center Hosts Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

June 30, 2014

The LEAD Center, in collaboration with Louisville Metro Government Community Services and Revitalization Department and Bank on Louisville

LEAD Center Webinar Highlights Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

March 30, 2014

On February 26, the LEAD Center, in collaboration with ODEP and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Financial Empowerment, held the second webinar in the Promoting Economic Advancement Series, 

  •  

Blogs

In the Know: Access to Assets

April 23, 2015

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

Creating Economic Possibilities for All Louisvillians

April 16, 2015

To kick off April’s National Financial Literacy Month, Louisville Metro Community Services and Bank On Louisville presented our second annual Financial Fitness Day on March 31, open to the entire community. All in attendance were invited to meet one...

In the Know: CFED

April 9, 2015

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

In the Know: Financial Wellness Among Individuals Living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

March 13, 2015

A groundbreaking survey conducted by National Disability Institute and the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) revealed three out of four people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) have difficulty covering their monthly expenses and...

In the Know: Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

January 29, 2015

This first-of-its-kind report offers a snapshot of the economic plight faced by many in the disability community.

In the Know: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

September 26, 2014

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

In the Know: Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

August 29, 2014

What will it take to achieve a state of full financial inclusion for all people, including individuals with disabilities? In 2011, the Center for Financial Inclusion asked this very question, to which 300 practioners around the globe responded.

In the Know: 2012 National Financial Capability Study

May 8, 2014

The 2012 National Financial Capability Survey underscores the need to ensure all Americans have access to the education, resources and tools they need to manage their money with confidence. This is the second study, done in consultation with the U.S...

In the Know: Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

April 22, 2014

With more than 100 million Americans considered low-income and economically vulnerable, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) hosted a November 2012 convention of financial empowerment experts, stakeholders and policymakers to share thei

Employer Credit Checks: A Barrier to Employment for Many, Including People with Disabilities

March 30, 2014

Checking the personal credit history of job applicants is a common practice for employers today. According to a survey of human resources professionals, nearly half of employers check an employee’s credit history when hiring for some or all...

  •  

Categories - Phone

Resources

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Financial Wellness Among Individuals Living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

September 2012 | Report/Brief

National Disability Institute and Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, September 2012 - A groundbreaking survey conducted by National Disability Institute and the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) revealed three out of four...

Municipal Financial Empowerment: A Supervitamin for Public Programs

January 2012 | Report/Brief

New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, Office of Financial Empowerment, 2012 - This report documents how New York City introduced professional financial counseling into key city services to achieve better social service outcomes.

The ABLE Act and Employment: Strategies for Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act as a Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities

LEAD Center | May 2017 | Report/Brief

Read the LEAD Center's latest brief: “The ABLE Act and Employment: Strategies for Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act as a Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities...

Social Security Red Book

January 2016 | Tool/Manual
Social Security Administration

A summary guide to employment supports for persons with disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs.

The Steep Climb to Economic Opportunity for Vulnerable Families - Findings from the 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website
CFED

Despite the nation’s ongoing economic recovery, millions of low- and moderate-income Americans are, like the Greek mythological character Sisyphus, perpetually forced to push an outsized boulder up a steep hill with little prospect of reaching...

EQUITY the Book

October 2015 | Tool/Manual
World Institute on Disability

Asset Building Strategies for People with Disabilities, A Guide to Financial Empowerment covers all topics that are important for people with disabilities in their quest for strong finances and asset building.

A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities

January 2015 | Report/Brief
Center for American Progress

This report examines the intersection of disability and poverty and provides an insightful perspective on what our country and its leaders can do to remedy this disability-non disability pay gap.

Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

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CFED

The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.

Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

September 2013 | Report/Brief
Center for Financial Inclusion and Accion

The Roadmap to Financial Inclusion outlines the milestones along the road to achieving full financial inclusion.

Financial Education, Asset Development, and Work and Tax Incentives

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U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

This website section of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor, showcases economic advancement resources for people with disabilities.

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LEAD On! Articles

ABLE Act Offers New Support Options to Advance Employment Outcomes

December 21, 2014

On December 16, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act by a vote of 76 to 16. This was previously passed by the House of Representatives on December 3.

LEAD Participates in Louisville Financial Empowerment Summit

December 21, 2014

On October 30th, LEAD staff returned to Louisville, Ky. to participate in the city's 2nd Annual Financial Empowerment Summit.

LEAD Center Hosts Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

June 30, 2014

The LEAD Center, in collaboration with Louisville Metro Government Community Services and Revitalization Department and Bank on Louisville

LEAD Center Webinar Highlights Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

March 30, 2014

On February 26, the LEAD Center, in collaboration with ODEP and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Financial Empowerment, held the second webinar in the Promoting Economic Advancement Series, 

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Blogs

In the Know: Access to Assets

April 23, 2015

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

Creating Economic Possibilities for All Louisvillians

April 16, 2015

To kick off April’s National Financial Literacy Month, Louisville Metro Community Services and Bank On Louisville presented our second annual Financial Fitness Day on March 31, open to the entire community. All in attendance were invited to meet one...

In the Know: CFED

April 9, 2015

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

In the Know: Financial Wellness Among Individuals Living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

March 13, 2015

A groundbreaking survey conducted by National Disability Institute and the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) revealed three out of four people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) have difficulty covering their monthly expenses and...

In the Know: Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

January 29, 2015

This first-of-its-kind report offers a snapshot of the economic plight faced by many in the disability community.

In the Know: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

September 26, 2014

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

In the Know: Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

August 29, 2014

What will it take to achieve a state of full financial inclusion for all people, including individuals with disabilities? In 2011, the Center for Financial Inclusion asked this very question, to which 300 practioners around the globe responded.

In the Know: 2012 National Financial Capability Study

May 8, 2014

The 2012 National Financial Capability Survey underscores the need to ensure all Americans have access to the education, resources and tools they need to manage their money with confidence. This is the second study, done in consultation with the U.S...

In the Know: Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

April 22, 2014

With more than 100 million Americans considered low-income and economically vulnerable, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) hosted a November 2012 convention of financial empowerment experts, stakeholders and policymakers to share thei

Employer Credit Checks: A Barrier to Employment for Many, Including People with Disabilities

March 30, 2014

Checking the personal credit history of job applicants is a common practice for employers today. According to a survey of human resources professionals, nearly half of employers check an employee’s credit history when hiring for some or all...

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