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It's that time of year again—the beginning of the year when we all have high hopes for losing those extra 10 pounds, or exercising more often. We all know where that inevitably ends up after a few months—back where we started, wishing that we had the willpower to stick to it. That’s why I’m encouraging you to choose a new year’s resolution you CAN stick to because it lasts all year and you only have to do it once!—automatic deposit to a savings account on a monthly or bi-weekly basis. If your work offers direct deposit, consider
Block Party Inspiration!"I would thank you all from the bottom of my heart, but for all of you my heart has no bottom" -ShelbyOn June 27 we celebrated the launching of a new era in our quest to end poverty and build sustainable communities in Vermont. After 50 years, we felt it was time to change our name to better reflect all that we do to help Vermonters every day to build stronger communities. We also had to celebrate in fashion, with our community, a
It has been 50 years since the beginning of the “War on Poverty” announced by President Johnson in 1964. With this declaration the President put in motion legislation and policies establishing the Office of Economic Opportunity and programs such as Head Start, Medicaid, Medicare, Pell Grants, and expansions to Social Security and nutrition programs including WIC and Food Stamps. A network of Community Action Agencies (CAAs) was created blanketing our nation with grassroots poverty alleviation and economic development programs.
It is great that the Center for Financial Literacy is convening a financial literacy task force (Times Argus May 1, 2014); financial literacy is indeed a critical issue. We at Capstone have been working on financial literacy for adults for the last 17 years. Our hope is that the task force will not just highlight the importance of financial literacy for teenagers and adults, but also move beyond financial literacy to promoting financial capability, encouraging behavior change as well as increasing knowledge.