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  • FoodService Director Magazine Highlights Working Credit

    FoodService Director Magazine highlights the effectiveness of Working Credit's benefit in improving the financial wellness of Harvard University's Dining Service workers.  View the complete article, "3 Ways Food Service Operators Can Promote Financial Wellness."  
  • New RCT Study of Working Credit Shows Positive Results

    New data from Alicia Sasser Modestino at Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy shows just how effective Working Credit’s financial wellness program is at helping participants quickly and dramatically raise their credit scores. As a result of Working Credit’s combination of education, credit wellness counseling, and data-informed…
  • ‘WORKING CREDIT MAKES GOOD BUSINESS SENSE’

    Jonathan Wishnick, owner of the Chicago franchise of Senior Helpers, cares a lot about his employees. He’s aware of the emotional and physical challenges they face in providing care for the frail elderly—including patients with dementia, and victims of strokes or serious illness—for up to twelve hours a day. “Our…
  • An Added Benefit of Credit Building: the Savings Habit

    By: Ricki Lowitz and Sharon Pomerantz It’s no secret that Americans have trouble saving money. According to last year’s Federal Reserve Report, almost 50% of U.S. households can’t cover an emergency expense of $400. These people live on the financial edge, in constant fear of a car breaking down, a…
  • Chicago Commons Child Care Teacher on the Move

    When Ricki Lowitz, founder of Working Credit, presented at Chicago Commons Guadalupano Family Day Care Center on the workings of the credit scoring system, and how to move toward financial stability by building a prime score, employee Lizette Castaneda didn’t need much convincing to sign up for further assistance. “I…
  • Working Credit Pilot Expands at Harvard University

    “Does anyone know someone who struggled to rent an apartment? To get a car loan under 20%? To get a mortgage?” Working Credit‘s Niki Volz, asked the crowd of Harvard University dining services workers gathered one morning in early 2015 for a semi-annual workplace training. Hands went up in response…
  • About Working Credit NFP

    Working Credit is a non-profit founded with a simple idea in mind: You don’t need to be wealthy to build good credit, you only need to know the rules. Yet over a third of US workers have either no credit score at all or a score below 600, leaving them…
  • Financial Services’ (CFSI) paper on secured credit

    Working Credit applauds Center for Financial Services’ (CFSI) paper on secured credit cards. We rely on secured credit cards as a go-to product for many of our clients.

 

 

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