Program Aims to Help Low-Income Families Save

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Creating a nest egg is considered key for people trying to beat poverty. An experimental program called IDAs — individual development accounts — help low-income people save money. The program matches savings twice — up to $2,000 — by the federal government and a community- based non-profit. IDAs have helped some 20,000 working-poor families begin to accumulate assets. From San Francisco member station KALW, and New California Media, Holly Kernan reports.



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