What It's Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation

Laura Choi, David Erickson, Katie Griffin, Andrea Levere and Ellen Seidman

“The effects of the recession are still being felt by many families, particularly those that had very little in savings and other assets beforehand,” notes Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Janet Yellen in her foreword to a new book from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED). What It’s Worth emphasizes the importance of building financial health and well-being so families can become more resilient to economic downturns and build wealth.  Bringing together over 30 essays, the book takes a holistic look at financial well-being, emphasizing the linkages to other fields such as education, health, housing and workforce training.

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