Stemming from the Access to Assets (ATA) program, EQUITY offers people with disabilities a road map to financial independence and economic inclusion. Join three WID staff members, Thomas Foley, Kat Zigmont, and Alex Ghenis, in the EQUITY video series below; if you’d like to read the EQUITY book, click on the link to the EQUITY book post.
A big thanks to our sponsor, the Friedman Family Foundation.
For more information, contact Thomas Foley, WID Deputy Director/Program Director, at .
It is possible for people with disabilities to work and save while retaining the benefits they need. Learn about ABLE accounts, which allow saving for the future, and Medicaid working-disabled programs that allow people with disabilities to earn money while keeping healthcare and personal attendant services. More information can be found in Chapter 1 of the EQUITY book.
The most important thing to do with money is to provide it with direction. Learn how to track where your money goes by drafting a budget that considers your expenses and your income, along with your saving, investing, and debt. More information can be found in Chapter 2 of the EQUITY book.
Having good credit is vital to everything from taking out a loan or renting an apartment to turning on utilities or even getting employed. Learn what credit is, why it matters, how to check your credit, and how to improve your credit score. More information can be found in Chapter 4 of the EQUITY book.
Identity theft can negatively impact your financial reputation, including your credit score. It’s important to be aware of identity theft tactics regarding both your digital security and your paper security; learn the proactive steps you can take to increase that security. More information can be found in Chapter 5 of the EQUITY book.
Home ownership is a great long-term financial investment, offering both the opportunity for stable housing costs over a 30-year period and the slow but steady capital appreciation as one’s mortgage is paid off. More information can be found in Chapter 6 of the EQUITY book.
This video offers bulletproof retirement strategies that people with disabilities can employ right now to improve economic self-sufficiency. Learn about long-term investment and taking advantage of compound interest, to different ways to save money and still keep government benefits. More information can be found in Chapter 8 of the EQUITY book.
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