Economic Inclusion

WID E3 offers specific economic inclusion strategies, subject matter expertise, and technical assistance to improve the financial outcomes for people with disabilities. According to behavioral finance research, knowledge of basic financial information has the power to significantly reduce wealth inequality in the United States, particularly in traditionally underserved communities.

WID E3 has developed and curated a comprehensive group of resources to better meet the specific needs of the disability community. From budgeting, dealing with credit card debt, and taking advantage of refinancing opportunities to optimizing Social Security benefits, avoiding predatory lenders and financial scams, and planning for retirement, WID E3 has the resources to help change people’s lives.

WID is privileged to have assisted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in developing their “Focus on People with Disabilities, Your Money, Your Goals” Empowerment Toolkit. WID is also honored to be working with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to ensure their “Money Smart” curriculum is inclusive of and relevant to people with disabilities.

EQUITY

EQUITY: Asset Building Strategies for People with Disabilities, A Guide to Financial Empowerment covers all topics that are important to people with disabilities in their quest for improved finances and asset building. It is a stand-alone book and a video series. WID offers financial education trainings and technical assistance for families, individuals and professionals based on WIOA requirements and EQUITY: Asset-Building Strategies for People with Disabilities.

To learn more about how you can get started on a path to a better financial future, contact Thomas Foley, WID’s Deputy Director/Program Director, at tom@wid.org.

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