The Story of Asset Building in New Mexico  

The Story of Asset Building in New Mexico  

The greatest promise of our nation is our people:  everyday Americans work hard and aspire to achieve the modest dream of making a living, providing for their families, and making a contribution to their community.  However, in this economic climate, our dreams are in danger as too many hard-working Americans are struggling to make ends meet. Some of us have savings, lines of credit,...

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Putt for Prosperity Works!!!

Putt for Prosperity Works!!!

Join us for the 4th Annual Rio Grande Credit Union Golf Classic, September 22, 2016! Starts at 1 p.m..  Registration includes participation in a 4 person scramble, dinner, range balls and cart.  This will be an exciting tournament! Some other exciting perks to the tourney: It will be scramble tourney, a raffle will be associated with the tourney, and, yes, there will be muligans for...

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CHASING THE DREAM: Building Family Assets

CHASING THE DREAM: Building Family Assets

Originally aired May 20, 2016 on NM PBS, NM In Focus – Last Friday, PBS, New Mexico in Focus, & correspondent Megan Kamerick brought us an inside look at the IDA Program and the Child Savings Accounts program and how participants have seen changes in their lives that go far beyond greater financial security. Highlighted are some individuals and families in New Mexico that are using, or...

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Sarah Silverman has it right!

Sarah Silverman has it right!

Hello there~   Recently Sarah Silverman asked her 8.26 million followers to invent an app that rounds up your change and sends it to causes – take a look: Sarah Silverman has it right!   And then… she discovered the new tool that Prosperity Works is using to collect spare change called MyChange:   Prosperity Works is partnering with MyChange because Sarah is right – if we all...

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Albuquerque Journal’s Winthrop Quigley talks with Ona on Prosperity Works

Albuquerque Journal’s Winthrop Quigley talks with Ona on Prosperity Works

Originally published: Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at 12:02am, Albuquerque Journal. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two Washington-based think tanks that are generally on opposite sides of the ideological divide collaborated to find a consensus approach to reducing poverty in our nation.   The plan, published last year by the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution, emphasizes among...

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Predatory Lending in NM – Bad for our State!

Predatory Lending in NM – Bad for our State!

Predatory Lending in NM – Bad for our State! Posted on Feb 4, 2016 in Featured, News, Take Action New Mexico cannot afford predatory loans. It is absolutely necessary for the Legislature to put a cap on the interest rates of these lenders.       PLEASE  take a look at the VIDEO produced by filmmaker Daniel Sonis in conjunction with the New Mexico Fair Lending...

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Sharin is Movin’ on UP!

Sharin is Movin’ on UP!

After 12 years of leadership with Prosperity Works, Senior Vice President, Sharon Henderson has taken a job in Washington DC!   The contributions that she has made to asset development in NM and the Nation have been immeasurable! We might even call her the mother of Individual Development Accounts (IDA’s) in New Mexico because she not only wrote our state’s legislation, she designed,...

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Talia Freedman ~ PW’s 1st Sustaining Donor of 2016!

Talia Freedman ~ PW’s 1st Sustaining Donor of 2016!

    Talia Freedman, Realtor of Signature Southwest Properties, is our first Sustaining Donor of 2016!!   Talia chooses to direct her monthly donations to PW’s Individual Development Account (IDA) initiative as she believes in the power of home ownership as a path to economic security and wealth building.  Having grown up in an apartment in lower Manhattan, home ownership for...

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UPDATE: THANK YOU ~ WITH YOUR HELP, SM 27 PASSED THE FLOOR!!

UPDATE: THANK YOU ~ WITH YOUR HELP, SM 27 PASSED THE FLOOR!!

We have just learned that Senate Memorial 27, a proposition to study Low Interest Loans for State Employees, has passed the floor! This could not have been possible without the help of our sponsor, Sen. Ortiz y Pino,  the NM Senators that helped this action pass, and the community support that all of you so graciously provided with your emails and calls for support. This is a monumental step in...

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SM 27 Heads to the Floor!

SM 27 Heads to the Floor!

Senate Memorial 27 asks the state personnel office to study adding affordable loans to their employee benefits plan.  It has passed both Rules and Public Affairs, and now, it heads to the Floor! About 4,500 state workers with low credit scores use storefront and internet loans averaging 300% interest.  Turnkey services are available through employee benefit plans that can save an average of...

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