ACTION ALERT for NEW MEXICO FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES!

ACTION ALERT for NEW MEXICO FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES!

SM-27 will be heard in Public Affairs TODAY! Senate Memorial 27 asks the state personnel office to study adding affordable loans to their employee benefits plan. It will be heard in Public Affairs TODAY at 2:30, in Room 321. It got a do pass recommendation by a 6-3 vote in Senate Rules Wednesday. About 4,500 state workers with low credit scores use storefront and internet loans averaging 300%...

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THANK YOU! SM-27 passes Rules Committee!

THANK YOU! SM-27 passes Rules Committee!

Senate Memorial 27 asks the state personnel office to study adding affordable loans to their employee benefits plan.  It will be heard in Public Affairs at 2:30today in Room 321.  It got a do pass recommendation by a 6-3 vote in Senate Rules yesterday. About 4,500 state workers with low credit scores use storefront and internet loans averaging 300% interest.  Turnkey services are...

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SM-27-URGENT-ACTION NEEDED

SM-27-URGENT-ACTION NEEDED

URGENT – CALL TO ACTION!! Senate Memorial 27 (STUDY LOW-COST LOANS TO STATE EMPLOYEES) is being heard in the Senate Rules Committee, TODAY, at 8:30 am!!!! Please call or email your Senators and let them know that you SUPPORT SM 27!   Here are the names and contact information for the Senate Rules Committee: (505) 986-4300 Switchboard Linda M. Lopez D Chair (505) 986-4300...

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Predatory Lending in NM – Bad for our State!

Predatory Lending in NM – Bad for our State!

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 Coalition, a consortium of over forty financial counselling and social service organizations, who see the...

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Giving Back Sunday – Jan. 17, 12 pm-9 pm

Giving Back Sunday – Jan. 17, 12 pm-9 pm

Friends, Join us Sunday, January 17th, at B2B for fun, food and celebration of PROSPERITY WORKS from noon to 9 pm!! With your support, we anticipate this new year will bring the opportunity to thrive for NM’s hard working families once more! B2B Bistronomy and their Giving Back Sunday program generously donates 20% of its revenue to our organization during these times! We’d love to...

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Title Loans: Grand theft Auto – It’s time to stop the grand theft auto of title loan companies. By Ona Porter and Steve Fischmann | December 23, 2015

Title Loans: Grand theft Auto – It’s time to stop the grand theft auto of title loan companies. By Ona Porter and Steve Fischmann | December 23, 2015

Originally posted here. COMMENTARY: Recently released government data on small loans in New Mexico confirms what consumer advocates have known all along. Title loan borrowers may as well pay a thief to steal their car. About 41,000 title loans were written in New Mexico in 2014, and 10,000 vehicles were repossessed. Horrible as that is, it doesn’t tell the full story. Many loans were renewals...

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Donate your SPARE CHANGE to Prosperity Works TODAY!!

Donate your SPARE CHANGE to Prosperity Works TODAY!!

Invest in New Mexico using your spare change! MyChange is an app that allows you to use the spare change from your credit or debit purchases to fund the movements and causes that you’re most passionate about – like ours. Sign up HERE to donate your SPARE CHANGE to Prosperity Works TODAY!!    MyChange utilizes a “bank grade” security program and is built with America’s most...

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New Era Ecomomy radio interview with Ona Porter

New Era Ecomomy radio interview with Ona Porter

In this radio interview with New Era Economy, Ona talks about Prosperity Works’ Asset Development strategies, our partners, and the Individual Development Account (IDA) and Prosperity Kids products.  She also discusses the impact of each. This interview originally aired December 6, 2015. Hosted by Darla...

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With your help, we reached our Giving Tuesday goal!!!

With your help, we reached our Giving Tuesday goal!!!

We are thrilled to announce that with your help, Prosperity Works raised over $10,000 through Giving Tuesday that will go toward matching funds for Child Savings Accounts and the Prosperity Kids™ Program!!! The money raised will support Prosperity Kids™, which has now enrolled over 450 children in ABQ; opening savings accounts in their own names with Prosperity Works as custodian. We want to...

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Homes For The Holidays

Homes For The Holidays

Home ownership remains at the heart of the American dream. This past September, Dahlia Christen-Ohoiwutun, her husband Michael, and their children Nomi, Brandyn, & Tara became the owners of a brand new home in Santa Fe! The Christen-Ohoiwutun family participated in Prosperity Works’ IDA Program and the Santa Fe Habitat For Humanity’s program to reach this amazing milestone.  They also...

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