A Fragile Balance: Emergency Savings and Liquid Resources for Low-Income Consumers (2015)


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Palgrave MacMillan
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5.5 X 0.7 X 8.5 inches | 0.9 pounds

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Dan Ariely, Duke University, USA Sonya Caesar, Community College of Baltimore County, USA Krista Comer, Washington University in St. Louis, USA Jessica Dorrance, University of North Carolina, USA Karan Gill, King County Council, WA, USA Leah Gjertson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Washington University in St. Louis, USA Jayson Halladay, Piggymojo, USA Karen Heisler, Rural Dynamics Inc., USA Sharon Henderson, Prosperity Works, USA Ingrid Holguin, Opportunity Fund, USA Clinton Key, The Pew Charitable Trusts, USA Ed Khashadourian, Opportunity to Assets, USA Cäzilia Loibl, The Ohio State University, USA Seth Lutter, Rural Dynamics, Inc., USA Kim Manturuk, Duke University, USA Margaret McKenna, ConTEXT, USA Benita Melton, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, USA Dana Mills, The Prosperity Agenda, USA Jonathan Mintz, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, USA Stephanie Moulton, The Ohio State University, USA Dana Perantie, Washington University in St. Louis, USA Blair Russell, Center for Social Development, USA Anya Samak, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Thomas Shapiro, Brandeis University, USA


"A Fragile Balance is a must-read for individuals working with low-income consumers. ... this book provided a nice summary of the research to date on saving initiatives for low to moderate income households. ... The book is especially beneficial to community organizations wanting to help grow the emergency savings of low to moderate income households. ... I highly recommend this book for anyone working with low to moderate income households!" (Sonya L. Britt, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Vol. 37, 2016)