Resources on Assets and Financial Security

OK Policy is actively involved in developing and promoting policy ideas that will allow more Oklahomans to build assets as a way to reduce poverty and expand economic opportunity. This page is intended as a guide to some key resources and materials that will help you become better informed asset building policies and practices. It is an ongoing work that will be added to over time.

Research and Publications

Blog Posts

  • Six steps to promote financial security Oct 2011
  • Oklahoma Assets: Coalition to advance economic security takes another step forward June 2011
  • Quick Cash and Debt Traps: Predatory payday lending in Oklahoma – May 2011
  • When a job is not enough: New measure looks at what’s needed for economic security – April 2011
  • Wealth and Worth: What’s race got to do with it? – April 2011
  • Promoting financial security: Matched savings account programs – Feb 2011
  • Experimenting with Savings: The Seed for Oklahoma Kids study – Jan 2011
  • Upside down: New study shows most asset building spending benefits the wealthy – October 2010
  • Going to scale: Initiatives to strengthen financial security are spreading – Sept 2010 
  • The 2010 Asset Learning Conference: Creating the Save and Invest Economy – Sept 2010
  • Child Development Accounts can offer a “financial head start” – Sept 2010
  • Assets can build the bridge from poverty to self-sufficiency – Sept 2010
  • ASPIRE-ing to lifetime savigs and building assets – April 2010
  • Asset poverty data show many have no cushion to fall back on  – March 2010
  • The racial wealth gap – October 2009
  • College savings plan: Time to get serious – October 2009
  • Automatic for the People: New approaches to building savings – Sept 2009

Organizations and Coalitions


Oklahoma Policy Insititute (OK Policy) advances equitable and fiscally responsible policies that expand opportunity for all Oklahomans through non-partisan research, analysis, and advocacy.

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