Podcast: Rani Deshpande and Ruth Dueck-Mbeba Share Insights on Youth and Their Money

Nicole Tosh, New America Foundation
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

At the recent YouthSave event, Youth and Their Money, Rani Deshpande, Director of YouthSave at Save the Children, and Ruth Dueck-Mbeba, Program Manager at MasterCard Foundation sat down with New America Program Associate, Vishnu Sridharan, to discuss the business case for youth savings, the priorities of the MasterCard Foundation in microsavings and youth savings, and how youth manage their money.


Insights and Takeaways from the Event "Youth and Their Money"

Ashley Alman, New America Foundation
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

You probably brush your teeth every morning, a habit you started developing as soon as you were able to hold your own tooth brush. So, what if we applied the same logic to asset building – that as soon as you could grasp a handful of change, you started saving?

Members of the YouthSave Consortium and other youth finance experts gathered at New America yesterday to argue that this logic can – and should – be applied to today’s youth.

Next Steps in Youth Savings: Policies, Products & Profitability

Eric Tyler, New America Foundation
Monday, July 30, 2012


"Despite this, when it comes to youth savings, there is still a demand to “crack the profitability nut” and to better understand the social impact of these products in the short and long term."


NEW DATA: Teens in Poor Nations Seek to Save More Money For the Future

Jamie Zimmerman and Clara Hogan, New America Foundation
Monday, July 30, 2012


"The most pertinent conclusion: teens in poor nations want to save larger amounts of money in secure places over the long-term to pay for their education or to start a small business, which can be used to bump them up into a better set of opportunities."

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