ABOUT THIS ISSUE BRIEF
This brief was prepared by RTI International, under contract to ASPE as part of the “Marriage Education, Financial Literacy, and Asset Development” task order. As part of this task order, ASPE convened a Roundtable Meeting bringing together researchers and practitioners from the marriage education, financial literacy, and asset development fields to begin a dialogue on the relationship between healthy marriages and financial practices. A summary of the Roundtable, and a companion brief “Health Relationships and Financial Stability 101,” are available online at: http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/08/MEFLAD-Roundtable/index.shtml
This is the first of two briefs that examine the interplay between education and skills-building programming for lower income individuals and families in the areas of marriage and relationships, financial literacy, and asset development. This brief provides an overview of existing programs and practices. It highlights opportunities for collaboration between the marriage and family-strengthening initiatives and the financial literacy and asset-building initiatives, and concludes with lessons for building the foundations of family and financial stability.