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Volume 1, Issue 2, 2001   Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Greenspan on the Importance of Financial Literacy

"Financial literacy education may help to prevent vulnerable consumers from becoming entangled in some types of financially devastating credit arrangements."

Excerpts from remarks by Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan at the Community Affairs Research Conference of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C., April 6, 2001 Read more »

New Markets Tax Credits: The Next Tool for Community Development Financing

e-Perspectives asked Buzz Roberts, Vice President of Policy, Local Initiatives Support Corp., to provide an overview of the New Markets Tax Credit legislation enacted last December. The tax credits may serve as an investment option for corporations and individuals interested in making economic development investments in low-income communities. Read more »

News & Events

  • Sign up now! The 2001 National Community Development Lending School, will be held July 22-26, in Cleveland. Read more Off-site page
  • Mark Your Calendars! August 23-24, 2001—The Dallas Fed's conference, New Roads & e-Roads: Market Innovations in Community Development, will look at new resources and ways in which the rapidly changing banking environment is affecting low- and moderate-income people and communities. Current issues including CRA will also be discussed.
  • New Markets Tax Credit Guidance published by the Treasury's CDFI Fund April 20.

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