pew economic mobility project http://michiganradio.org en Saving money and upward mobility go hand-in-hand http://michiganradio.org/post/saving-money-and-upward-mobility-go-hand-hand <p>The amount of money you save can have a <a href="http://www.pewstates.org/uploadedFiles/PCS_Assets/2009/EMP_Savings_Report.pdf">big impact</a> on your child's life.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org">State of Opportunity</a>'s <a href="http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org/people/jennifer-guerra">Jennifer Guerra</a> recently <a href="http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org/post/link-between-savings-and-upward-mobility">spoke with</a> Erin Currier, director of the <a href="http://www.pewstates.org/projects/economic-mobility-project-328061">Pew Economic Mobility Project</a>&nbsp;to learn more. According to <a href="http://www.pewtrusts.org/experts_profile.aspx?id=85899368074">Currier</a>, a child is more likely to move up the income ladder when his/her parents are able to develop their own assets.</p><p>For 20 year-old Monique Norton, 2013 is all about developing <a href="http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org/post/link-between-savings-and-upward-mobility">her own assets</a>. She's made it her New Year's resolution to save $4,000 by the summer. So far she's saved a little more than half.</p><p>Norton wants to use the money to provide a better life for her son, six-month old Jamar. For Norton, this means buying a decent used car and moving out of her mother's subsidized housing complex in Battle Creek. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10679 at http://michiganradio.org Saving money and upward mobility go hand-in-hand