CAAB

Investing in People, Strengthening Communities

Manage
Your
Money

Financial Education Program: Seminars, Workshops and One-on-One Counseling for setting financial goals, managing debt, and saving to achieve financial goals.

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Savings

Matched Savings Program: Save money to go to college, buy a home, or start or expand a business.

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Free Tax
Preparation

It's Your Money: Claim it & Keep it! Learn about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax benefits.

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About Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB)

Learn about the people and programs that make CAAB one of DC's best small nonprofits.

Through its Financial Education, Matched Savings and Consumer Education programs, and research and advocacy, Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is working to ensure that all residents in the Greater DC area have opportunities to save and invest in their dreams.

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Success Stories

  • IDA Saver_Homeownership_Miati (DC)

    Success Story

    Miati's Success Story

    Miati recommends paying yourself first and making savings deposits quickly.

  • IDA Saver_Small Business (DC)

    Success Story

    Dion's Success Story

    "I was extremely fortunate to learn about CAAB and the IDAs because it gave me a chance to save, get a match and achieve my goal."

  • Recomendaciones del CFPB Sobre el Envío de Dinero a Otro País

    Recomendaciones del CFPB Sobre el Envío de Dinero a Otro País

    July 25, 2016

    ¿Envía usted dinero a su familia, amigos, u otras personas en otro país? ¿Está pensando en enviar dinero al exterior? Infórmese sobre sus derechos cuando envía dinero a otro país.

  • Avoid Check Cashing Fees

    Avoid Check Cashing Fees

    July 20, 2016

    Why spend hundreds of dollars a year at a check-cashing company when you can deposit your money for free and pay your bills at no additional cost? Today, everybody can get a bank account. Even if you’ve had problems with an account in the past, or have never had an account before.

  • Protéjase del Robo de Identidad: Recomendaciones del IRS

    Protéjase del Robo de Identidad: Recomendaciones del IRS

    July 18, 2016

    Para el 2016, el Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS, por sus siglas en inglés), los estados y la industria de impuestos se unieron para promulgar nuevas garantías, en inglés, y tomar medidas adicionales para combatir el robo de identidad relacionado con los impuestos. Muchas de estas garantías no serán visibles para usted, pero de gran valor para nuestra lucha contra estas organizaciones criminales. Si usted prepara su propia declaración con el software de impuestos, verá nuevas normas de registros en el acceso. Algunos estados también han tomado medidas adicionales. Visite el sitio web de su agencia de impuestos estatal para detalles adicionales.

  • Financially Empowering ASPIRE to Entrepreneurship Pilot Program Participants

    Financially Empowering ASPIRE to Entrepreneurship Pilot Program Participants

    July 15, 2016

    Throughout the week of July 11th, Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) provided financial education classes to the participants of the ASPIRE to Entrepreneurship Pilot Program in Washington, DC. Participants learned how to gain control of their finances by acquiring knowledge of their relationship with money, how to budget, how to properly utilize credit, their financial rights and how to save & invest for a better future.