Wildfire is consistently working toward a fair economic environment for all Arizonans by advocating for the elimination of predatory lending, banking, and savings products.
Promoting access to wealth accelerators for low-income populations and developing safe alternative banking products.
Children’s Savings Accounts
VITA / TCE
Helping low-income persons file their taxes for free through our partnership with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs.
People of color, people with disabilities, people with less education, unmarried persons, and women are more likely to experience poverty.
In the United States, 29.4% of the population will experience 5 or more years of poverty in their lives.
Between the ages of 25 and 60, 61.8% of the population will encounter at least 1 year of poverty.
Arizona’s payday lending restrictions save our state’s residents over $167 million each year.
American credit card debt reached record highs in 2018. Americans owe $1.023 trillion in credit card debt. Black Americans are more likely to be targeted by bill collectors; 71% of black households have been contacted by someone attempting to collect a debt, compared to just 50% of white households with comparable incomes.
Americans owe $1.48 trillion to student loan servicers.
In 2015, 56% of Arizona students graduated with student loan debt.
The cost of a post-secondary education has increased by 200% over the past three decades.