NEFE Research

NEFE encourages better understanding of personal finance by identifying and promoting in-depth exploration of financial issues of concern to the public. We do this through research studies, conferences, symposia, think tanks, round-table discussions, and other activities that we sponsor.
APLUS Wave 3

APLUS Wave 3

by NEFE

Transitioning to Adulthood in Rough Economic Terrain

Arizona Pathways to Life Success for University Students (APLUS), an investigation at the University of Arizona that follows young adults from their college years to the workforce, is discovering how the majority of young adults are struggling to achieve financial security in their transition from college to adulthood and how this time of passage affects financial attitudes, behaviors and overall well-being.

The Effect of Financial Literacy and Financial Education on Downstream Financial Behavior

The Effect of Financial Literacy and Financial Education on Downstream Financial Behavior

by NEFE

The purpose of this project was to compare the strength of findings across studies with different designs and different kinds of statistical analyses, all exploring the same core question: What is the connection between financial literacy and the choices that people make about their finances?

Ongoing Research Projects

Ongoing Research Projects

by NEFE

NEFE provides research funding for exploratory projects on personal finance and financial behaviors. We currently have several projects in progress, including research on young adults, debt, and the diminished capacity of aging Americans. Please check this page for information and updates for ongoing projects.

Pre-Service Teacher Training Salon

Pre-Service Teacher Training Salon

by NEFE

This small event focused on the needs, obstacles, and opportunities for integrating personal finance content into the education major at universities, including the steps necessary to include and/or pilot financial education into pre-service teacher preparation—especially in states that are adding the content to school-based standards in subject areas that have not traditionally taught personal finance (e.g. social studies and mathematics).

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Contacts

  • Billy J. Hensley, Ph.D.

    Director of Education

    Direct: 303-224-3505
    bjh@nefe.org

  • Greta Holtz

    Manager of Grants

    Direct: 303-224-3531
    gnz@nefe.org