Consumers

Covering Financial Challenges for Every Stage of Life

NEFE has a variety of self-help websites and resources that are noncommercial and frequently updated to ensure that we provide credible, reliable information to consumers.

Smart About Money (SAM)

Consumers from all walks of life can use this website to find practical articles, financial calculators, quizzes, worksheets, money-saving tips, discussion forums and other valuable resources to help answer commonly asked questions and provide courses of action for various economic situations.

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Spendster

“Why did I buy that?” NEFE’s YouTube™-like community website encourages users of all ages and financial backgrounds to share stories and videos of impulse buying, overspending or just plain wasting money.

My Retirement Paycheck

This website helps consumers answer important questions about interrelated retirement issues. Whether consumers have saved a lot or a little for retirement, this resource helps individuals considering retirement make wise decisions based on the assets they have.

Your Spending, Your Saving, Your Future

This all-in-one guide addresses financial goal-setting, getting out of debt, using a checking account and credit card, monitoring and controlling spending, and boosting savings and investments.

On Your Own

NEFE created this blog to help people who are just starting out on their own financially. From lessons learned with real people and interviews with experts to money tips, strategies, and options, On Your Own supports young people on their paths to financial independence.

Money Tips

NEFE’s most popular booklet, 40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know addresses decisions young adults make during college that involve a few bucks or thousands of dollars. Parents, teachers, and students themselves consider this the go to guide for making better decisions toward financial independence.

Guides and booklets are not available in printed hard copy; NEFE does not retain copies at their offices. Please print out your own copy. If you are an organization and need to request permission to reprint, please email marcom@nefe.org with your request.