Update on NEFE Curriculum

NEFE has evolved into an institute that advances high-impact scholarly research and facilitates collaboration with practitioners, advocates and policymakers. Due to this new direction, we have retired the High School Financial Planning Program® (HSFPP) and Smart About Money (SAM). The CashCourse® program has been transferred to the Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance and is available without interruption.

Learn about NEFE's evolving strategy

NEFE President and CEO, Dr. Billy J. Hensley, on our new strategic future.

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Research Grants Awarded Since 2006

NEFE News

Opportunity Leads to Participation, According to Recent Poll on Financial Education Access

NEFE has collected new data, further substantiating how individuals with financial education opportunities choose to take it in overwhelming numbers.

NEFE Announces Nearly $500,000 in New Grants

Our next grant cycle opens September 15th.

Not all Mandates are Created Equal: a 2022 Legislative Recap

By Emma Donahue, Manager, Policy and Advocacy

Our policy and advocacy team’s analysis of financial education bills and provisions from the most recent legislative session.

Understanding Racial Trauma's Impact on Financial Literacy

By Chole McKenzie, Founder, BlackFem, Inc.

Personal finance programming likely does not capture the multi-layered texture of individual socioeconomic experiences and struggles.

In Context: Understanding Racial Trauma's Impact on Financial Literacy

By The NEFE Institute Team

We will continue to push for nuanced approaches to financial education: those that situate peoples’ experiences of systemic racism and trauma in context, and those that integrate culturally sensitive teaching.

Building (and Rebuilding) Trust in Higher Education: What Community Leaders Face

By The NEFE Institute

Lack of experience, trust and access to reputable financial funding sources is one of the key issues our Focus on FinEd Podcast Series Addresses.

New Polling Shows How Race, Income Play a Role in Discriminatory Practices by the Financial Services Sector

Of those who have experienced discrimination or bias, a significant number attribute the reason to their identity or personal circumstances.

How LGBTQIA+ Representation Assures Better Data

By Billy J. Hensley, Ph.D., President and CEO National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)

Only when all individuals and families are provided a level playing field free of bias and discrimination will we truly be able to achieve economic stability.

Nearly 1 in 3 LGBTQIA+ Respondents Say They’ve Experienced Discrimination, Bias in Financial Services

This is a summary of a survey of 1,050 U.S. adults who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their interactions with the financial services sector.

NEFE Research

Supporting research in the field of financial well-being.

NEFE promotes a better understanding of personal finance by identifying and investigating the financial issues affecting people's lives. We advance effective financial education through research studies, symposia, think tanks and round table discussions.

NEFE funds rigorous, innovative and actionable research that seeks to improve the public's financial well-being and has the potential to make a profound contribution to our field.

Our research values drive this work.

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How can we help our nation heal?

NEFE has always valued equity and inclusion, but is making a greater commitment to evolve by investing in communities of color and underserved populations.