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

Nationwide Opinion Poll Gauges Financial Decision-Making Confidence and Resources of U.S. Adults

We followed up on our recent opinion poll of U.S. adults on types of personal finance decisions made by then exploring the reasons behind the confidence of those decisions.

#FinCon2022: A Retrospective

The NEFE staff who attended this year ranged from experienced FinCon participants to newbies. Each of them had a different perspective on their key takeaways.

Confidence in Making Personal Financial Decisions

When polled, 83% of U.S. adults admitted to making at least one personal finance-related decision over the past year.

What We’re Reading: Can Social Capital Supplement Financial Education

A Brookings research report highlights social capital in relation to bonding versus bridging, families, mentors and peer networks.

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.

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.