Telling More Personal Stories in 2014

From NEFE

In the past year, NEFE also has begun telling more personal stories. In our monthly newsletter from SmartAboutMoney.org, SAM Says, we have highlighted personal essays about financial choices Americans face every day—such as prioritizing debt payments when approaching retirement, and why four-year college may not be right for everyone.

CashCourse regularly includes success stories from its 800 participating colleges, universities and community colleges in its newsletter, and the High School Financial Planning Program recently has begun featuring firsthand accounts from teachers on how they are implementing the HSFPP modules in their classrooms.

And personal profiles are the cornerstone of our blog for young adults, OnYourOwn.org, where we regularly share stories of financial mistakes and successes. Here is a sampling of On Your Own profiles in 2014:

From Homeless to Hopeful: Jeronna’s Story

Jeronna Bolden from homeless to hopefulThe inspiring story of a 30-year-old single mother named Jeronna Bolden who—despite doing everything “right”—found herself homeless after a job fell through. Bolden turned her situation around with a lot of personal strength and the help of nonprofit service agencies such as Dress for Success.

How I Did It: Filed for Bankruptcy

Writer Erica Bradley tells of her difficult decision to file bankruptcy after racking up credit card debt and failing to find a job after college graduation.

Love and Money: Lindsey and Troy’s Story

Lindsey and Troy love and moneyThis young couple had been living together for two years when one of them discovered that their joint checking account was overdrawn by $700, revealing a much larger financial infidelity issue.

Lessons from My Parents

Nontraditional college student Keve Brockington reveals how frivolous spending forced him to drop out of school when he was 19, and how he returned to higher education after his father’s death in 2011.

How I Did It: Became Husband Material

Chris and Nikky how i became husband materialWhen 25-year-old college dropout Chris Holton met his future wife, he knew he had to get his finances in order. He joined the Army and changed the course of his life and his career.


Visit OnYourOwn.org to read more and visit SmartAboutMoney.org, CashCourse.org and HSFPP.org to sign up for program newsletters.

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Contacts

  • Paul Golden

    Media Relations Director

    Direct: 303-224-3514
    Cell: 303-918-3620
    [email protected]

  • Patricia (Pat) Seaman

    Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

    Direct: 303-224-3538
    [email protected]