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  • Study: Self-Efficacy is Biggest Factor in Financial Well-Being posted 5.18.18

    Financial self-efficacy is a better predictor of financial well-being more than race, gender and socioeconomic background, according to a landmark 10-year study.

  • National Endowment for Financial Education Names New CEO posted 5.10.18

    The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) proudly announces that Billy J. Hensley, Ph.D., has been named today as the new president and CEO effective July 9, 2018. Hensley, who for the past eight years has been NEFE’s senior director of education, will replace Ted Beck, who announced his retirement after 13 years leading the nonprofit foundation.

  • 1 in 3 Americans are Financially Fragile posted 4.16.18

    Research funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education® and conducted by the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at the George Washington University, finds one in three Americans are financially fragile, meaning they are unable to cope with emergency expenses in a short timeframe.

  • Financial Education and Social Work posted 3.27.18

    Already advising on complex topics like housing, public benefits and health insurance, social workers may soon add financial education and guidance to their services. But would training social workers to increase the financial capability of their communities be too much to ask of an already strained profession? Or might it be an essential ingredient that has been underestimated all along?

  • Why We Need to Train Social Workers Now posted 3.27.18

    New NEFE-funded research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests that now is the time to add financial education to social work curriculum.

  • Latinas: Hungry for Financial Education, Challenged by Cultural Sterotypes posted 3.1.18

    Researchers at the University of Notre Dame, in a study funded by NEFE®, say Latinas have a huge appetite for financial education and a strong desire to save, and their savings could provide a critical safety net to America’s largest minority group.

  • Celebrate Relationships, But Beware of Financial Infidelity posted 2.14.18

    The National Endowment for Financial Education has been following financial infidelity for a decade, and the problem continues to be prevalent among couples. The latest findings from a biennial survey finds two in five (41 percent) of American adults who combine finances with a partner or spouse, admit to committing financial deceptions against their loved one.

  • Research Statistic on Financial Windfalls and Bankruptcy posted 2.9.18

    Over the past couple of years several news organizations have attributed a statistic to the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) stating that 70 percent of lottery winners end up bankrupt in just a few years after receiving a large financial windfall. This statistic is not backed by research from NEFE, nor can it be confirmed by the organization.

  • Meet NEFE's Leadership posted 1.10.18

    Our programs and initiatives come together to form a cohesive whole, which is overseen by NEFE’s Board of Trustees. Their high-level vision and strategy guides our ensemble, contributing to its many initiatives and helping NEFE achieve its goals individually, in small task forces, or together as a body. Meet the top brass.

  • Majority of Americans Resolve For Financial Well-Being in 2018 posted 1.2.18

    The latest issue of an annual survey on consumer expectations from the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) finds over two thirds of U.S. adults will set a financial New Year’s resolution for 2018, a consistent indication that many Americans continue to focus on their financial health as much as their physical health.

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