NEFE Research

NEFE encourages better understanding of personal finance by identifying and promoting in-depth exploration of financial issues of concern to the public. We do this through research studies, conferences, symposia, think tanks, round-table discussions, and other activities that we sponsor.
Ongoing Research Projects

Ongoing Research Projects

by NEFE Grantees

NEFE provides research funding for exploratory projects on personal finance and financial behaviors. We currently have several projects in progress, including research on young adults, debt, and the diminished capacity of aging Americans. Please check this page for information and updates for ongoing projects.

Financial Infidelity 2018 Reissue

Financial Infidelity 2018 Reissue

by NEFE

The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) has been following financial infidelity for a decade, and the problem continues to be prevalent among couples.

Financial Infidelity Complete Survey 2018 Reissue Complete SurveyFinancial Infidelity Survey Summary 2018 Reissue Summary FindingsCelebrate Relationships, But Beware of Financial Infidelity Press Release

Parents Supporting Adult Children 2017

Parents Supporting Adult Children 2017

by NEFE

This consumer survey, reissued from a previous release in 2011, looks at ways in which parents are providing financial support to their adult children. The online survey was conducted by Harris Poll® in December 2017.

Parents Supporting Adult Children 2017 Survery Summary Summary FindingsParents Supporting Adult Children 2017 Complete Survery Complete Survey

Enhancing Retirement Savings with School-Based Financial Education

Enhancing Retirement Savings with School-Based Financial Education

by George Washington University

This study, funded by a NEFE grant to George Washington University, analyzes findings from the OECD’s 2012 PISA financial literacy data and their implications for the development of sustainable retirement systems.

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