Everyone Deserves Financial Education

The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) is the leading private nonprofit 501(c)(3) national foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision making for individuals and families through every stage of life.

Comprehensive, ongoing financial education is a powerful force for positive change. It helps people navigate financial decision making and equips learners with the tools and confidence to chart their financial journeys. Effective financial education focuses on what works and produces strong outcomes. Investing in research provides deeper understanding of financial behaviors and contributes to our knowledge of how to best support people striving for better lives.

We’re committed to leading and encouraging best practices in research, education and evaluation to collectively impact the financial capability of Americans.

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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 and round table discussions.

NEFE funds rigorous, innovative and actionable research that increases the financial education community’s body of knowledge; provides insight into financial behavior; and contributes to the field’s understanding of effective educational practices.

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Educational Resources

NEFE offers a variety of self-help websites and resources that are noncommercial and frequently updated to ensure that we provide credible and reliable information.

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A customizable online tool for nonprofit universities and colleges, CashCourse® offers a wealth of financial education resources for you and your students.

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High School Financial Planning Program

High School Financial Planning Program

Our flagship program helps teachers reaching students in grades 8-12 present fundamental personal finance skills to teens to prepare them for financial independence. It can be taught in a variety of settings including classroom, after-school programs and workshops.

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Smart About Money

Smart About Money

Consumers from all walks of life can use this website to find self-directed courses, informative articles, calculators, quizzes, worksheets, money-saving tips, discussion forums and other valuable resources to answer commonly asked questions and address various economic situations.

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On Your Own

Our blog is designed to help people who are just starting out on their own financially. From lessons learned with real people and interviews with experts, to money tips, strategies and options, On Your Own supports young people who are beginning their journey toward financial independence.

Evaluation Toolkit

Evaluation Toolkit

This online evaluation toolkit helps you understand and evaluate concepts and efficiently apply them to your educational programs so you can document the impact programs have on learners.

My Retirement Paycheck

My Retirement Paycheck

This website answers important questions about interrelated retirement issues. Whether consumers have saved a lot or a little for retirement, this resource helps individuals transitioning to retirement make wise decisions based on the assets they have.

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