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NEFE Celebrates 30 Years

NEFE now has more than 30 years of experience driving the financial education and financial well-being fields to new and innovative heights. Learn more about the work we have done, are doing and will push for in the future.

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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RTDNA, NEFE Partner on Personal Finance Reporting Resource

Uncover the power of Finance 411: RTDNA & NEFE's dynamic partnership, helping delivering impactful personal finance reporting.

Boarding Schools and Western Education-Related Trauma

By Stephanie Cote

Learn about the profound legacy of Native American boarding schools, unraveling the trauma and triumphs. Discover the path to healing and success in indigenous education.

In Context: Historic Injustice and Financial Education in Indigenous Communities

Delve into the profound examination of historic injustices and financial education within Indigenous communities. NEFE, led by Stephanie Cote, unravels critical narratives, challenging conventional approaches. Join us in reshaping effective financial education with cultural sensitivity.

Trends in Innovation and Impact

NEFE's 2022 Summit introduced key principles—Access, Quality, and Impact. As we gear up for this year's Financial Education Innovation & Impact Summit, see an outline for our field for the next several years.

Community and Optimism: Revisiting the 2023 Financial Literacy Day on the Hill

Explore the spirit of collaboration at the 2023 Financial Literacy Day on the Hill! NEFE helps organize advocates, policymakers, and educators to champion financial education for a brighter financial future.

Poll: One-third of Native Community Members Encountered Bias, Exclusion From the Financial Services Sector

Unlock financial insights: NEFE's poll finds that one-third of Native community members face bias and exclusion in the financial services sector, double the rate of the general adult population.

Community Reinvestment Act Reforms: A Powerful Tool Against Racial Discrimination in Finance

By NEFE Staff

Explore how recent reforms to the CRA tackle racial discrimination in finance, promoting inclusivity and better address today’s challenges.

The Origin Story: Manifest Destiny’s Creation of Economic Deserts and the Devastation of Subsistence Economy

By Stephanie Cote

Uncover the untold story of Native Communities economies – Manifest Destiny's legacy revealed. Join us on a journey through history, land and finance with Indigenous economies.

Higher Education Institutions In Oregon, Alabama Receive Grant Funding For Financial Education Research

Unlocking Financial Wisdom: NEFE Awards Grants to Lewis and Clark College, University of Alabama for Innovative Research in Financial Education.