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Introducing the Personal Finance Ecosystem

Financial education is one element in a complex, interrelated ecosystem that comprises a wide array of internal and external elements. This ecosystem framing helps convey the dynamics of influence and challenges the field to consider the various elements when designing research, interventions and success metrics.

Educational Resources

From teachers in the classroom to financial planning professionals and community volunteers, NEFE offers resources to support those teaching money management. NEFE’s high school program, college program and adult education program can help educators facilitate financial education in the classroom, the community and online.

Evaluation 101

Financial education plays an important role in guiding individuals to achieve their financial goals and contribute to the economic well-being of society. While there are many factors to consider, NEFE has taken measures to improve evaluation studies—for both practitioners and researchers.

Additional Educational Resources

40 Money Management Tips

40 Money Management Tips

NEFE’s most popular publication, addresses decisions young adults make during their college years. Parents, teachers and students consider this the go-to guide for making better decisions toward financial well-being.

Your Spending Your Savings

Your Spending, Your Saving, Your Future

This all-in-one guide addresses financial goal-setting, getting out of debt, using bank accounts and credit card, monitoring and controlling spending, and boosting savings and investments.

Five Key Factors for Effective Financial Education

5 Key Factors For Effective Financial Education

The effect of financial education programs depends on numerous aspects of instruction, curricula and rigor. As a guide for educators on how to identify and implement successful financial education, NEFE has outlined five key factors that all programs should utilize to maximize the effect of outcomes.

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