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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.

Financial Education Innovation & Impact Summit

FEI&I Summit: Uniting experts, advocates, and educators in impactful conversations on financial education and wellness. Connect and learn in the Personal Finance Ecosystem.

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Financial Education Policy Convenings

In early 2021, NEFE partnered with the Council for Economic Education (CEE) to host a series of five Financial Education Policy Convenings. The series of virtual events aimed to provide state policy makers a forum in which to discuss the opportunities, technicalities and challenges they encounter when considering statewide financial education policy and programming.

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.

Five Key Factors for Effective Financial Education

Achieve impactful financial education with trained educators, validated materials, timely instruction, relevant content, and evidence-based evaluations.

Retired Educational Programs and Initiatives

NEFE has developed and managed many successful programs and initiatives that helped different audiences improve their financial literacy and financial well-being. Throughout the years, these programs have been retired for strategic purposes, allowing us to concentrate on new ways to support the financial capability field.

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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