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NEFE supports and encourages journalists from all disciplines to regularly and effectively report on consumer finance issues.  

Whether you’re a seasoned business writer, freelancer or general assignment reporter, we’re here to help you with your reporting. Our News section below offers timely and unique story ideas, surveys and the latest on NEFE’s groundbreaking behavioral research. We also provide annual awards to recognize the best in personal finance reporting through our partners the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).


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NEFE Invests in Underserved Communities

NEFE is making a greater commitment to address structural and systemic racism and inequality by investing in several organizations that support underrepresented populations.

NEFE, AFCPE Partner to Support Diverse Communities

NEFE is launching an initiative through a partnership with the AFCPE to fully sponsor the training and credentialing of 100 new Accredited Financial Counselors® (AFC®), all of which will be people of color.

Racism, Bias and Economic Inequality Impair the Financial Well-Being of Millions

NEFE provides unrestricted operational grants to organizations focused on equity.



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Mandates Matter When it Comes to Borrowing for College

Managing rising education costs remains a challenge for families. A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll finds three quarters of American parents are regularly saving for their child’s education, yet two thirds will rely on grants on grants/scholarships to pay for education costs, and about one third (34 percent) say they will rely on loans.

Digest Special Issue: Serving Domestic Violence Survivors

NEFE has partnered with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) to create this special publication for Voices Rising: NCADV's 17th Annual National Conference on Domestic Violence.

Study: Self-Efficacy is Biggest Factor in Financial Well-Being

Financial self-efficacy is a better predictor of financial well-being more than race, gender and socioeconomic background, according to a landmark 10-year study.



Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 Say COVID-19 Crisis is Causing Financial Stress

According to a new survey released by NEFE, nearly nine in 10 (88 percent) Americans say the COVID-19 crisis is causing stress on their personal finances.

Survey: Majority of Americans Plan to Hone Financial Focus in 2020

NEFE's annual survey on consumer expectations, finds that three quarters of U.S. adults will make financial New Year’s resolutions for 2020 and that they may have anxiety over their ability to save money.

Survey: Many Americans Satisfied with Tax Filing Outcome

Significant changes to the federal tax law in 2019 led to speculation that many taxpayers would end up owing money unexpectedly. Read how a new poll finds that 2 in 5 Americans are happy with their results.

NEFE Digest

NEFE Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer Joanne Flores Moses, CPA

As a high school junior in the 1970s, Joanne Flores Moses knew she wanted a career that would provide a solid financial future for herself and her family. One day her American history teacher mentioned the many opportunities for women in personal accounting. He said his wife was a certified public accountant (CPA) and that the field was likely to grow as taxes and retirement plans became more complicated. At that moment, Moses decided to become a CPA.

Mandates Matter on the Path to Better Borrowing for College

A new NEFE-funded study adds to the body of evidence that financial education mandates improve financial outcomes. Students in states where financial education is required to graduate from high school make better financial aid decisions as college freshmen, shifting from higher-cost to lower-cost borrowing options.

NEFE Contributes to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Advisory Board

A new NEFE-funded study adds to the body of evidence that financial education mandates improve financial outcomes. Students in states where financial education is required to graduate from high school make better financial aid decisions as college freshmen, shifting from higher-cost to lower-cost borrowing options.

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