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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.

1 in 3 Americans are Financially Fragile

Research funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education® and conducted by the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at the George Washington University, finds one in three Americans are financially fragile, meaning they are unable to cope with emergency expenses in a short timeframe.

Latinas: Hungry for Financial Education, Challenged by Cultural Sterotypes

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame, in a study funded by NEFE®, say Latinas have a huge appetite for financial education and a strong desire to save, and their savings could provide a critical safety net to America’s largest minority group.

Common Income Shocks Disrupt Retirement Savings

New research finds that almost no one is safe from periods of lost income due to a health crisis, job loss or other life transitions during their working years.

Report: 1 in 5 U.S. Teens Lack Basic Financial Literacy Skills

Results by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) show that one in five (22 percent) U.S. teenage students lack basic financial literacy skills.

How Do We Get Teens to Care About Financial Future?

A recent analysis on the financial proficiency of teenagers shows Americans are uniquely in peril as the U.S. is the only country demonstrating low financial literacy levels compounded with low retirement income replacement rates.

The Conversation Couples Should Have on Valentine's Day

It’s time to celebrate relationships, love and commitment—and it won’t be cheap. What often is overlooked when couples take time out to appreciate each other is dedicating a moment to discuss money and financial values.

Millennials Show Alarming Gap Between Financial Confidence and Knowledge

Millennials are overconfident and underprepared when it comes to managing their money, according to new research. They consider themselves far more knowledgeable financially than they actually are.

1 in 3 Say Financial Life is Worse Than They Expect it to Be

More than two thirds of adults will make a financial New Year’s resolution for 2017, a sign that Americans remain focused on their financial health as much as their physical health.

New Guide Helps with Financial Consequences of Disaster

To help people mitigate potential damages and lessen the financial blow of a disaster, the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) has partnered with the American Red Cross and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to produce a new guide.

President's Financial Capability Council Completes Work, Issues Final Report

The President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans published its final report to the President and Secretary of the Treasury on ways to build the financial knowledge and skills of the nation’s young people. The report includes recommendations for government, individual commitments to action, and best practices for improving financial capability.

U.S. Teens Average in Financial Capability

An international financial literacy assessment finds American teenagers struggle to demonstrate competitive financial knowledge on the world stage. Among 18 participating countries and economies, the U.S. ranks between 8th and 12th place in financial aptitude.

Study Finds College Grads Confront Rocky Transition to Self-Sufficiency

The majority of young adults are struggling to achieve financial security in their transition from college to adulthood, according to the latest report from a longitudinal study co-sponsored by NEFE. Arizona Pathways to Life Success for University Students (APLUS), an investigation at the University of Arizona that follows young adults from their college years to the workforce, is discovering how this time of passage affects financial attitudes, behaviors and overall well-being.

Financial Disconnect Among Seniors

A survey by the National Endowment for Financial Education finds that many adults say there are major barriers preventing their families from openly communicating about who will make financial decisions on behalf of an aging family member if they become unable to.

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