Opinion: Stop the Tired Argument Asserting Financial Education Doesn’t Work

Billy J. Hensley, Ph.D., NEFE president and CEO, pens rebuke to claims that financial education is futile.

NEFE Welcomes New Board Members

NEFE announces two new members have joined its Board of Trustees and has named a new chair and vice chair for 2019.

NEFE Announces New Chief Financial Officer

The National Endowment for Financial Education welcomes Joanne Flores Moses as its new chief financial officer. Moses will oversee day-to-day business operations and management of the endowment’s investment activity and finances.

RTDNA-NEFE Honor 2018 Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award Winners

The National Endowment for Financial Education, in partnership with the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), proudly recognize winners of the 2018 RTDNA/NEFE Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Awards. As part of the two organizations’ ongoing efforts to encourage and support radio, television and online news outlets to report on personal finance issues.

NEFE Welcomes New Senior Director of Education, Research, Strategic Impact

Katherine M. Sauer, Ph.D., has joined the National Endowment for Financial Education. Sauer assumes the lead on philanthropic, research, evaluation and technology engagement of the collegiate and adult consumer education initiatives of the foundation.

National Endowment for Financial Education Names New CEO

The National Endowment for Financial Education proudly announces that Billy J. Hensley, Ph.D., has been named today as the new president and CEO effective July 9, 2018. Hensley, who for the past eight years has been NEFE’s senior director of education, will replace Ted Beck, who announced his retirement after 13 years leading the nonprofit foundation.

Research Statistic on Financial Windfalls and Bankruptcy

Over the past couple of years several news organizations have attributed a statistic to the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) stating that 70 percent of lottery winners end up bankrupt in just a few years after receiving a large financial windfall. This statistic is not backed by research from NEFE, nor can it be confirmed by the organization.

CashCourse Names 2017 Financial Educator of the Year

CashCourse and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) announce Paul Goebel, director of the Student Money Management Center at the University of North Texas, has been named the 2017 CashCourse Financial Educator of the Year.

Neiser Appointed to CFPB Advisory Board

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced the appointment of Brent Neiser, CFP®, senior director with the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) as one of six new consumer experts from outside the federal government to its Consumer Advisory Board.

PRNDI-NEFE Announce 2017 Financial Reporting Award Winner

Brian Bull from KLCC public radio in Eugene, Oregon, has received the 2017 PRNDI/NEFE Excellence in Consumer Financial Reporting Award for his entry, “Robust Eugene-Springfield Housing Market Subject to Potential Downturns,”.

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Money Matters

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