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Overall Philosophy

Education, Awareness, and Sustainability are the three cornerstones of the NFEC’s financial education campaigns.  Learn more.

 

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Receive a complete turnkey workshop package complimentary. Package includes a 90-minute presentation, testing, promotional material, funding forms, and outreach resources.

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Teaching Financial Education Lessons

The NFEC recently expanded its Certified Financial Education Instructor program by adding a comprehensive research guide that covers best practices for teaching personal finance.

I have received constant e-mails – the buzz seems to be growing instead of slowing down. The kids are still so excited it is unreal. They got a lot from the event and its motivating them in the class according to some of the teachers. I love it that the community I have lived in for so long has been so blessed by all of this. Thank you so much for all you do; what you have put together is great.

Karen Troester, Vice-President of US Bank, Grand Junction, CO

We chose to provide the NFEC curriculum because it balances practical application with core educational standards. The lessons are engaging, making it enjoyable for teachers and students alike. We also liked that it incorporates a comprehensive educator training program to empower those delivering the information with the tools to maximize the effectiveness of the coursework.

Erica K. Jackson, CFCO Director with Penn State Erie, the Behrend College

We just received the Financial Literacy Event Report. This is fantastic! We can easily show our board how much students learned. We’ve just begun planning our summer conference, and would like to offer the scholars your amazing financial workshop. Thank you again! I can’t wait to share this.

Joanna Mueller, Program Director of the Simon Family Foundation

Every parent wants best for their kid, so teach them about money because it impacts their wellbeing, emotional health and overall health. It allows them to live out their dream and be successful, it’s the biggest important lesson parents can pass on to their kids.

Vince Shorb, CEO of the National Financial Educators Council as quoted in Fox Business

Working with the NFEC was an excellent opportunity for us to learn and perfect our implementation strategies for our outreach program. Receiving the training and becoming Certified has given the program the extra boost and noteworthiness. Since our certification has become public, we’ve received several calls from community organizations and summer camps interested in our financial education program.

Kimberly Knox, Financial Coordinator of the NCMSC

The program is going wonderfully. Kelly is doing an awesome job and our clients have been very receptive of the information and her presentation. Thanks again, the presentation went GREAT, we will be talking with you soon.

Chrystal Carlisle, Social Services Supervisor of the Salvation Army, Dallas Fort Worth

 

 

Holistic Approach to Financial Education Ensures Success

Education, Awareness, and Sustainability—these three components form the cornerstones of a successful financial education program, says the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC). The NFEC is an independent, financial education services company dedicated to the promotion of unbiased financial education resources. They have adopted a holistic approach to teaching personal finance wellness. This approach not only empowers people with money management lessons that can change their lives. It also builds global awareness about the financial literacy movement and initiatives that become sustainable over time.

Education: The NFEC is a 100% independent educational organization. The materials they have created focus solely on improving the financial capabilities of individuals and communities. That is, the NFEC curriculum, lesson plans, and/or speakers never serve as commercial tools to sell products or services. All their resources are based on the latest research and best practices for financial education.

The NFEC has chosen a social enterprise business model. Thus they make their financial education resources available complimentary to a wide range of audiences including individuals, teachers, schools, colleges, financial professionals, and non-profits. These financial literacy resources have been created with one goal in mind: to improve financial capabilities. From preschool kids to mature adults, classes and curriculum are available for participants at any life stage.

All the courses that make up the NFEC curriculum programs are practical in nature. While participants learn about personal finance, they also rehearse important skills they can apply to real-world situations.  People from all demographics feel empowered and entertained by the fun games and activities these classes employ. Participants in the NFEC’s financial education courses have reported feeling much more competent to manage their own money.

All the financial education assets the NFEC promotes were developed in collaboration with a Curriculum Advisory Board comprised of respected financial literacy experts, educators, and financial professionals. The NFEC’s extensive resources include curriculum, lesson plans, speakers, a certification program, consultation services, and technical assistance to obtain grants and other funding.

Awareness: No program can achieve success if no one knows about it. That’s why the NFEC’s business plan demonstrates a commitment to raising awareness about the financial literacy movement. Promotion and advocacy form important pieces of all NFEC initiatives. The targeted individuals and communities become involved in the financial education process, maximizing program reach and impact.

When schools and other community groups enter into partnership with the NFEC, they gain access to high-profile media messaging and celebrity endorsements that allow them to reach and influence more people.

A further channel through which to spread the financial literacy education message can be found in the NFEC’s Personal Finance Speakers Association. This group is the first money management speakers’ bureau to be founded at the national level in the U.S. This speakers’ association provides trained, motivational personal finance speakers to speak at events all around the world – from financial education for children events to keynote presentations for those in the financial literacy industry.

Sustainability: Another NFEC prime objective is to ensure that its campaigns are sustained in communities over time. One of the best ways to build sustainability is making sure the financial education resources continue to be cutting-edge and effective.

Collaboration supports sustainability as well. By aligning financial literacy programs with the objectives of school and college clients, non-profit groups, sponsors, and other partners, the NFEC secures long-term support to give financial education lasting power.

Behind every successful financial education campaign stands a talented, committed team. The NFEC team is made up of people with a passion for helping others. Their dedication to improving financial capabilities while raising awareness about the widespread need for money management education has earned public commendation and media recognition. The NFEC offers multiple modes for individuals and organizations alike to get involved in spreading the financial literacy message. Whether you are inspired to teach classes designed to provide financial education for kids, receive certification, or launch a full-scale campaign, the NFEC has a financial education solution that’s been proven to work.

The NFEC provides financial education services and promotions.   From financial literacy month events and personal finance for kids programming to financial literacy tests and financial literacy grants – the NFEC is a resource provider with over 80 educational and promotional to serve you.

 

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