financial literacy philosophy

The NFEC’s Philosophy

Three core pillars make up the core of the NFEC’s campaign approach to promoting financial literacy: Education, Awareness and Sustainability

Financial literacy workshop package

Complimentary Workshop Packages

The NFEC’s Financial EduNation Campaign provides complimentary workshop packages that include presentation, testing, promotional material, funding support and outreach resources.

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Teaching Financial Literacy

The NFEC has expanded its Certified Financial Education Instructor program with the addition of a comprehensive research guide that presents best practices in teaching money management.


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

 

National Financial Educators Council Builds Financial Literacy Programs for Economic Recovery

In 2008 the U.S. economy crashed, launching a global economic crisis the likes of which—according to some economists—had not been witnessed since the Great Depression. While recovery slowly proceeds, people across the U.S. and worldwide still face epic financial struggles. Never has the need for financial literacy education been higher. But there’s good news: the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) has a broad range of programs, services, and resources available to address this need and bring the financial literacy message to communities around the globe.

The NFEC is an independent company with social enterprise objectives. The organization has designed and/or reviewed more than a thousand financial education programs; thus their team of experts has identified the absolute best practices for teaching financial literacy. The financial literacy curriculum packages designed as a result of this research offer turnkey solutions to teach personal finance effectively to groups of all ages and backgrounds. These state-of-the-art financial literacy resources may be tailored to fit any format or class schedule.

Not only are the NFEC curriculum programs effective and aligned with core educational standards. They also present the materials using engaging games and practical activities designed to bridge the gap between theory-based financial literacy education and real-life applicability. Schools and community leaders can leverage the NFEC’s courses and other resources to build comprehensive financial literacy campaigns that truly have positive impact on the lives of kids, college students, adults, and the whole community.

These curriculum courses were developed in tandem with the respected group of financial professionals, educators, and financial education experts that comprises the NFEC’s Curriculum Advisory Board. In total the NFEC has more than 80 financial literacy assets that are available to both individuals and organizations. From single lesson plans to workshops to full-scale campaigns, the NFEC has a financial literacy package to meet a wide variety of philanthropic objectives.

For people who want to gain the knowledge and credibility to teach financial literacy, the NFEC also has a highly-respected certification program. The Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) course prepares graduates to present the financial literacy curriculum effectively and with confidence. The CFEI coursework has recently been expanded to include a comprehensive research guide that covers best strategies for teaching financial literacy, with statistics to back them up.

Every instructor certified under the CFEI coursework automatically becomes a member of the NFEC’s Personal Finance Speakers Association (PFSA), the first national speakers’ bureau dedicated to financial literacy topics. The PFSA provides educators and advocates with an avenue for promoting financial literacy programs. Groups around the world can find a financial literacy speaker from among the ranks of this speakers’ association to meet their unique presentation needs.

The NFEC takes a holistic campaign approach to spreading financial literacy. The Financial EduNation Campaign forms a prime example of this groundbreaking approach. A comprehensive initiative, Financial EduNation provides resources to communities that include a financial literacy quiz, workshop programs, presentations, testing, promotions, and outreach materials. The entire campaign is offered at no cost. Campaign resources provide multiple touchpoints and encourage collaboration among schools, community groups, and agencies to increase the reach and maximize the benefits of this financial literacy campaign.

All the NFEC financial literacy resources, curriculum, and services are firmly based in rigorous empirical research. Reputable financial literacy organizations around the world have tested the NFEC programs and given feedback from test results and survey statistics to support and enhance course efficacy. A variety of organizations and community groups have leveraged these resources to obtain funding from grants and other programs to sustain financial literacy efforts over time.

By reaching large numbers of people with the financial literacy message, the NFEC not only helps people bounce back from their individual financial problems. Whether you want to lead financial literacy for college students programming or teach a financial literacy for kids class – the NFEC is there for you. The organization has become a part of the solution to the global economic crisis. Their holistic approach to spark positive change in participants’ financial behavior while raising community awareness and building sustainable financial literacy campaigns forms an important platform for economic recovery.

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