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Basic Financial Education & Financial Health

Teaching the Basics Helps Move People toward Financial Health, Experts Say As today’s financial landscape gets more and more complex, it’s become essential for people of all ages to learn personal money management, even if only at the most basic level. Recently we asked some financial experts to tell us if they spend professional time educating their clients about basic financial education topics [...]

By |March 24th, 2016|

Educator Spotlight – Debbie Todd

Educator Spotlight: Debbie Todd and the Dollars and Good Sense Seminar Certified Financial Education Instructor Debbie Todd is a “spunky CPA” with nearly 20 years of “in the trenches” financial expertise in finance, credit, debt, spending and savings. She is the founder of 1 Hour, a dynamic money stewardship lifeplan, learning and guided resource community. 1 Hour Impact is devoted to [...]

By |March 2nd, 2016|

eVolve Personal Finance Education eLearning Platform

NFEC Launches eVolve Personal Finance Education eLearning Platform As part of its ongoing quest to stay on the cutting edge of financial literacy programming, the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) announces the 2016 launch of its new eVolve eLearning personal finance education platform and integrated learning management system. The proprietary eLearning platform and learning management system form the backbone of [...]

By |January 14th, 2016|

eLearning Accommodate Multiple Learning Styles

Digital Financial Advice Tools and eLearning Accommodate Multiple Learning Styles Online instruction, also called EdTech or eLearning, is the order of the day for many institutes of higher learning as they work to bring educational opportunity into the digital age. And according to the financial professionals we interviewed, eLearning has great potential for delivering financial advice and personal finance education [...]

By |January 11th, 2016|

Technology Financial Education

Everywhere we Look we See Technology - Financial Education is no Exception You see it everywhere, every day: people focused on their screens, peering at their gadgets, oblivious to the world around them. Technology intrudes into every aspect of our lives. And our financial lives are no exception. Financial education, information gathering, account monitoring, online financial literacy courses, banking applications, [...]

By |January 9th, 2016|

Successful Money Class Tips

Successful Money Class Tips: Use Fun Activities, Personal Anecdotes to Engage Audiences Many people have a desire to give back to their communities by teaching others how to manage money properly. But the economy and financial products are constantly changing and increasingly complex; keeping up-to-date on the latest information is a challenge. For prospective educators who lack formal financial training, [...]

By |January 7th, 2016|

Ideal Background for a Personal Finance Educator

What’s the Ideal Background for a Personal Finance Educator? Professional-level Knowledge, Pedagogy, and Passion Personal finance is a topic everyone needs to learn, regardless of age, education, or current knowledge level. And in today’s economic climate, many concerned citizens and volunteer educators have developed a passion to help others learn how to “win” with money. But what kind of preparation [...]

By |January 5th, 2016|

Leverage Black Friday to Deliver Financial Education Lessons

Leverage Black Friday to Deliver Financial Education Lessons Parents are busy and often forget to teach their kids about money. But the consequences of not teaching our children personal finance lessons before they leave home can be devastating. Examples of such consequences appear in the media every day: bankruptcies, foreclosures, and crushing personal debt are just a few of the [...]

By |November 13th, 2015|

Academy Personal Finance

Academy of Personal Finance The NFEC’s Academy of Personal Finance revolutionized how we teach money management lessons.  The proprietary eLearning platform developed by the NFEC leverages best practices in online personal finance education, high-grade content and creates a unique learning experience (UX). The Learning Management System is robust.  You have access to rich data – time spent on lessons, videos [...]

By |September 3rd, 2015|

Real-world Financial Skills

Even the Simplest Lessons Can Give Kids Real-world Financial Skills Parents often agonize over how to teach their children about money. Some parents lack confidence in their own money knowledge, while others feel their financial literacy teaching skills are inadequate. Yet children are exposed to money – and decisions about how it’s spent – every day. Most financial experts agree [...]

By |September 3rd, 2015|