Financial Educators Day
A Day to Recognize Financial Educators
Financial Educators Day recognizes those individuals who are working to improve the financial capabilities of people in their communities. While taking the opportunity to recognize traditional educators, we also extend our thanks to volunteers, financial professionals, concerned citizens, and others who teach financial literacy. All these individuals are invaluable to the effort.
Financial Educators Day takes place the last Friday of April each year. In 2017 the event is scheduled for April 28 (see below for a 10-year schedule). Initial support from politicians, celebrities, and organizations in the financial literacy industry have transformed the last Friday of each April into a day of recognition, celebration, and advocacy.
The NFEC has honored several hundred educators from over 44 states and 14 countries. These awards serve as public recognition for their efforts and contributions to the financial literacy movement.
Public Service Announcements
The NFEC is committed to raising mainstream awareness about the importance of financial literacy. Public Service Announcements help us garner media coverage and give our stakeholders discounted media buys.
“The Talk” Financial Literacy PSA campaign is designed to elicit an emotional response that encourages parents to talk with their kids about money. The campaign goal is to inspire them to have “The Talk” with their kids, sharing money skills that can help young people avoid financial stress and worry and achieve financial security. This campaign was featured in TIME.
The NFEC also writes and produces PSAs for various stakeholders:
Petitions & Legislative Efforts
Financial Education Legislation & Petitions
The NFEC continues to expand its efforts to promote legislation that increases access to financial literacy education. We conduct this advocacy by mobilizing supporters and contributing to legislation that encourages financial wellness.
In 2013, the NFEC teamed up with Sharon Lecture to support the passage of Arizona SB1449 – a bill that requires financial literacy concepts to be permanently incorporated into economics standards and creates a separate statute for those concepts.
Currently the NFEC has drafted legislation called the College Student Protection and Financial Education Act to enlist politicians in the effort to proactively address the national college debt crisis. This legislation proposes a preventive model similar to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, which requires people to receive budget counseling before they can file bankruptcy and financial education after they file.