Financial Literacy Curriculum & Presentation Resources

The NFEC financial literacy curriculum and presentations are engaging and fun, yet also meet core educational standards. The programming has been widely recognized for its ability to connect with students and inspire participants of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds to take positive financial action.

The material has been tested by tens of thousands of organizations and gone through several iterations to create a state-of-the-art product that makes a lasting difference in participants’ financial capabilities.

With the guidance of several hundred experts who make up the NFEC Curriculum Advisory Board – comprised of educators, financial professionals, and financial education experts – this collaboration has yielded financial literacy curriculum that bridges the gap between theory-based education and practical application.

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“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
“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

All Curricula Available for Private Labeling

The NFEC offers you a variety of customized branding options to ensure your organizations messaging is communicated in alignment with your objectives. Branding levels are included with select packages or can be purchased separately.

NFEC & Custom Branded Personal Financial Literacy Curriculum

Designed around Research-based Educational Methodologies & Standards

Because every person has different financial habits, emotional connections with money, and current financial realities – we as financial educators need to consider more than just content knowledge in our programs. Best-quality financial literacy curriculum also must include a focus on behaviors, establishment of systems, and sentiments, and help learners work toward positive outcomes.

To achieve these goals the NFEC’s resources are built around research-based instructional methodologies, including:

  • Backwards planning to ensure that lessons and activities build to support learner progress toward pre-defined outcomes;
  • Active learning techniques, including visual, social, self-regulated, and project-based learning;
  • Audience adaptation to enable instructors to scaffold and adjust activities to support learners of all different motivations, knowledge levels, and learning styles;
  • Engagement with the affective dimension of learning and motivation in general, and of changing financial behaviors more specifically;
  • Recommendations for system development and long-term follow-up and support to encourage permanent change.

Educational Methodologies of Personal Finance Financial Literacy Curriculum PDF Download

Download Research-based Guide

Topics & Levels

Because every person has different financial habits, emotional connections with money, and current financial realities – we as financial educators must select lesson plans that best meet our students’ needs. Download the guide to learn about the topics covered and life stage lessons.

  • Age Groups: Kids PK – 8th Grade, High School & College, Adults
  • All Levels: Include Activities for Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced
  • 10 Core Personal Finance Topics Covered
  • Over 40 Pre-designed Life Stage Workshops

Summary of Topics found in NFEC Financial Literacy Curriculum

Guide – Topic Overview & Redesigned Workshops


Multimethod Education at Key Touchpoints

In addition to live presentation curriculum and lesson plans, the NFEC provides additional learning resources that can connect with learners at different touchpoints. This combination allows you to diversify your class and makes it easy to conduct blended learning or flipped learning models.


Comes with Print on Demand Center for Maximum Flexibility & Lower Cost

New technological innovations allow you to easily customize the coursework that is best for your audience. With the Print on Demand Center, you do not have to purchase physical student guides from us; you can print your own. Enjoy these benefits:


Support Resources

To help your program achieve the best possible results, we include resources that help create a positive user experience and tools to gather results from your program so you can demonstrate its impact.


About the NFEC & Who We Serve

The NFEC is an IRS-recognized Benefits Corporation whose mission centers on providing top-quality financial education programming. Our social impact-focused enterprise has supported the development of thousands of programs over the last decade, reducing the cost and time needed to develop programming while providing the tools and training that increase program impact. Our resources, training, and programming processes have been used by thousands of organizations, including:


1 Full Year Guarantee

We eliminate your risk with a 1-year guarantee of up to 100% of the purchase price. The guarantee is simple. We offer the most comprehensive and highest-quality financial education programming based on these 3 important criteria: Educational Quality, Scope of Resources, and Overall Quality. If you find any other program that exceeds the NFEC’s resources on these 3 criteria – you are eligible to receive a refund up to $495 or the purchase price of the curriculum, whichever is less. Read the guarntee’s complete terms here.


Investment Details

By now you understand the value of the NFEC’s financial education resources and the full 1-year guarantee. Invest $495 initially and $195 annually to secure:

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