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Website Terms

Terms and Conditions Agreement between User and www.FinancialEducatorsCouncil.org Welcome to www.FinancialEducatorsCouncil.org. The www.FinancialEducatorsCouncil.org website (the "Site") is comprised of various web pages operated by National Financial Educators Council ("NFEC"). www.FinancialEducatorsCouncil.org is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the "Terms"). Your use of www.FinancialEducatorsCouncil.org constitutes your agreement to all such [...]

By | August 12th, 2019|

Top Financial Speakers

Top Financial Speakers are Certified & Approved The NFEC offers a list of top financial speakers who have been certified and approved through a rigorous training program. These well-qualified speakers give you peace of mind because they follow proven systems for planning and carrying out events, delivering ongoing live updates throughout. The NFEC’s top financial speakers come with high-quality educational [...]

By | May 27th, 2018|

Pay Down Debt or Invest?

Pay Down Debt or Invest? The Answer is Complex How is your money best spent: by paying down debt, or by investing? At our financial workshops, some attendees have said they have $10,000 in credit card debt with interest rates of 20% or higher, and several easily liquidated investment accounts earning just 4%. Wouldn’t the best choice be to cash [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|

Best Financial Tips

Professionals Share Best Financial Tips They Received as Teens Navigating today’s financial landscape has become increasingly complicated, and money management for teens is a topic rarely covered in a typical public school curriculum. Yet teens and young adults face many difficult financial decisions that will have a powerful impact on their lives ahead. In March 2017 a team of financial [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|

Youth Financial Futures: Parents’ Burden

Poll: Parents Must Shoulder Burden of Youth Financial Futures Financial literacy statistics clearly show that today’s American youth lack key financial knowledge. But who should be charged to teach our kids how to manage money? In a recent poll by the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC), more than half of respondents said they believe this responsibility should fall on parents’ [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|

Halloween Financial Education Promotion

Personal Finance Columnist Chuck Jaffe Puts Interesting Spin on Halloween ‘Cash for Candy’ Program This year the financial education organization National Financial Educators Council suggested an alternative to the typical sugar binge kids go through at Halloween, one that played the dual role of helping children learn about money. The ‘Cash for Candy’ program [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|

Vince Shorb Money Morning Interview

Vince Shorb Discusses Tips for Improving Financial Wellness Recently Vince Shorb, the National Financial Educators Council CEO, discussed his personal finance philosophy and consumer tips for improving financial literacy with Money Morning News. This post summarizes the conversation. The NFEC mission, says Shorb, is to help people gain the knowledge they need to make informed, qualified financial decisions that improve [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|

Activity Helps Teach about Money

Having Kids Identify ‘Happiness Factor’ in Halloween Activity Helps Teach about Money, Professionals Say As an example of financial literacy games, Cash for Candy offers an excellent opportunity to help kids identify the ‘happiness factor’ in trick-or-treat candy, claims Denise Downey of Financial Trex. That is, for any given object, have kids decide how much happiness it produces. “How [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|

Teaching Kids Money Halloween

Financial Professionals Weigh in on Teaching Kids about Money at Halloween This Halloween, the National Financial Educators Council and others in the financial education space are encouraging parents to buy back the candy their children collect while trick-or-treating, and to use the opportunity to teach kids about money. We asked a few financial professionals their opinions about the “cash [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|

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