Financial Education Gives Teens the Confidence to Control their Future

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by HSFPP guest blogger Shivam Patel, Bay Area high school sophomore My friends and I often find ourselves with lots of questions relating to personal finance, but no one to turn to. High schools don’t always have financial education courses and often leave their students wandering in the dark. As a consequence, my peers and I are left with unanswered questions and anxiety over our future. Continue Reading→

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Get Smart About Money with NEFE's Self-Paced Online Courses

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Post by: Susan Sharkey
Research shows that financial education in schools is most effective when led by teachers properly trained in personal finance itself, not just in pedagogy. Whether you are just looking for a refresher in money basics or want to improve your own financial health, NEFE’s Smart About Money (SAM) offers free online courses to take at your own pace, on your own time. Continue Reading→

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Strong Foundations: The HSFPP Still Resonates Years Later

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Michele Godfrey studied the High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) curriculum as a high school student in the late ‘90s. Now a financial counselor herself, Godfrey says the HSFPP sparked her lifelong interest in empowering others to take charge of their money. Continue Reading→

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1 in 5 U.S. Teens Lack Basic Financial Literacy Skills

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Post by: HSFPP
One in five (22 percent) U.S. teenagers lack basic financial literacy skills according to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) findings released last month.  Continue Reading→

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New Budget Wizard Turns Spending Plan into Interactive Activity

Post by: Kimberly Roy
NEFE’s Smart About Money (SAM) Budget Wizard walks you through the steps to create a spending plan based on your values and situation so you can update as life happens. The Budget Wizard aligns directly with the HSFPP Module 1: Money Management and can be used to complete several learning activities. Continue Reading→

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