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NEFE Resource

Prepare Teens for Their Financial Future

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No matter what comes after high school — a four-year university, community college, military service, or even a gap year — one thing is certain: young adults face complicated decisions about money. 

CashCourse® (www.cashcourse.org) is NEFE's online resource that equips young people with tools to help them track spending, create a budget and, most importantly, understand how their current decisions will affect their future financial well-being.

About CashCourse

The sole purpose of CashCourse is to give young adults the information they need to make informed, thoughtful and beneficial financial decisions that are aligned with their values.

Designed for college students, CashCourse is used in more than 1,000 higher education institutions — including small private colleges, large public universities and both two-year and four-year programs — in all 50 states. About 40 percent of CashCourse schools are community colleges.

Many schools use CashCourse in freshman orientation sessions to help new students think about how they will manage their money during their college years.

How Teens Can Use CashCourse

Even before graduating high school, teens and their supporters can sign up for CashCourse by going to https://www.cashcourse.org/Registration, then select their state and “School not Listed” to access the materials. 

For more information on CashCourse and to create your own free account, go to www.cashcourse.org.

In addition to a college Budget Wizard, calculators, worksheets and the Financial Experts Wall, where students can get answers to their real-world financial questions, CashCourse has articles on a wide range of topics including everything from repaying student loans and living with roommates to choosing a career and making sense of workplace benefits.