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Focusing on the Education in Financial Education

As a former public-school teacher with a doctorate in educational studies, Billy J. Hensley, Ph.D., president and CEO National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), knows the importance of effective educational practices.

Hensley is using his national platform as a member of the CNBC’s Financial Wellness Advisory Council to emphasize the education in financial education.

Stop the Tired Argument Asserting Financial Education Doesn’t Work

In his first column Hensley rebukes claims that financial education is futile. “Education is a field built on a century of learning and development research,” writes Hensley. “Without utilizing the science upon which education is built, how can financial education be expected to demonstrate impact?”

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Politics is Hindering the Effectiveness of Financial Education

Hensley’s second column addresses the role politics plays in the creation of financial education mandates.

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