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August 2015 - In This Issue


Let NEFE Pay for You to Get a Jump$tart!

Last year NEFE paid conference and travel expenses for three HSFPP instructors to join us at the Jump$tart Educator Conference. It was so much fun getting to know our teachers, that we decided to do it again this year! 

To enter the drawing you simply have to share your story of how you or others in your community are using technology to teach personal finance. Or if you are not using technology, tell us why not. 

2014 Jump$tart drawing winners: Ann, Rhonda and MaryBeth with NEFE staff and board members.

Please note, to be eligible for the drawing:
  1. Complete and submit a "Tell Us Your Technology Stories" survey before midnight September 13.
  2. Be employed by an organization to primarily teach teens (i.e., school district employee, youth organization counselor, home school parent, JROTC instructor).
  3. Be a registered user at www.hsfpp.org.
  4. Have used HSFPP materials to teach teens within the past two years.
  5. Register for the 2015 Jump$tart Educator Conference within two weeks of being notified that you are a winner (registration opens September 4th).
We will draw the names and announce the winners on our Facebook page at noon CST on Friday, October 16. 

NEFEContentNew July NEFE Content

Instructors can use content from NEFE's Smart About Money and On Your Own websites and the quarterly NEFE Digest to engage students in discussion. New content relevant to teens and educators is posted frequently on our Facebook page.

Smart About Money

SAM unveiled a brand new hot topic on investing, including several graphics and articles for the beginning investor.
 
Wealth is what you accumulate, not what you make. If you were to stop working tomorrow, how long could you support your current lifestyle?
 
The best way to ensure future stability is to start saving as soon as possible. Where and how you save depends on your goals.
 
What are Stocks? (infographic)
Before you start investing, understand the basics of how stocks are bought and sold.
 
What are Mutual Funds?  (infographic)
Know what you are investing in when choosing mutual funds for retirement or personal investing.
 
Basic definitions and risk factors of investment and savings accounts.
 
Important questions to ask yourself about risk, cost and goals before you start investing.
 
All investments involve some risk. Make informed decisions by gauging your risk.


On Your Own

In addition to 8 new on-the-street interviews with young people from around the country , On Your Own featured two new articles:
 
As the owner of a photography business, Sabrina has separate budgets for living and business expenses while pursuing personal and professional goals.
 
When blogger Zina Kumok's story of paying off her debt was picked up by Time, Money magazine and Wisebread, she hoped it would inspire others. Instead, she faced a backlash from people who didn't believe her story was possible.

trainingUpcoming Training Opportunities

At  www.hsfpp.org  you can find face-to-face training events  in your state or y ou also can register for a live 45-minute  introduction webinar  that fits into your schedule. 
NEFEresourcesNEFE Resources for Educators

CashCourse® - online materials for college students
Financial Workshop Kits - resources for adult financial educators
Evaluation Toolkit® - databank of questions to measure impact
On Your Own - young adult blog about financial lessons learned
Spendster - confessions of bad spending habits
Smart About Money - consumer finance tips and tools

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