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January 2016 - In This Issue



FeatureThree Simple Steps to Financial Fitness
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January is National Financial Wellness month, just in time for those financial fitness New Year's resolutions. But, without a plan for success, good intentions can drop just as fast as the ball in Times Square. Here are a few simple steps you can take to realize your 2016 financial resolutions.

myRAESSA Focuses on College and Career Readiness 

In the education world, news feeds are actively addressing the new bipartisan education bill that was signed by President Obama in December. A new federal education law,  Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)  takes full effect during the 2017-2018 school year, replacing the previous version of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.

NewContentNew December 2015 NEFE Content
American Dream
Own Your Money/Own Your Life Episode 1: American Dream
In addition to new On Your Own blogs and Smart About Money Hot Topics, NEFE released a Spanish version of the newly revised 40 Money Management Tips for College Students, 40 Consejos Para Administrar El Dinero

On Your Own also rolled out Own Your Money/Own Your Life Video Discussion. Episode 1 "The American Dream" is currently available. Look for a new episode each week in January 2016.


trainingUpcoming Training Opportunities

At  www.hsfpp.org  you can find face-to-face training events  in your state and  register for a live 45-minute  introduction webinar  that fits into your schedule. Webinar dates are now available through February 2016. 


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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