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March 2016 - In This Issue

MainFeatureFinancial Aid Award Letters: 
An Opportunity for a Meaningful Conversation

College-bound seniors will begin receiving their financial aid award letters this month. While exciting, it also can be an overwhelming process for students and families. 

How students finance their education can have long-term impacts on their personal finances. For educators, this creates a perfect opportunity to engage teens in a meaningful conversation, helping them to think through their options and to apply sound financial principles as they create a plan for success. 

Remember, the rule of thumb for paying for college is to use free money first, your money second and borrowed money last. See the infographic  "Prioritizing Options to Pay for College"  for more details.

Feature2Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Teens are so busy it is sometimes hard to find opportunities to spend quality time  with them.

NEFE has partnered with the  Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation  to suggest ways that personal finance can be integrated into the annual event on April 28. 

The NEFE Activity Guide offers guidance for parents to share their stories and engage teens in a meaningful conversation about their work and financial future.

NewContentNew February 2016 NEFE Content

In February, NEFE explored the topic of love and money, sharing stories that ranged from how ex-NFL player Andra Davis and his wife work as a team to manage their money, to financial infidelity, and even how to have a "happy financial divorce."  
On Your Own posted a guest video by Ben Carter of Washington, D.C.-based Manage Your Damn Money, a Web series that combines interviews with financial experts and musical performances by local musicians. 

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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