National Endowment for Financial Education� (NEFE�)

High School Financial Planning Program� (HSFPP) 


October 2014 - In This Issue:
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Welcome to our monthly newsletter! 

Each edition provides HSFPP program updates and news for our instructors and advocates. 

Join us in LA, and Let us Pay! 
HSFPP Announces a Drawing for Two INstructors

Do you want NEFE to cover your costs to attend the 2014 Jump$tart Educator Conference in Los Angeles next month? NEFE will pay conference and travel expenses for two of our INspiring INnovative INstructors. Are you IN
To be eligible for the drawing you must meet the following requirements:
  1. Complete and submit an "INstructor Success Story" survey before midnight October 15.
  2. Be employed by an organization to primarily teach teens (i.e. school district employee, youth organization counselor, home school parent, JROTC instructor).
  3. Be a registered user at
  4. Have used HSFPP materials to teach teens within the past two years.
  5. Registered for the 2014 Jump$tart Educator Conference.
We will draw the names and announce the winners on our Facebook page at noon CST on Friday, October 16. 

NEFE Resources Beyond the HSFPP
On Your Own: A Blog for Young Adults

Did you know that the NEFE provides resources for educators and consumers beyond the High School Financial Planning Program? Periodically the newsletter will highlight a NEFE tool or resource and will provide ideas for how it can be used in collaboration with HSFPP. 

All NEFE materials are free, unbiased, and noncommercial.
Stories can bring personal finance concepts to life. Whether they are the stories incorporated in the HSFPP materials, a personal story you bring to the class, or a story from a student.
NEFE's On Your Own blog, launched in July 2013, can be used as an educational resource to provide stories from young adults supporting themselves financially for the first time. The blog provides practical guidance from experts as well as true stories from peers about the challenges and opportunities they have faced on the way to financial independence. 
On Your Own stories include mistakes as well as successes and aim to create a space for people of varying lifestyles, education, income levels, financial goals, and employment situations to learn from one another. 
You can register to be notified when new On Your Own stories are added. New stories are also posted on the HSFPP Facebook page and often will provide ideas on how to incorporate the new story into the HSFPP curriculum. 
NEFE's president and CEO Ted Beck believes strongly in On Your Own's mission, saying, "Young adults today face huge financial challenges. Traditional modes of financial education, such as getting guidance through their employer's benefits department, are not reaching them. We need to engage these young people early, with relevant messaging that shows that making informed financial decisions is key to their future, regardless of their lifestyle or goals."
NEW NEFE Articles 


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


On Your Own (HSFPP Modules Related to the On Your Own content)


Making Art and Making Money (Modules 3 and 4)

Profile of young artists who are proving you can make art and make money. 

How I Did It: Became Husband Material (Module 2)

Learn how 25-year-old Chris rebuilt his credit and his career after dropping out of college and joining the military.

Lessons from My Parents: Mother Card and Daddy Warbucks (Module 2)

College student Jessica Wright shares how she learned to use credit from her mother and how to track spending from her father.

Lessons from my Parents: No Reward for Breathing (Module 1)

Growing up, Elyse Stefaniak learned how to budget through working part-time jobs. She is now a student at New York University. 


Smart About Money: Prepare for the Unexpected 


5 Reasons You Need an Emergency Fund - and How to Create One (Module 1)

Talking Money with Your Children in Times of Crisis (Module 6)

Insurance Claims Checklist (Module 6)


SAM Says Newsletter: Are you prepared for a natural disaster? The September issue of SAM Says focuses on what to do before, during and after a crisis to minimize financial loss.

Out with the Old, Get Current Materials
Why Not...It's Still FREE!
Some of our instructors have reported that they are still using old versions of HSFPP materials.

Unfortunately the world of personal finance changes quickly, and we update our materials annually to reflect those changes. Books from the 2001 or 2006 edition no longer include current and accurate information and should not be used. 

It's FREE and easy to order new books and instructor materials. Log in to place your order online and schedule your delivery. As part of our mission to empower teens to make educated financial decisions, NEFE covers all costs to print, ship, and deliver your materials.
Forgot your username or password?  No problem!  It's easy to retrieve your username or password.
Upcoming Trainings and Events

At you can find face-to-face training events in your state. 

You can also register for a live 45-minute informational webinar that fits into your schedule. The webinar previews the program learning outcomes, format and materials, and gives you the steps to immediately start teaching.
Upcoming Webinar Dates: Introduction to HSFPP

October 2 (Thurs)       11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

October 21 (Tues)       5 - 6 pm EST

November 4 (Tues)     11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

November 18 (Tues)   5 - 6 pm EST

December 3 (Wed)     11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

December 16 (Tues)   5 - 6 pm EST

More NEFE Resources for Educators

CashCourse� - online materials for college students - scripts and materials for adult financial education

Evaluation Toolkit� - databank of questions to measure impact - young adult blog about financial lessons learned - confessions of bad spending habits - consumer finance tips and tools


Contact Us

National Endowment for Financial Education

1331 - 17 Street, Suite 1200

Denver, CO  80202

To register, or to learn more, visit us online at
NEFE's High School Financial Planning Program equips teens with fundamental personal finance skills to prepare them for financial independence and mindful money management decisions and behaviors.


The National Endowment for Financial Education� (NEFE�) is the leading private nonprofit, noncommercial foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision-making for individuals and families through every stage of life. Since 1984, NEFE's award-winning High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP�) has reached more than 11.5 million students in more than 110,000 classrooms and workshops across the country. Learn more the complete suite of NEFE's free consumer and educator resources at

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