Who We Are

The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan and noncommercial foundation wholly dedicated to improving the financial well-being of all Americans. NEFE® is committed to educating Americans on a broad range of financial topics and empowering them to make positive and sound decisions to reach their financial goals. For more than 30 years, NEFE has been providing funding, logistical support, and personal finance expertise to develop a variety of materials and programs, including the award-winning High School Financial Planning Program®, the CashCourse college program, and the consumer-oriented Smart About Money public awareness campaign. Additionally, NEFE funds research and awards research-based development grants that advance innovative thinking and contribute to our understanding of financial behavior. NEFE also serves segments of the American public in need of specialized financial information through partnerships with numerous organizations, including the National Urban League, American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, and Habitat for Humanity®.

 

NEFE works to bring together public and private thought leaders to address the critical personal finance issues affecting American families. The concepts put forth on this Web site are a product of the NEFE-sponsored Retirement Income Decumulation Think Tank. More than 20 experts from various fields representing associations, financial planning professionals, academic institutions, think-tanks, financial services industries, regulatory associations, and the federal government contributed their knowledge and experience to provide you with guidelines on how to make wise decisions as you manage and spend down assets during your retirement years.

 

While our foundation works to provide education and information to people facing numerous financial challenges, we do not provide one-on-one counseling or advice on investing, debt consolidation, and debt management, or offer advice to individual consumers regarding their special circumstances. For more information on NEFE, our history, our funding, and other ways we work to support financial literacy, visit us at www.nefe.org.