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TLINGIT-HAIDA REGIONAL HOUSING AUTHORITY LAUNCHES ONLINE FINANCIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM TO RURAL SOUTHEAST ALASKA COMMUNITIES

MyStartingPoint: Life Cents Timed To Coincide With Recognition Of Financial Literacy Month. Juneau, AK (4.03.13) In recognition of April Financial Literacy month, the Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority (THRHA) will launch MyStartingPoint: Life Cents, an innovative financial education program to serve rural Southeast Alaska communities in its regional footprint for services. MyStartingPoint: Life Cents makes use  read more…

ONGOING PARTNERSHIP WITH CFEF AND WOW IMPROVES FINANCIAL LITERACY IN DISTRICT

The strong need for financial capability, particularly amongst residents of our Nation’s Capitol, has facilitated myriad responses from myriad organizations. CFEF believes that a powerful, multi-organizational approach is most effective. Therefore, when nationally recognized Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) asked CFEF to join their programming, the organization jumped on the chance. Wider Opportunities for Women  read more…

MAKING CONNECTIONS WITH TRINITY COLLEGE MATH STUDENTS

CFEF recognizes the importance of financial education – both in the classroom and real life. In April, our organization was invited to educate students at Trinity College’s Finite Mathematics class, a course designed to teach students about mathematic subjects that are most relevant to their lives. Finite Mathematics professor Martha Whitty reached out to CFEF  read more…

BANK ON DC AND VMT PARTNERSHIP BRINGS BANK ACCOUNTS TO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

CFEF is proud to be a part of Bank on DC, a collaborative effort between the District Government’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, financial institutions, and non-profits, bringing together banks and credit unions to offer accounts with no minimum balance requirements, no monthly maintenance fees, and no overdraft charges. Bank  read more…

CFEF Partners with SOME To Meet Financial Needs of Young District Residents

An important tenet of CFEF’s commitment to financial capability is serving the residents of Washington DC. In the fall of 2010, CFEF launched a partnership with So Others May Eat (SOME), a community organization that helps the poor and homeless of the nation’s capital. CFEF and SOME initiated after-school financial education classes for students aged  read more…

CFEF Speaks to Teen Mothers About Financial Education

Christopher House was honored when Community Financial Education Foundation came to speak to our teen mothers and their families about financial education. We were amazed at the positive feedback from the participants.  It was powerful experience for them to have this opportunity.  So many people struggle to understand their financial situations so it was a  read more…

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CFEF Launches Certified Financial Education Lender Designation

Preparing to ace your CFPB exam? This credential can help! Community Financial Education Foundation, a foundation focused solely on consumer financial education, has developed a certification program specifically for financial service companies/lenders.CFEF wants to help companies to signal to regulators and consumers that their company is responsible, principled and transparent –in product descriptions, terms, and  read more…

AMERICA SAVES WEEK

American Saves Week (Feb. 20-27) is a good time to look at your finances and budgeting…and decide if you need to do something about it. To get started: 5 myths about saving: Five Strategies to Saving Pay off high-cost debt Save for emergencies Participate in a work-related retirement program Outside of work, save monthly through  read more…

CFEF Accepts McGowan Grant, Commits to Expanding Access for Financially Empowered Communities

The Community Financial Education Foundation is thrilled to announce that the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund has provided CFEF with a $30,000 grant to support our efforts to innovate financial education. The grant will catalyze CFEF’s efforts to provide expanded access to financial education as well as financial products and services.  In response to emerging  read more…

CFEF Brings Financial Stability to the District with Bank on D.C.

With over 37,000 unbanked households and 72,000 underbanked households, the District of Columbia exhibits a strong need for ready access to financial products and cohesive financial education. As such, CFEF has partnered with the District’s Deputy Mayor’s Office of Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) to manage Bank on DC, a program that integrates community, municipal,  read more…

New Version of CFEF’s Online Teaching Tool Unveiled

Across society, we are all trying to improve and innovate on outdated methods of communication and education. CFEF is proud to be on the cutting edge of financial education delivery by offering one the most original and effective literacy teaching tools, My Starting Point. An online resource, MyStartingPoint uses a point-based educational system that rewards  read more…

CFEF Targets National Financial Capability Challenge

The Community Financial Education Foundation (CFEF) today announced it will lead a grassroots campaign focused on high schools in Washington, D.C. to increase awareness and drive participation in the National Financial Capability Challenge. CFEF’s campaign is also intended to provide financial education training directly to students and through community partners in an effort to improve  read more…

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