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CFEF empowers people to achieve financial independence and security through financial education.

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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…

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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…

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