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Smart About Money Website

Smart About Money is one of the many programs of the National Endowment for Financial Education. NEFE is an independent, nonprofit foundation 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.


The Smart About Money website has numerous tools, resources, and articles that provide accurate and unbiased information to help you save, protect and grow your money. NEFE and the dedicated SAM team do not receive funding from any bank or investment firm, so you can be sure to trust their unbiased resources.

The Hot Topics section of the SAM website contains articles that relate to current events and common issues facing consumers today. Sample subject headings include:

New Year, New Beginnings
If you are one of the millions of Americans who have resolved to get out of debt and control your spending in the New Year, you can find several beneficial resources.

Love & Money
When establishing a new life with your partner, one of the first things you should talk about is money

Identity Theft
Having your identity stoeln and becoming a victim of fraud can wipe out years of savings and assets and threaten your future security.

Tax Time
Whether you're an early bird or an April procrastinator, there's a lot to be aware of. Remember, changes in your life and personal financial goals will affect how you file your taxes.

Also be sure to check out the Tools and Resources page for information on how much to have on hand for emergencies, the impact of increasing your 401(k), whether or not to lease or purchase an automobile, and a calculator for how long it will take you to pay off a credit card.