Dollars and Sense: Tips for implementing financial literacy programs on campus

Six years ago, when Ted Beck became president and CEO of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), a nonprofit dedicated to helping Americans become more financially capable, student financial literacy had been overlooked by colleges and universities for a number of years.

"When I would talk to university presidents, parent groups, and students, they all thought [financial literacy] was a very important skill, but it was lacking in the college setting," recalls Beck.

Now more than ever, financial literacy is crucial. Record unemployment levels mixed with an unprecedented amount of student loan debt could be a recipe for disaster for recent college graduates if they don't know how to manage their money.

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