33 minutes | Sep 29th 2020

If You Teach a Man to Fish ... Empowering Communities After COVID-19

This week, Real Money, Real Experts welcomes Dr. Billy Hensley, CEO of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE). Billy has a distinguished career in personal finance, philanthropy, and higher education and now leads NEFE in bringing financial access to all Americans.

Co-hosts Rebecca Wiggins and Dr. Mary Bell Carlson talk to Billy about how career, the impact of COVID-19 on personal finances, and the role that all financial professionals can play in lifting up communities.

*Show Notes*
00:45 About Billy
02:21 Personal Finance Access Issues
05:40 Growing Up In Appalachia
09:25 A Holistic Personal Finance Ecosystem
13:24 Knowing Yourself to Find Opportunities
15:17 The Future of NEFE
19:23 Creating Opportunity -  100 AFCs
23:53 Impact of COVID-19
27:30 Your Two Cents

Show Note links:

NEFE Website 

https://www.nefe.org/


NEFE Personal Finance Ecosystem

https://www.nefe.org/about/our-philosophy/ecosystem/default.aspx


Racism, Bias and Economic Inequality Impair the Financial Well-Being of Millions

https://www.nefe.org/press-room/news/2020/racism-bias-economic-inequality-impair-financial-well-being-of-millions.aspx


With This Crisis Does Financial Literacy Even Matter?

https://www.nefe.org/press-room/news/2020/with-this-crisis-does-financial-literacy-matter.aspx


Politics is Hindering the Effectiveness of Financial Education

https://www.nefe.org/press-room/news/2019/politics-hindering-effectiveness-of-financial-education.aspx