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NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Entrepreneur Kendall Flutey of Banqer

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Feb 23, 2018
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Podcasts, Checking Accounts, Interactive, New Products, Personal Finance
The NGPF podcast's first international guest, Kendall Flutey, is one hard-working entrepreneur—she set aside time on a Saturday (NZ Time) to talk to us! She saw a gap in financial literacy education in primary schools through her brother's eyes, and decided to change things for the better. Fueled by her passion for business, the former accountant signed up for coding bootcamp, and 6 months later she was equipped to bring the vision of her startup to life. Banqer was born in 2015, and...

What I'm Reading This Weekend (2/25-2/26)

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Feb 23, 2018
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Article, Student Loans, Investing
Savings/Interest Rates The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates five times in the past few years but "brick and mortar" banks haven't followed suit when it comes to savings accounts for depositors. The Economist explains the reasons why.  Podcast of the Week What is it like to be ultra-wealthy? Listen to this podcast and find out, What is it like to be rich (Hidden Brain)? Higher Ed – Student Loans Looks like colleges and universities are falling into two distinct...

Question of the Day: What percent of tax returns get audited by the I.R.S.?

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Feb 22, 2018
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Question of the Day, Taxes, Research
Answer: 0.8% (less than 1 in 100) Questions: Why do you think the percentage of returns that get audited is so low? Explain your reasoning. Why do you think that taxpayers are so afraid of being audited? Is their fear warranted? Do you think that low audit rates can contribute to more taxpayers "cheating" on their tax returns? Why or why not?  Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom. Behind the numbers...

FinHero of the Month February 2018: Courtney Poquette, Winooski High School, Winooski VT

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Feb 22, 2018
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Advocacy, Personal Finance
At Next Gen we’ve been hearing rumblings from Vermont all semester. Students and teachers have been rallying to get the State Board of Education to adopt more comprehensive personal finance standards there, and Vermont’s progress is encouraging!   Central to this statewide advocacy effort is Business Teacher Courtney Poquette, who successfully advocated for a required course at Winooski High School in Winooski, VT.   I called Courtney to learn more.   CS: What was the...