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Digging Deeper--College Students are Anxious about Money

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Apr 23, 2018
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Paying for College, Research
In the course of seven years of teaching personal finance to college students, I have had my share of experiences facing a silent audience, unwilling to engage. It is especially difficult to deal with if, on occasion, you have had a group that is totally engaged in the topic with no effort on your part.  This has been a great source of frustration as an educator.  I had trouble understanding why the students would decide to take the class or show up for a workshop on personal finance,...

What's up with an 18-Hour Workshop?!?!?!

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Apr 22, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Personal Finance
THE PROBLEM: We know -- it's sort of weird -- how in the world did we choose 18 HOURS for a workshop time? So random! Well, let me tell you as part of a new VLOG initiative called PRO Tip from NGPF...    THE ANSWER: Watch this 1-minute video to find out! ...

Question of the Day: Given $10,000 to invest, what would be the #1 choice for millennials?

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Apr 22, 2018
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Question of the Day, Credit Cards, Research, Investing
Answer: Pay down debt (22.4% of respondents) Here were the next 4 most popular answers: Real Estate (15.1%) Education (9.9%) Virtual Currency (9.2%) 401(k) or Roth IRA (8.5%) Questions: What would you do with $10,000 to invest?  What type of debt do you think most millennials would choose to pay down? Over 9% of millennials would choose to put their money in virtual currency (e.g., Bitcoin). Do you think this is a good decision? Why or why not? Do you think of “paying down...

Behavioral Finance Panel with Professors Meir Statman (Santa Clara University) and Terry Odean (Berkeley) at NGPF Summit

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Apr 20, 2018
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Podcasts, Behavioral Finance
Imagine facing a room full of 100+ educators from 30 states across the country.  We can be a pretty tough audience, but we were putty in the hands of some true masters at the NGPF 2018 Summit in San Francisco in mid-March.   The first panel we attended was on Behavioral Finance.  Leading the intros and discussion was Allan Roth Founder of Wealth Logic, LLC.  (Ever read How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street? I did and really enjoyed it, so I was already psyched.) Here's a...