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Question of the Day: What's the top social media app for teens?

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Dec 14, 2017
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Budgeting, Research
Answer: Instagram by a whisker. From Your Teen magazine: According to new research from the University of Chicago, the top social media apps for teens age 13-17 are Instagram (76% of surveyed teens use it) and Snapchat (75%). Facebook and Twitter are less popular, with 66% and 47% of the teens reporting that they use each app. According to many parents, even if their teens have Facebook or Twitter accounts, the accounts lie mostly dormant. Here's the ready-to-use slides for this...

The Retirement Conundrum: How Can I Engage My Students In Such An Important Topic?

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Dec 13, 2017
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Index Funds, Investing, Retirement, Activities, Article, WebQuest
Ok, I know that retirement is a long way off for your students, which makes it difficult to engage them on the topic. What if the focus instead was on the actions that you students can take in their 20s to set themselves up well for that period far off into the future?  Here's a Washington Post article that lists five actions that 20-somethings can take to get a jumpstart on their "nest egg." Well, it turns out we have an NGPF resource recommendation for each of their tips. Thanks to...

Question of the Day: What's the average lifespan of a toy fad?

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Dec 13, 2017
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Question of the Day, Behavioral Finance, Budgeting
Answer: About 8 months before it gets marked down With the holiday season upon us and the Fingerling in short supply, I thought the answer to this question was instructive in making me think that perhaps it may not last for long. From NY Times article: The $84 billion global toy industry is struggling for the attention of children obsessed with smartphones and tablets. Global toy sales have been growing each year, but at a slower pace than video games. The average life span of a toy fad is about...

Adventures in Personal Finance: Vacationing on a Budget!

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Dec 12, 2017
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Article, Personal Finance, Budgeting
My partner and I were living in New York City. At the time, I was a Physics Teacher/Basketball Coach, and he was a Dental School Student at NYU. Needless to say, what we had in personality we lacked in expendable finances. Both of us were living on a tight budget. Luckily in NYC, that means amazingly tasty burritos from incredible secret hole-in-the-wall restaurants, lots of dumplings, free outdoor showings of the opera at Lincoln Center, and $10 comedy where you catch a celebrity now and then....