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What’s New With…….Investing?

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May 24, 2018
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Investing, Stocks, Current Events, Cryptocurrencies
FinTech Apps and Micro-Investing According to Warren Buffet, for the average investor, it’s all about low fees.  Would he support these low cost apps as a way to get average investors into the market. Here is another in-depth look at how micro-investing works, in both rising and falling markets. Here are two articles from Money Magazine about getting started in investing using investment apps. Blackrock, which manages $6 trillion in assets, is moving into the micro/app space with an...

NGPF Sponsoring Summer Workshops for Finance Educators

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May 24, 2018
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Professional Development
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 23, 2018 - Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a non-profit committed to ensuring that ALL students leave high school with the financial skills needed to thrive in the future, is excited to announce summer workshops they are sponsoring for educators. NGPF recently announced a $25 million investment focused on teacher development over the next decade and these summer workshops represent a down payment.  "We are excited to be supporting teacher PD programs in six...

Question of the Day: What is your personal definition of wealth?

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May 24, 2018
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Behavioral Finance, Question of the Day
It's the end of the school year, so it's time to get a little philosophical. Answer: Will vary The motivation for this question came from this Schwab Modern Wealth survey completed by 1,000 Americans. Here were the top 3 ways they defined wealth: Living stress-free/peace of mind (28 percent) Being able to afford anything I want (18 percent) Loving relationships with my family and friends (17 percent) Questions: Why do you think people define wealth in so many different ways? Do you think your...

Tech Tool Review: Celebrity Calamity

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May 23, 2018
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NGPF Fellows, Tips for Teachers, Credit Cards
Teachers who attend our Summer Institute in Palo Alto become NGPF Fellows the following school year -- this Fellowship includes presenting with us at PD sessions, offering NGPF feedback on products, writing guest blog posts, ... the list goes on. Today features a Tech Tool Review from Martha Somers of Broad Run High School in Ashburn, VA. Here's what Martha has to say... Tech Tool: Celebrity Calamity by Financial Entertainment Cost: Free Use Case:  Useful as a game at the end of the...