NGPF Podcast: High Schooler Jakob Diepenbrock on Starting the Young Investors Network

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Sep 24, 2021
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Investing, Podcasts
  Details:  0:00~1:02 Introduction 1:02~2:03 Jakob’s background 2:03~3:21 Early money lessons and interest in personal finance 3:21~4:22 First-ever stock investment 4:22~5:58 Favorite investing books 5:58~7:16 Tik Tok, Wall Street Bets, and StockTwits 7:16~9:10 Opinion on index funds 9:10~11:24 On the Young Investors Network 11:24~14:12 Young adults starting to invest on Robinhood 14:12~15:50 Access to personal finance education at Jakob’s school 15:50~17:19 Three most...

Reading List for September 24-26

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Sep 24, 2021
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Investing, Economics, Taxes, Student Loans, Retirement
Economics The debt ceiling looming over DC. (NYT-subscription may be required) (Look out for an EconExtra on this topic posting tomorrow-9/25) The Federal Open Market Committee met this week, keeping interest rates unchanged but signaling it may slow some of its support. (Yahoo Finance) (If you have an hour and want to watch the Powell press conference, it’s available on YouTube.) Housing market is calming down. (Yahoo Finance) Jobless Claims this week largely unchanged. (CNBC)  ...

FinCap Friday: Money for College

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Sep 23, 2021
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FinCap Friday
Every year, a new group of teenagers goes off to college. But, do they usually have enough money to pay for tuition and other college costs? What steps can a family take early on to make sure that their child is well prepared? This week's episode of FinCap Friday dives into 529 college savings plans, scholarships & grants! If you're short on time, try our simplified No Tech version containing embedded questions right in the slide deck!   Check out all of our FinCap Friday...

Celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month: Highlighting Beatriz Acevedo

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Sep 23, 2021
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Activities
NGPF continues our celebration of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting Beatriz Acevedo, president/founding partner of latinx-focused digital media company mítu and co-founder/CEO of newly launched Suma Wealth. Suma seeks to “inspire, inform and empower the Latinx community via virtual experiences,” even offering a fully-Spanish language version of the site. Beatriz is one of the leading Latina entrepreneurs in the United States and has dedicated her career to...

Interactive: Let's Choose A Bank

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Sep 22, 2021
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Checking Accounts, Interactive
Hat Tip to Dr. Barbara O'Neill who shared this Interactive Bank Comparison Tool on social media.  This drag and drop tool is intuitive to use while illustrating common bank and credit union services and fees. Since there are only 12 different credit unions and banks included in this interactive, it's not likely that your students would find their bank. However, it can still be an engaging hook as students comparison shop for banks and learn what fees and services are most important to...

Question of the Day: What percent of 18-24 year olds learn about personal finance from social media?

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Sep 22, 2021
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Question of the Day, Personal Finance
Answer: 38.8% including TikTok, YouTube or other social media outlets, like Twitter or Instagram Questions: Other than the lessons you learn in school, where else do you learn about personal finance?  If you have learned some lessons from social media: What was the best advice you received? What was the worst advice?  How do you determine whether a source of information is reliable or not?  Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can...

Question of the Day [Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month]: What bilingual personal finance app gives investment advice and teaches users how to invest and save for retirement?

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Sep 21, 2021
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Question of the Day, Investing
Answer: Finhabits, a bilingual personal finance app created by Carlos Garcia Questions: Where do you learn about personal finance habits and investing? Have you ever used an app? Why is it important to start to think about investing and retirement even at a young age? How can you continue to educate yourself and others with quality personal finance tips and information? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Michelle Bruna Advocated for a Personal Finance Requirement for 10 Years and Now Her Persistence Has Paid Off

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Sep 21, 2021
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Advocacy
The following post is one in a series of inspiring stories from NGPF's Gold Standard Challenge Grant Program which incentivizes high schools and districts to commit to ALL students taking personal finance courses before graduation. Learn more, and apply for your $2,500 to $30,000 Gold Standard Challenge Grant before the August 31, 2022 deadline here. About Today's Guest Author Michelle Bruna is an educator at Washington County High School in Washington, Kansas. Their school...

CURRICULUM UPDATES: Classroom Activities

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Sep 20, 2021
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New Products
The world of personal finance is ever changing, and with that, so are our activities! Details regarding insurance, taxes, college costs, interest rates, and geographic information have all been updated in some of NGPF’s best resources. When those things are updated, we make sure to go through the question sets and narration to make sure the activities flow better than ever when you use them in the classroom. Take a look to see what’s new!   Recently Updated Activities MOVE:...

Question of the Day: For the 32% of Gen Zers that have an auto loan, what is their median loan balance?

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Sep 20, 2021
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Question of the Day
Answer: $14,620 Question: Do you think you will need a loan for the first car that you buy? What do you think is a reasonable amount of auto debt to have? A car salesperson says they can get you into your first car for $300 a month. What should be your next question? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.  Behind the numbers (Lending Tree):  Gen Xers are the most likely to have auto debt, and they also carry the largest...

Celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month: Highlighting Natalie Torres-Haddad

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Sep 19, 2021
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Activities
This week marked the start of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month, and all month long NGPF is going to be celebrating with dedicated blog posts, Speaker Series, and more featuring Latinx/Hispanic financial leaders!  We’re kicking things off by highlighting the work of Natalie Torres-Haddad, also known as The Financially Savvy Latina. Natalie is a two time TEDX Speaker, an international award winning author, a bilingual podcast host of Financially Savvy in 20 minutes, and an international...

Math Monday: How Checking Works

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Sep 19, 2021
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Math
This Math Monday, we’re exploring the Financial Algebra lesson How Checking Works, which kicks off the Checking & Linear Equations Unit. If you want a deeper dive into this unit, sign up for Financial Algebra: Unit 2 Checking and Linear Equations, next Tuesday at 2 pm Pacific. The Lesson This lesson introduces students to the basics of checking accounts, including why you might get a checking account, how you can use it, and why many people are unbanked. Students practice reading a...

Question of the Day: What occupations are predicted to have the most new jobs in the next decade?

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Sep 19, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career
Answer: Behind the numbers: Bureau of Labor Statistics chart   Questions: The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects these occupations to have the most new jobs over the next decade. Why do you think these jobs are growing? How many of these jobs require education beyond a high school degree? What similarities/differences can you identify with this list? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.   ...

Collaborate with Educators At NGPF Professional Development This Week (September 20-23)

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Sep 19, 2021
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Professional Development
We have a full slate of LIVE professional development opportunities this week for teachers! Here's what teachers are saying about our Virtual PDs: "Honestly, these sessions have all been amazing! I have used so much due to the PDs!"! "Each time I join the sessions, I come away with new knowledge, insights, and ideas on how to use this information with my students." "I was so nervous at the start of this school year, but with the training and resources provided by NGPF I was able to be more...

All About Investing: Planet Money Summer School (continued)

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Sep 18, 2021
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Investing, Behavioral Finance, Cryptocurrencies
The second season of Planet Money Summer School is devoted to investing—perfect for a personal finance class. (Season one was devoted to microeconomics.) Below find a summary of the last three podcasts (the first three sessions were covered last week), each between 35 and 40 minutes long (with ads) along with a few suggested discussion questions. This might make a great lesson for a substitute teacher or a remote assignment.   Session 4: Investing in Bonds   Summary: This...

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