TEACHER TIP - THE FINE PRINT: Credit Card Statement

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Dec 09, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you a Teacher Tip video on a FINE PRINT activity titled THE FINE PRINT: Credit Card Statement. With this Fine Print activity, students will read and analyze a credit card statement. This activity is available to use with your students in both Google Docs and Google Forms. In this video, Amanda provides some tips and ideas on how you can successfully implement it in your classroom! For all of NGPF's Fine Print activities, visit THE FINE PRINT resources page! ...

QoD: UPS vs. FedEx: Which company's stock has performed better over the past five years?

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Dec 09, 2019
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Investing, Index Funds, Research
The unsung heroes of the holidays.  Answer:  Questions: Reviewing the chart, how much would your $100 investment five years ago have grown if you had invested in... UPS? FedEx? The overall stock market (S&P 500)? Would you have been better off choosing between these 2 companies or just buying the overall stock market through an index fund? What research could you do to find out what factors have impacted the stock prices for FedEx and UPS?  Here's the ready-to-go slides...

Quiz: PISA Financial Literacy Sample Test Questions

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Dec 08, 2019
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Interactive, Personal Finance, Quizzes
The PISA tests, administered globally by the OECD, measures 15 year-old students' knowledge in mathematics, science and reading. The tests are administered every three years and the country-by-country results were released last week. How does the U.S. stack up in these subject areas? The results are here with summaries on page 6-8.  In addition, the PISA added an optional Financial Literacy test. The results for this test won't be available until later. In the meantime, Brian Page pointed...

QoD: Arrange these apps from most to least downloaded in 2019: Instagram, TikTok, Facebook

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Dec 08, 2019
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Current Events, Research
Answer: TikTok Facebook Instagram Questions: Why do you think that TikTok has become so popular? What does it do better than other apps?  What would be the top 3 apps that you have used in 2019 in terms of screen time?  Since TikTok has become so popular, do you think that Facebook will try and copy their features? If so, do you think it will be successful?  Here's the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom. Behind the...

Reading List for December 6-8

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Dec 06, 2019
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Economics, Investing, Budgeting, Paying for College, Current Events
Economics/Employment The November jobs report beat expectations. Dive into the numbers here. (USA Today) Does the jobs report give a complete employment picture? Forbes takes a look at the employment numbers and finds a large increase in low-quality, low-paying jobs.  "A study by the Brookings Institute, a nonprofit public policy organization that conducts research to solve problems facing society, found that a large amount of the newly created positions are “low-wage”...

NGPF Podcast: Amobi Okugo is leading the frugal athlete movement

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Dec 06, 2019
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Podcasts
I really enjoyed my recent conversation with professional soccer player, Amobi Okugo. Off the field, Amobi developed a website, A Frugal Athlete, focused on helping professional athletes manage their money effectively. In this podcast, Amobi shares what he learned from his parents about money, his frugal tendencies and how he handled that first big paycheck after signing his professional contract (spoiler alert: there's no Bentley in his garage!). Amobi's commitment to changing the narrative of...

FinCap Friday: Five Star Phonies

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Dec 05, 2019
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FinCap Friday
In this FinCap Friday we look at the latest update regarding online retailers and their struggle against fake reviews. A brand new report shows that as of winter 2019, a large chunk of all reviews on shopping sites like Amazon, are fake! People generally trust these reviews and ratings to help them decide whether or not to buy products, so this has become quite a big issue. What are some actions companies are taking to prevent this? How can online shoppers prevent being tricked? Find out in this...

What's the Value of A Personal Finance Course? [UPDATED]

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Dec 04, 2019
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Personal Finance, Research
 Priceless!  As more states consider increasing access to personal finance, we should expect advocates to be questioned about the value of a personal finance course or in investment parlance, "What's the Return on Investment (ROI)?"   We know there is lots of academic value to the course as it develops the following skills: Analytical thinking Problem-solving Teamwork through group projects Decision-making in ambiguous situations where there may not be one right answer...

EdPuzzle Thursday: BUDGETING - Tips and Techniques for How to Manage Your Money

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Dec 04, 2019
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EdPuzzle Thursday
Want to assign videos with built-in questions? We will be releasing a new EdPuzzle video here on the blog each week so that your students can answer questions that are directly embedded within engaging videos. We are excited to share with you a new video each week and a new topic each month! In this week's EdPuzzle video, your students can learn and answer questions about some basic tips on the basics of budgeting, automatic payments, and budgeting apps! Interested in more EdPuzzle videos?...

QoD: Can you name three of the most popular items on wish lists this holiday season?

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Dec 04, 2019
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Question of the Day, Budgeting, Purchase Decisions, Behavioral Finance
Answer: Other fun facts:  Average consumer expects to spend $1,048 82% of 18-24 year olds plan to purchase for friends 56% of shoppers say they will shop online -------- Questions: What are the top items on your wish list?  Have you created a budget for your holiday spending? Why do you think it's so difficult for people to keep to their holiday budgets?  What is the best gift under $20 that you have ever received? that you have ever given? What types of gifts do you think...

Barbara Angelicola-Manzolli: my 10 year journey to create a high school personal finance graduation requirement

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Dec 03, 2019
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Advocacy
The following is a guest post from Barbara Angelicola, Lewis S. Mills High School, Burlington CT. Barbara's school is the fourth to convert to the Gold Standard and earn a $10,000 grant from NGPF's Gold Standard Challenge! ------------------ The spark that ignited my passion for teaching personal finance In 2008, my school received a small grant from the State of Connecticut to start a Personal Finance class for the 2009-2010 school year. From the moment the first class ran, I knew that my...

November 20, 2019: A Day in the Life of the NGPF website

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Dec 03, 2019
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Teaching Strategies
It's been over 2 1/2 years since I last did a post highlighting how teachers are using our website. A lot has changed since then, as visitors to our website have quadrupled since then.  By now, you realize that I am a data geek, so it would only seem natural that I obsess over our website statistics and the story it tells about how educators, students, parents and others use us. Please note that we don’t track individual users on our site and get our aggregate data from Google...

QoD: The number one job skill that very successful businesspeople attribute their success to is their __________ skills.

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Dec 03, 2019
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Question of the Day, Career
Answer: Sales  Questions: What does it take to be a successful salesperson?  How might these skills help someone be successful in other areas of business?  Raise your hand if you think you would consider going into sales? What sorts of sales-type jobs could you get at your age? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom. Behind the numbers: (Yahoo Finance) Two-thirds of the mega-wealthy individuals interviewed for this...

Chart of the Week: What happens in an internet minute?

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Dec 02, 2019
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Chart of the Week
This one is for the math teachers out there. Have your students analyze both pie charts to see how activities on the internet have changed over the past year: Questions: Compare activities on the internet for 2018 and 2019 Be sure that the year over year comparisons you are analyzing have the same units.  Which activities grew the most on a percentage basis?  Which activities grew the least on a percentage basis?   Make your predictions for 2020 for each of the...

TEACHER TIP - MOVE: Up and Down With Credit Scores

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Dec 02, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you a Teacher Tip video on the activity MOVE: Up and Down With Credit Scores. This activity gets students out of their seats to kinesthetically model how financial decisions impact their credit score while reinforcing their understanding of how credit scores are calculated. In this video, Amanda explains the teacher preparation needed for this activity and ideas on how you can implement it in your classroom! For all of NGPF's Managing Credit activities, visit the MANAGING...

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