Collaborate with Educators At NGPF Professional Development This Week (September 14-19)

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Sep 13, 2020
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Professional Development
 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!"! "I am absolutely inspired...I am more prepared to teach my students in the fall." "Each time I join the sessions, I come away with new knowledge, insights and ideas on how to use this information with my students." We have a full slate of professional development opportunities this week for teachers! Each will help you earn credit towards NGPF...

Question of the Day: The federal government mailed out $1,200 stimulus checks this spring. Rank order from highest to lowest how people used the stimulus: Purchased stuff, paid down debt or saved it?

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Sep 13, 2020
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Question of the Day, Budgeting
Answer: 41% of stimulus checks went to purchase stuff, 31% to repay debts and 27% was saved Using data from a recent survey of 12,000 Americans conducted by Nielsen, a market-research firm, the authors found that just 42% of the money was spent. Another 27% was saved. The remaining 31% was used to repay debts. https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/09/02/how-did-americans-use-their-coronavirus-stimulus-cheques Questions: What do you notice about the relationship between household income...

NGPF Podcast: The Math Summer Team Introduces the Math Collection

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Sep 11, 2020
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Podcasts
On this special edition podcast, NGPF Team Member Abby Alcala and NGPF Fellow Tara Kelley (Harwood Union High School) introduce NGPF's new Math Collection. Abby and Tara discuss what they wanted to accomplish with the Math Collection, what teachers can expect from it, and the creative process behind the scenes in order to produce this great resource. (Huge shout out goes out to the entire Math Summer Team, which consists of Abby Alcala, Tara Kelley and JaRhondaLynn Cameron!) Details:...

NGPF Podcast: Morgan Housel discusses his new book "The Psychology of Money"

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Sep 11, 2020
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Podcasts, Behavioral Finance, Investing, Index Funds
Morgan Housel is back for an encore performance on the NGPF Podcast to talk about his new book, The Psychology of Money. Morgan has that rare talent of making financial lessons memorable through incredible storytelling that weaves in history, psychology, sociology and even medicine. In fact, his book is a compilation of 19 of his favorite stories. Listen to this podcast and learn about his creative process, his favorite stories and the money lessons they teach and COVID-19's long-term impact on...

Reading List for September 11-13

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Sep 11, 2020
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Economics, Investing, Credit Reports, Paying for College
Economics A majority of young adults (52%) live with parents for the first time since the Great Depression (graph at bottom of post). (Pew Research) Real Estate: “Booming” Zoom towns and “Gloomy” urban rental markets. The statistic above may explain some of the “gloom.” You will find some interesting statistics in this one. (NPR) Unemployment: New jobless claims settle down at a still, unprecedented rate of 884,000. And 839,000 applied for the Pandemic...

FinCap Friday: Friending, Then Spending

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Sep 10, 2020
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FinCap Friday
In this FinCap Friday episode we dive into some recent data about social media usage, particularly among teens. There are several negative correlations linked with higher usage of social media, but what are they specifically? Is there anything that people can do to take action and prevent the negative outcomes or decrease the likelihood of the negative outcomes in their own lives? Find out more about this and more in this week's FinCap Friday: If you're short on time, try our simplified FinCap...

Making the Most of "What's New With _____ (2020)"

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Sep 10, 2020
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Tips for Teachers
Beginning in July, a series of weekly articles were posted on the NGPF blog to guide you through recent developments and current events for each of the units in the NGPF curriculum. In this challenging year, much of the content included is related to the pandemic.   The hope is that these updates make it a bit easier to keep your lessons fresh as you have a full plate to begin with. They are designed for teachers to be able to bring themselves up to speed on anything happening in a...

What's New With Budgeting (2020)

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Sep 10, 2020
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Budgeting
Budgeting during a Pandemic   The financial experience of Americans over the last six months has fallen one of two ways. If one was able to continue to work from home without losing income, and without giving up a job to take over childcare, they likely saw savings increase or debt decrease as spending was reallocated, but in all likelihood, dropped overall. Then there was everyone else.   According to one survey, about half of Americans reported a drop in income, and almost 20%...

Question of the Day: At what age did most parents/guardians teach or plan to teach their children about personal finance?

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Sep 09, 2020
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Personal Finance, Question of the Day
Answer: Between the ages of 5-10 years old Questions: Have you had conversations with your parents/guardians about money?  If yes, what have you discussed?  What can make these conversations easy or difficult to have? Do you plan to discuss what you are learning in this course with a parent or guardian?  Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom. Marketplace recently had a feature with advice on...

EdPuzzle Thursday: Behavioral Economics

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Sep 09, 2020
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EdPuzzle Thursday, Economics
EdPuzzle is a great platform to test for knowledge while students watch a video and learn remotely. We will be releasing new EdPuzzle videos here on the blog each week so that your students can answer questions that are directly embedded within engaging videos.  This week's EdPuzzle video titled "5 Ways People Are Dumb With Money" discusses Richard Thaler's research on how we can predict our financial mistakes.     Interested in more EdPuzzle videos? Visit our Video...

Question of the Day (Updated): What percent of Americans who have credit card debt won't be able to pay it off within a year?

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Sep 08, 2020
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Question of the Day, Credit Cards
Answer: 70% Questions: What do you think keeps so many Americans from paying off their credit card bill every month? Many who don’t pay their credit card bill every month will just pay the minimum (or about 3% of what they owe). Is that a good strategy? Why or why not? Why is it so important not to carry credit card debt month to month? What advice would you offer to a friend who’s trying to pay down their credit card bill while still managing their other expenses? Click here for...

Question of the Day: What percent of consumers will only shop at stores that offer a contactlesss ("tap to pay") payment option?

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Sep 07, 2020
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Question of the Day, Payment Types
Answer: 52% Questions: Would you only shop at stores that offer a contactless payment option?  After COVID-19, do you think your payment behaviors will change and you will be more comfortable with cash and credit/debit card readers?  What are some concerns you might have about a cashless society?  Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.  Behind the numbers (VISA study):  Your money or...

Virtual Adaptation - MOVE: Up and Down with Credit Scores

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Sep 07, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Credit Scores
The original version of the activity  MOVE: Up and Down with Credit Scores encourages students to move around the classroom to kinesthetically model how financial decisions can impact their credit score. At a time where many schools have transitioned to offering synchronous and asynchronous learning and/or limited movement in the classroom, we’ve created an adaptation activity that may work for your current classroom environment.  PLAY: Guess My Credit Score is an adapted...

Collaborate with Educators At NGPF Professional Development This Week (September 7-12)

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Sep 06, 2020
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Professional Development
 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!"! "I am absolutely inspired...I am more prepared to teach my students in the fall." "Each time I join the sessions, I come away with new knowledge, insights and ideas on how to use this information with my students."   Be sure to check out the new events listed as well as our first FinCamp of 2020-2021 school year and Saturday's first...

NGPF Podcast: NY Times Columnist Ron Lieber on his upcoming book, The Price You Pay for College

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Sep 04, 2020
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Podcasts, Paying for College, Student Loans
We welcomed the NY Times columnist Ron Lieber to the NGPF Speaker Series on August 28, 2020 to share details about his forthcoming book (expected Jan. 2021), The Price You Pay for College. In this conversation, Ron describes the reasons students go to college and what factors determine the price that students and their families pay for it. You will learn about valuable online tools and resources to help you answer that all important question too. Finally, he shares his perspective on the impact...

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