The Rise of the Robocall: Do Not Answer That Call!

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Aug 11, 2019
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Scams, Current Events
Thanks to Renee Hochanadel, who recently attended Summer Institute and is now an NGPF Fellow, for sharing this blog post which was originally shared on her blog. _______________________________________________ The phone rings, you look at the number and you go through your mental checklist before deciding to answer or not. Is this one of my contacts? Is it a local number? Have I made an outgoing call to set an appointment and it might be them? If you have a cell phone, you do this dance an...

Reading List for August 9-11

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Aug 09, 2019
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Checking Accounts, Economics, Investing, Retirement, Career, Current Events
  Checking With mobile deposits, checks may be “deposited” more than once. Banks’ systems are not catching all duplicate deposits. This happened to an organization for which I am the Treasurer, and it can happen to you. (Cleveland Plain Dealer) This is potentially big news for folks living paycheck-to-paycheck. The Fed just announced that they will develop a public sector system for real-time payments (check clearing). (New York Times) Here is a British perspective on...

NGPF Podcast: Andrei Smith discusses the car industry

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Aug 09, 2019
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Purchase Decisions, Podcasts, Budgeting, Behavioral Finance
I had Andrei Smith back on the podcast recently where we talked about what's ailing the car industry, the promise of autonomous and electric vehicles and the owning vs. leasing debate. He also shares his observations on the current zeitgeist in Silicon Valley when it comes to status symbols and car buying behaviors. Enjoy! Details: 0:00~1:14 Introduction 1:14~2:04 Current state of car dealerships 2:04~11:14 The slowdown in car sales  11:14~19:08 Introduction of electric car sales...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award, Edition 12

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Aug 08, 2019
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
To acknowledge the efforts that teachers put into their classes, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a 'Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to one student with outstanding contributions in their personal finance class. The Fellow selects a student based on the following criteria: The student has taken the Fellow's personal finance class in the 2018-2019 school year The student has demonstrated outstanding performance in the class based on their participation, academic...

Dan O'Connell - Why I'm Passionate About Financial Education

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Aug 07, 2019
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Advocacy
After working over 30 years in the Financial Services Industry in Manhattan I decided to make a career transition to teaching. I felt it was time to apply my skills to educating the next generation of leaders and took a position in a New York City Charter High School with students from primarily low income, underserved communities. Given my background I quickly transitioned from teaching Math to starting a Business Program. A Financial Literacy class served as its cornerstone but I also started...

What's New With Budgeting (August 2019)?

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Aug 05, 2019
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Budgeting
Budgeting in the News Single mom and personal finance blogger Kumiko Love, aka “The Budget Mom,” came up with a novel budgeting method that was featured on GMA. She calls it the “Budget by Paycheck Method.” She reportedly used this method to pay off $77K of debt in 3 years. Her method is actually s a combination of the paycheck method, the calendar method, and the cash envelope method. Seems to me that this method is great for those that like to see everything spread out...

TEACHER TIP - INTERACTIVE: Living Paycheck to Paycheck

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Aug 05, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Are you looking for an interactive activity for the first day of school? Or a great way to introduce your Budgeting unit? See how NGPF Fellow Amanda Volz uses INTERACTIVE: Living Paycheck to Paycheck in this new Teacher Tip video. You'll learn all of her best tips and ideas for implementation in the classroom!   For all of NGPF's Budgeting resources, visit the Budgeting unit page....

Collaborate with Educators At NGPF Professional Development This Week (August 5-9, 2019)

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Aug 04, 2019
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Professional Development
Here's what teachers are saying about our new Virtual PDs: "Keep it up. NGPF has been the most engaging PD I've attended in years." "I am absolutely inspired...I am more prepared to teach my students in the fall." "Great session! Loved it and will be back for more." We have a full slate of professional development opportunities this week for teachers. Each will help you earn credit towards NGPF Academy. All times listed below are Pacific Time.  Virtual Professional Development: a...

Reading List for Aug 2-4

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Aug 02, 2019
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Current Events, Economics, Career, Investing, Paying for College, Parent Conversations
Current Events Captial One Data Breach What you need to know about the Capital One data breach. A hacker obtained information on 100 million customer accounts across the US and Canada. Choose your source below for the facts and what to do about it if you are a victim. From Capital One. From Consumer Reports From the New York Times Fed Rate Cut Historic rate cut: the Fed announced a 25 basis point drop in the target interest rate on Wednesday, the first drop since 2008! For an explanation of...

NGPF Podcast: Don Dutkowsky, Professor of Economics at Syracuse University

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Aug 02, 2019
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Podcasts, Investing, Professional Development
Don Dutkowsky has lots of great insights to share after nearly four decades in the classroom as a college Economics Professor with a keen interest in personal finance. In this wide-ranging conversation, Don discusses his passion for financial education, how he incorporates personal finance concepts into his economics work and his work with high school teachers in New York state. He's also a master storyteller and clearly knows how to bring personal finance to life for his students. Enjoy! ...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award, Edition 11

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Aug 01, 2019
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
To acknowledge the efforts that teachers put into their classes, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a 'Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to one student with outstanding contributions in their personal finance class. The Fellow selects a student based on the following criteria: The student has taken the Fellow's personal finance class in the 2018-2019 school year The student has demonstrated outstanding performance in the class based on their participation, academic...

EdPuzzle Thursday - INVESTING: 4 Types of Retirement Accounts

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Jul 31, 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! Happy August! New month = new EdPuzzle unit! For this month's theme of Investing, we are starting off with an EdPuzzle video from Zions TV, where your students can learn and answer questions about 4...

What's New With Paying for College? (July 2019)

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Jul 29, 2019
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Paying for College
Who pays for college? Discover Student Loans, a division of Discover Financial Services, surveyed 1500 parents of college-bound students about who would be footing the bill. Whether the numbers are accurate or not is less of a story than the movement in just one year. 38% of parents expect students will be covering at least half of the cost, up from 31% last year, and 28% of parents say they will cover the entire cost, down from 34% last year. What’s more, fewer parents (41% versus 51%...

TEACHER TIP - INTERACTIVE: How Much Will Your College Actually Cost?

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Jul 29, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
See how NGPF Fellow Amanda Volz uses INTERACTIVE: How Much Will Your College Actually Cost? in this new Teacher Tip Video! You'll learn some great tips and ideas on how to use this activity in your classroom.   For all of NGPF's Paying for College resources, go to the Paying For College unit page....

Reading List for July 26-28

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Jul 26, 2019
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Financial Literacy, Career, Behavioral Finance, Credit Cards, Paying for College, Current Events
Financial Literacy Dr. Barbara O’Neil of Rutgers, known to NGPF regulars for her tireless efforts in financial education, read and digested the Government’s report on Financial Education in the news recently, and offers her key take-aways. (MoneyTalk) A study by the University of Arizona demonstrates that “emerging adults” (college years plus five post college years) with financial knowledge are more successful at “adulting,” including more successful...

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