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NGPF Podcast: Ty Allan Jackson and Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani and the story of Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire

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Feb 26, 2021
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Podcasts, Entrepreneurship, Investing
Call it serendipity. Who knew that Ty Allan Jackson's son setting up a successful lemonade stand would set in motion an amazing sequence of events? A fruitless trip to a book store in search of a kid's book about money led to Ty writing that book. When outreach to 147 publishers came up empty, Ty persisted and went the self-publishing route. Later, Abdullah would reach out to Ty and the collaboration would lead to a curriculum built around the Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire book....

Celebrating Black History Month: Highlighting Michelle Singletary, Columnist for the Washington Post

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Feb 26, 2021
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Activities, Retirement
Twice weekly, NGPF is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Black financial leaders and educators via dedicated posts and student activities on the NGPF blog.    With this final post of the month, we are highlighting the work of Michelle Singletary, who writes “The Color of Money,” a twice-weekly column in the Washington Post and published in dozens of other papers nationwide. She’s also the author of 3 personal finance books and appears regularly on TV and...

Celebrating Black History Month: The Impact of Housing Policy on Communities of Color

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Feb 24, 2021
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Activities
Twice weekly, NGPF is celebrating Black History Month via dedicated posts and student activities on the NGPF blog.  Unlike a lot of our earlier posts where we highlighted the work of a specific Black financial leader, today we are putting a spotlight on how housing policies segregated America and the lasting impact they have on communities of color today.  Featured Resource and Activity Idea: Video - How Home Loans Segregated America TwoCents, a series by PBS, recently released a...

Question of the Day [Black History Month]: How did Madame CJ Walker become the first American woman to be a self-made millionaire?

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Feb 22, 2021
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Question of the Day, Entrepreneurship
Answer: She invented a line of African American hair products and promoted them by traveling around the country giving lecture-demonstrations and eventually established Madame C.J. Walker Laboratories to manufacture cosmetics and train sales beauticians. Questions: What characteristics do you think Madame CJ Walker had that made her such a successful entrepreneur? Why was it important that Madame CJ Walker not only invented an important product, but also committed time and energy to share it...

Question of the Day [Black History Month]: What is the largest Black-owned business based on their 2018 revenue (sales)?

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Feb 21, 2021
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Question of the Day, Entrepreneurship
Answer: World Wide Technology (WWT) founded by David Steward with $11.2 billion in revenue Questions:  The founder, Dave Steward, has grown WWT to 5,000 employees. What do you think are the challenges that a founder faces when managing a larger organization?  If you had the opportunity to interview Mr. Steward, what would you ask him?   What do you think are the keys to success with technology companies? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day...

EconExtra: Freedman's Bank and the History of Black-owned Banks in the US

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Feb 20, 2021
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Economics
EconExtra is a series of posts that go beyond the textbook, relating current events and recent developments in economics to content standards, and providing resource suggestions to help you incorporate the current events into your lessons. The Headlines Investopedia published a comprehensive review of all of the Black-owned banks by state earlier this month. In fact, there are only 41 in the country, including credit unions.During Black History Month, the following headlines warranted further...

Celebrating Black History Month: Black Experts Weigh in on What’s Missing from the Wealth Gap Conversation

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Feb 19, 2021
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Activities, Current Events
Twice weekly, NGPF is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Black financial leaders and educators via dedicated posts and student activities on the NGPF blog.  Deviating from our previous posts featuring the work of one individual, today we draw your attention toward this interview conducted by Courtney Stith for Acorns + CNBC on the Grow website.  Featured Resource and Activity Idea: This is the ‘most obvious’ thing missing from the racial wealth gap...

Celebrating Black History Month: Highlighting Marsha Barnes of The Finance Bar

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Feb 17, 2021
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Activities
Twice weekly, NGPF is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Black financial leaders and educators via dedicated posts and student activities on the NGPF blog.  With this fifth post, we are highlighting the work of Marsha Barnes, creator of The Finance Bar! Marsha is a Certified Financial Social Worker, Official FICO Brand Ambassador, and was named GOBankingRates’ 2018 Best Money Expert in the Net-Worth Category. This week, we were inspired by The Finance Bar Instagram...

Question of the Day [Black History Month]: Who was Wall Street's first Black millionaire?

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Feb 17, 2021
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Question of the Day, Investing
Answer: Jeremiah G. Hamilton   Questions: Despite the controversy of Wall Street at the time and his success, what can we learn from Jeremiah G. Hamilton's story? How can he inspire you to pursue success financially? Who do you look up to as a person who is successful with their finances? Why? What are some strategies that you could use to build your wealth over time? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your...

Celebrating Black History Month: Highlighting Tonya Rapley of My Fab Finance

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Feb 12, 2021
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Activities
Twice weekly, NGPF is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Black financial leaders and educators via dedicated posts and student activities on the NGPF blog.    With this fourth post, we are highlighting the work of Tonya Rapley, whose website myfabfinance.com describes her as “an entrepreneur, wife, co-founder, domestic violence survivor, and citizen of the world.” You can find her website and learn more about her here, and she’s also got a popular...

Celebrating Black History Month: Highlighting Malcolm “MJ” Harris

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Feb 10, 2021
Twice weekly, NGPF is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Black financial leaders and educators via dedicated posts and student activities on the NGPF blog.  With this third post, we are highlighting the work of Malcolm “MJ” Harris. Harris is the CEO and founder of National Care Financial Group, an enterprise  that he started from his dining room table and is now one of America’s largest African-American owned financial services firms! You can learn more...

Question of the Day [Black History Month]: How much money do Black Americans give in charitable donations annually?

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Feb 10, 2021
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Question of the Day, Budgeting
Answer: Over $11 billion a year Questions: Have you ever donated before? What causes are you most interested in supporting? How might your own family history and tradition impact your giving in the future? How might learning about the experiences and traditions of others impact your own spending/giving? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.   Behind the numbers (Forbes): Though research is limited...

Celebrating Black History Month: Highlighting Tiffany Aliche, The Budgetnista

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Feb 05, 2021
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Activities, Teaching Strategies
Twice weekly, NGPF is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Black financial leaders and educators via dedicated posts and student activities on the NGPF blog.    With this second post, we are highlighting the work of The Budgetnista, Tiffany Aliche -- an award-winning teacher, bestselling author, and blogger + podcaster. You can find her website and learn more about her here, but in this blog post we’re going to feature one of Tiffany’s blog posts that we think...

Reading List for Feb 5-7

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Feb 05, 2021
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Investing, Cryptocurrencies, Economics
Investing-GameStop Round 2 Treasury Secretary Yellen and other regulators met to discuss what happened with GameStop and other stocks (NYT), and Cleveland Fed President does not expect any resultant changes to policy. (CNBC) Or the leaders could just listen to Andrew Ross Sorkin, who proposed six ways to “fix” the market in his DealBook article this week. Gary Gensler has been nominated to head up the SEC, and this will be his issue to deal with. For some perspective on how he might...

Celebrating Black History Month: Highlighting Bola Sokunbi

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Feb 03, 2021
During the month of February, NGPF will be celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Black financial leaders and educators via dedicated posts and student activities on the NGPF blog!  We’re kicking off our blog post series by highlighting the work of Bola Sokunbi, a Certified Financial Education Instructor, money expert, and the CEO, best-selling author, and founder of Clever Girl Finance. Bola’s main goal, as found on the CGF website, “is to help women become...

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