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Reading List for January 21-23

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Jan 21, 2022
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Cryptocurrencies, Investing, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Budgeting
Investing By Wednesday, NASDAQ was in correction territory. (CNBC) Here is the latest market roundup from Yahoo Finance. Microsoft plans to acquire Activision for almost $70B. (CNN)  Black Rock CEO Larry Fink predict the next big start-ups will be tech companies devoted to helping the environment/climate. (CNBC) Goldman Sachs pundits see oil prices over $100/barrel. (Reuters) Funding of tech startups keeps rising. Will this apparent “bubble” ever burst? (NYT-subscription may be...

Collaborate with Educators At NGPF Professional Development This Week (January 3-6)

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Jan 02, 2022
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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...

NGPF Podcast: Mary Rossi on creative approaches to financial empowerment

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Dec 17, 2021
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Podcasts, Entrepreneurship
Mary Rossi brings an enthusiasm and passion to her role as Director of Financial Inclusion and U.S. Partnerships at the Global Thinking Foundation (GTF). Her financial empowerment workshops focus on students in fields such as acting, education, architecture, or social work. She also shares her plans to bring creative concepts that have worked in GTF's European offices to the United States. Enjoy!  Details: 0:00~1:13 Introduction 1:13~3:03 Role at Global Thinking USA 3:03~5:24 Experience...

Collaborate with Educators At NGPF Professional Development This Week (December 6-December 9)

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Dec 05, 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...

NGPF Podcast: Dan Sheeks on using Financial Independence (FI) as hook to engage students

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Dec 03, 2021
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Podcasts, Investing, Entrepreneurship
Dan Sheeks is a busy guy. As if being a high school personal teacher isn't all consuming enough, he is both a real estate investor and a founder of an online community. That community, SheeksFreaks, is made up of young people interested in strategies to gain financial independence. Dan is also an author of a new book, First to a Million. Listen to the podcast and complete this form and could be one of the first 100 educators to receive a FREE copy of his book. Enjoy!  Details:...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Sara Wittmayer Says COVID-19 Showed the Necessity for a Focused Personal Finance Curriculum in Schools

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Nov 30, 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 Sara Wittmayer is an educator at Nashua K-12 Schools in Nashua, Montana. Their school is the 149th...

Question of the Day: When deciding whether to follow an influencer on social media, what trait did teens say was most important?

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Nov 16, 2021
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Question of the Day, Entrepreneurship
Answer: Authenticity From Morning Consult:  Questions:  In your own words, what is an influencer?  If you follow influencers, what trait is most important to you? Why?  Have you ever bought a product endorsed by an influencer?  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): Consumers understand that sponsored content is crucial to an influencer’s income, considering it’s...

EdPuzzle: The Real Cost of Bottled Water

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Nov 03, 2021
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EdPuzzle Thursday, Purchase Decisions
This week's EdPuzzle video from TwoCents titled "The Real Cost of Bottled Water?" discusses why bottled water is so popular and alternatives that can help you save money and the environment.     Interested in more EdPuzzle videos? Visit our Video Library and type in "EdPuzzle" into the search bar at the top to view the rest of our EdPuzzle videos!  EdPuzzle is a great platform to test for knowledge while students watch a video and learn remotely. We will be releasing new...

Reading List for October 15-17

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Oct 15, 2021
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Current Events, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Investing
Economics There has been a lot of economics news this week about inflation, the unusual labor market, and the Nobel Prize. NPRs Planet Money explains who the Nobel Prize winners in Economics are, and what their contribution means to the field. Go empiricists!  We have talked about “shrinkflation”—same price but smaller package. Now we also have “shadow-inflation”—same price but less service. (NYTimes or Seattle Times) Consumer prices as measured by the...

Question of the Day [Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month]: A 2020 Hispanic Wealth Report found that Latinos are most likely to build wealth through: stocks, bonds, or real estate?

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Oct 05, 2021
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Question of the Day, Investing
Answer: Real Estate Questions: Why is real estate typically a strong investment option? What are ways an individual can work towards owning their own property? How would owning an investment property outside of a primary residence be helpful for building wealth? Although real estate can help build wealth, why is it still important to diversify investments? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.  ...

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...

FinCap Friday: Entrepreneurship On The Rise

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Sep 16, 2021
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FinCap Friday
It's the first week of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month and we dive into that in the episode below. We look at the trend line for entrepreneurship in the Latinx community and also the details regarding working Latinas, specifically. Fun Fact: All throughout the coming weeks, NGPF will be highlighting Latinx and Hispanic voices on the blog and in Virtual PDs. You can also find themed Question of the Day resources and blog posts that you can use in the classroom with students! For the answers to...

NGPF Podcast: Ennie Lim co-founded HoneyBee to improve financial wellness in the workplace

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Aug 20, 2021
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Podcasts, Entrepreneurship
You will be inspired by Ennie's story of how her own personal financial challenges motivated her to start HoneyBee. Honored by Inc. Magazine as a top female founder, Ennie has created a business at HoneyBee that combines the best of fintech while retaining a socially oriented mission. Listen as she describes how HoneyBee's products and services increases financial wellness in the workplace through a combination of a "rainy day fund" and financial education. [Full disclosure: I am an investor...

Summer Series: HUSTLE

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Jul 22, 2021
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Video Resource
This week on the Summer Series devoted to money, business and economics video shows and resources, I'm highlighting a fellow Dominican-American from NYC named John Henry. John is the host of HUSTLE a series produced and aired by VICELAND TV. People who know John recognize him as the cofounder, co-CEO of Loop, a new car insurance company that aims to make auto insurance more fair and transparent for drivers. He is also well known for his work with Harlem Capital, a venture capital firm focused on...

My Classroom Podcast: Candice Matthews Brackeen, the Founder and CEO of Lighthouse

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Jun 22, 2021
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Entrepreneurship, Podcasts
My Classroom is a short NGPF podcast series devoted to supporting the efforts of teachers. Each week we will speak with different teachers & professionals who will share timely tips, resources, and strategies that can be implemented immediately into the classroom. This week we have the pleasure of speaking with Candice Brackeen.  The Wall Street Journal named Mrs. Brackeen a Top 10 women venture capitalists for 2020. She will share what students and teachers should know about...

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