Category: Activities

Celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month: Highlighting Jennifer Toledo

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Oct 14, 2021
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Activities
NGPF is celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15) by highlighting Latinx/Hispanic leaders and educators via dedicated posts, Speaker Series’, and student activities on the NGPF blog.   This week, we’re highlighting Jennifer Toledo, content creator and founder of Talk Finances to Me, which aims to help the next generation take control of their financial journey. “My parents taught me to save, but they didn't teach me everything else,” Jennifer...

Celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month: Highlighting The Finance Twins

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Oct 07, 2021
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Activities
NGPF is celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15) by highlighting Latinx/Hispanic leaders and educators via dedicated posts, Speaker Series’, and student activities on the NGPF blog.   This week, we’re highlighting the work of The Finance Twins, Camilo and Francisco Maldonado! Raised by a widowed mother in Minnesota, both twins got jobs at the age of 15 to help pay the family’s bills and taught themselves everything they know about finance! Their...

Celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month: What’s the Difference Between Hispanic, Latino, and Spanish?

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Sep 30, 2021
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Activities
With Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month in full swing, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to highlight a fantastic resource (discovered by NGPF’s very own Yanely Espinal) that discusses the difference between Hispanic, Latino, and Spanish.    Featured Resource and Activity Idea: Video     While many people and the media may use the terms Hispanic, Latino, and Spanish interchangeably, they all represent different identities! Kat Lazo, host of the Bustle video...

Celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month: Highlighting Beatriz Acevedo

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Sep 23, 2021
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Activities
NGPF continues our celebration of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting Beatriz Acevedo, president/founding partner of latinx-focused digital media company mítu and co-founder/CEO of newly launched Suma Wealth. Suma seeks to “inspire, inform and empower the Latinx community via virtual experiences,” even offering a fully-Spanish language version of the site. Beatriz is one of the leading Latina entrepreneurs in the United States and has dedicated her career to...

Celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month: Highlighting Natalie Torres-Haddad

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Sep 19, 2021
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Activities
This week marked the start of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month, and all month long NGPF is going to be celebrating with dedicated blog posts, Speaker Series, and more featuring Latinx/Hispanic financial leaders!  We’re kicking things off by highlighting the work of Natalie Torres-Haddad, also known as The Financially Savvy Latina. Natalie is a two time TEDX Speaker, an international award winning author, a bilingual podcast host of Financially Savvy in 20 minutes, and an international...

NGPF MOVE Activities

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Aug 20, 2021
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Activities, Teaching Strategies
Many teachers tell us they love to get students out of their seats, moving around the classroom to learn... by using NGPF's MOVE activities. Linked below, find all the MOVE activities, organized by unit. Here are a few implementation hacks that will save you time in the long run:  Make sure to log into your free Teacher Account before you print (otherwise the teacher portions of the activities will be hidden!) After printing and cutting the material, laminate any paper used by...

NGPF's Favorite Resources for FinLitMonth!

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Apr 03, 2021
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Activities
 April is Financial Literacy Month! To celebrate, we gathered the NGPF Team's favorite resources into a calendar. Each day, come back to the calendar and check out our suggested resource.  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY       1   ANALYZE: The Influence of Social Media Yanely's Favorite   2   NGPF On-Demand: The History of Racism in Finance Tori's Favorite 5   ANALYZE: A HS Resume and Coverletter Sonia's Favorite 6   PLAY: Roll...

2 Differentiated NGPF Lessons for Special Education Students

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Mar 02, 2021
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Activities, Personal Finance
We are thrilled to welcome Kathryn Dawson to our team (learn more about her here). What I’m particularly excited about is her background in working with special education students. Kathryn was kind enough to differentiate two popular NGPF activities.  Modified Activity: Fine Print Pay Stub Kathryn added two strategies to this activity: annotating the resource (shown below) and scaffolding questions.  --------------------- Modified Activity: Read 25 Investing Basics Kathryn added...

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...

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...

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 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...

Virtual Adaptation: MOVE: Let's Make a Mutual Fund

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Jan 13, 2021
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Teaching Remotely, Investing, Activities
MOVE: Let's Make a Mutual Fund is a teacher favorite when it comes to the NGPF Investing Unit. But, how can teachers take the magic of this popular activity and move (pun intended) it to a virtual learning environment? NGPF's top virtual high-fiver Christian (if you've attended Christian's Virtual PDs, you know) has transformed this activity into a spreadsheet format that allows you and your students to still experience the magic and get those a-ha! moments.  Below you'll find a quick...