NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Brian Page, Outreach and Education Manager at Budget Challenge
Thank you to Brian Page, Outreach and Education Manager at Budget Challenge for sharing his expertise with our educator community in this recent 24 minute podcast .
Brian spent over a decade teaching personal finance at Reading High School (Ohio) and now lends his expertise to supporting teachers implementing the Budget Challenge simulation in their classrooms.
Brian’s years of experience in the classroom provides him with an amazing perspective to provide insightful answers to such questions as…
- What real-world skills can a simulation like Budget Challenge provide students?
- How does Budget Challenge address the fee-driven financial services world that we live in?
- What are the various ways that teachers can implement Budget Challenge in their classrooms?
- What are the keys to students succeeding in the Budget Challenge (after all, there are millions of scholarship dollars at stake!)?
Enjoy the conversation!
- Closing the Gap Between Knowledge and Behavior (2005 NEFE Symposium)
- H&R Block Budget Challenge information
- Survey results from Budget Challenge simulation, as reported in Time Magazine
- 2015 Budget Challenge Scholarship winners
- Importance of self-control in financial success (CFPB article)
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About the Author
Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.