About the Author

Abby Alcala

After graduating with a statistics major at UC Davis, Abby set off to Massachusetts to teach algebra 1 and geometry and enjoyed working with the curious and creative minds of high school students. She is passionate about helping students recognize and develop their strengths and leadership skills. She was instrumental in taking the high school cheer team to regional competitions, as well as elevating school spirit and pride through creating unity amongst the study body and educators. Back in the Bay Area, Abby is excited to work with other educators to build and share content to enhance the teaching experience in applied math and finance.

Author: Abby Alcala

EdPuzzle Thursday - INVESTING: Lebron Gets Investing Advice From Warren Buffett - What Does It Mean?!!

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Aug 14, 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! NBA player LeBron James asked investing expert Warren Buffett for some investing advice in a video we share often at FinCamps (link is provided in first comment of EdPuzzle) and NGPF team member, Yanely,...

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...

EdPuzzle Thursday - FINANCIAL PITFALLS: Cosigning a Loan

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Jul 24, 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! Cosigning a loan for a friend or family member can be a great way to help them out. But before you do, you need to make sure you know what you'll be responsible for and how your credit score could be...

EdPuzzle Thursday - FINANCIAL PITFALLS: Can You Really Protect Your Identity Online?

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Jul 17, 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! There's nothing quite as scary as a tale of a malicious identity hack! From Facebook to Equifax, it seems like nobody's identity is safe anymore. So is there really way to protect yourself online... or are...

EdPuzzle Thursday - FINANCIAL PITFALLS: Payday Loans: Who Uses Them and Why?

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Jul 10, 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! This month's theme for EdPuzzles is FINANCIAL PITFALLS! This week's EdPuzzle video is from Pew, where your students can learn and answer questions about the risks and consequences of payday loans and how...

EdPuzzle Thursday - CHECKING: Pay Day 101 - Direct Deposits

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Jun 12, 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! This week’s Checking EdPuzzle video is from Young Illinois Saves and by watching this video, your students can learn and answer questions about the benefits of having their paycheck go directly to...

EdPuzzle Thursday - CHECKING: How To Start Using Your Checking Account Properly

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Jun 05, 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 first week of June! Which means...new CHECKING EdPuzzle videos! Check out this month's first EdPuzzle video, from The Financial Diet, where students can learn about details of using checking...

EdPuzzle Thursday - SAVING: The Difference Between Saving, Investing, and Speculating

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May 29, 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! Wrapping up May's theme on SAVING, here's this month's final EdPuzzle video from Pinnacle Advisory Group that breaks down the differences betweens savings to protect money, investing to grow money, and...

EdPuzzle Thursday - SAVING: How to Counter the Effects of Inflation

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May 22, 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! Keeping up with May's theme of SAVING, here is an EdPuzzle video from the comedic series, It's a Money Thing, where your students can answer questions about what causes prices for products to increase and...

EdPuzzle Thursday - SAVING: 3 Things You Need to Know about an Emergency Fund

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May 15, 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! Continuing our SAVING theme of May, here is an EdPuzzle video from Fidelity where students will learn about building an emergency fund can help them better prepare for whatever comes their way!...

Just One Resource - CARTOONS: The Value of a High Credit Score

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May 13, 2019
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Just One Resource
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.  [The Resource] CARTOONS: The Value of a High Credit Score The Gist: Students choose one of the five cartoons provided and analyze how credit scores can impact financial opportunities.  The Best Parts: You and your students can some chuckles from these comedic and...

EdPuzzle Thursday - SAVING: The Rule of 72

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May 08, 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! This week's SAVING EdPuzzle video is from DardenMBA where students can learn and answer questions about quick calculations for doubling their money, Twitter followers and other applications!  ...

Just One Resource - COMPARE: Types of Health Insurance Plans

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May 06, 2019
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Just One Resource
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.  [The Resource] COMPARE: Types of Health Insurance Plans The Gist: Students learn about how different types of health insurance plans divide costs between the insurance company and the insured, and dive into the differences between HMO, PPO and POS health insurance...

EdPuzzle Thursday - SAVING: What's the Difference Between Checking and Saving?

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May 01, 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! Kicking off May's theme of SAVING, here is an EdPuzzle video from Mashable that explains the different purposes of checking vs. savings accounts, how they differ in the eyes of banks, and when to use...

EdPuzzle Thursday - MANAGING CREDIT: Strategies for Paying Down Debt

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Apr 24, 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! To wrap up April's theme of Managing Credit, here is an Edpuzzle video from Bank of America that explores the Snowball and High Rate Methods to help folks create a sustainable plan in paying down debt. ...