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: BUDGETING - Tips and Techniques for How to Manage Your Money

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Dec 04, 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! In this week's EdPuzzle video, your students can learn and answer questions about some basic tips on the basics of budgeting, automatic payments, and budgeting apps! Interested in more EdPuzzle videos?...

EdPuzzle Thursday: BUDGETING - How to Save Money at the Supermarket

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Nov 13, 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! In this week's EdPuzzle video, your students can learn and answer questions about some basic tips on how avoid spending more money than planned when grocery shopping! Interested in more EdPuzzle videos?...

QoD: Can you name ONE of the top 3 reasons students take a gap year after graduating from high school?

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Nov 03, 2019
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Question of the Day, Career, Paying for College
Answer (from Gap Year Association report): Gain life experience and personal growth Travel, see the world, experience other cultures Take a break from traditional academic track Questions: Would you ever consider taking a gap year after graduating high school? Why or why not? If you could take a year off after high school (“gap year”), what are some ideas on how you could use that time?  Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in...

EdPuzzle Thursday - PAYING FOR COLLEGE: How to Read Your Financial Aid Award Letter

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Oct 23, 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!  In this week's EdPuzzle video, your students can learn and answer questions about some basic tips on how to read financial award letters! Interested in more EdPuzzle videos? Visit our Video...

EdPuzzle Thursday - PAYING FOR COLLEGE: Which of the 5 Types of Student Loans Is Right For You?

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Oct 16, 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! In this week's EdPuzzle video from Great Lakes, your students can learn and answer questions about funding gaps, the various types of loans, and how private loans differ from federal loans.   Interested...

EdPuzzle Thursday - PAYING FOR COLLEGE: What is the FAFSA and How Does It Work?

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Oct 02, 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 October! And you know what that means...FAFSA time! This month, we are focusing on PAYING FOR COLLEGE, and kicking off with an EdPuzzle video from Utah Features, where your students...

EdPuzzle Thursday - CAREER: Hard Skills vs Soft Skills

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Sep 18, 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 Career EdPuzzle video is from GCF and your students can learn and answer questions about differentiating between hard and soft skills, how to develop soft skills, and the importance of having a...

EdPuzzle Thursday - CAREER: How to Ask for a Raise

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Sep 11, 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 Career EdPuzzle video is from PBS Two Cents, where your students can learn and answer questions about why it's important to ask for a raise, strong arguments to provide to their boss, the right...

EdPuzzle Thursday - CAREER: Job Interview Tips For Your First Job

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Sep 04, 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 September! We are focusing on CAREER EdPuzzles this month, starting off with a video from Michael Page UK, where your students can learn and answer questions about some tips on how to smoothly sail...

EdPuzzle Thursday - INVESTING: Rise of the Robo Advisors

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Aug 28, 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! We are wrapping up August's theme of Investing with this week's EdPuzzle video from Investopedia, where your students can learn and answer questions about how younger generations are much more likely to...

EdPuzzle Thursday - INVESTING: What Are Mutual Funds, Index Funds And ETF’s???

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Aug 21, 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! In this week's EdPuzzle video, NGPF team member, Yanely, explains the difference between there three types of investment options! Interested in more EdPuzzle videos? Visit our Video...

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: How The Stock Exchange Works

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Aug 07, 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! In this week's Investing EdPuzzle video from Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell, your students can learn and answer questions about the basics of the stock exchanges!   Interested in more...

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...