About the Author

Jessica Endlich

When I started working at Next Gen Personal Finance, it's as though my undergraduate degree in finance, followed by ten years as an educator in an NYC public high school, suddenly all made sense.

Author: Jessica Endlich

Question of the Day: What percent of U.S. millionaires are professional athletes?

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Jan 14, 2019
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Question of the Day
Answer: About 1% of U.S. millionaires (those earning $1 million/year) are professional athletes We often hear from teachers that students are convinced that professional sports are the road to riches but besides the challenge of making it to this pinnacle (only 0.03% of high school seniors playing basketball ultimately get drafted after playing college ball), almost 99% of millionaires have generated their wealth outside of professional sports. Then again, athletes who suddenly come into...

Essential Financial Literacy Tools for Graduates -- from Fellow Kelly-Anne Rush

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Jan 10, 2019
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
Teachers who attend our Summer Institute in Palo Alto become NGPF Fellows the following school year -- this Fellowship includes presenting with us at PD sessions, offering NGPF feedback on products, writing guest blog posts, ... the list goes on. Today features a blog post from Kelly-Anne Rush of Windham High School in Windham, ME. Here's what Kelly-Anne has to say... _____________________ Over the past 6 years I’ve taught 12 semester's worth of seniors in my personal finance course, a...

What are the new tax changes in 2019?

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Jan 09, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Taxes
THE PROBLEM: I know taxes are changing in a major way, but I'm not sure of the specifics. What are the basics I need to know to teach my students?  THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to learn the teen-specific impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. *Please note that none of this constitutes tax advice and should not be used in the personal handling of anyone's taxes.* Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up here. ...

Updated Tax Materials -- an NGPF timeline

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Jan 02, 2019
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Taxes
Our NGPF community is so helpful, we've been flooded with emails or online chats asking when we'll have updated tax materials to reflect tax changes this year, with many of you providing links to drafts of new forms, press releases, etc. THANK YOU! Here's what we have planned:  In January, we'll do minor updates to our existing materials, such as updating the tax bracket charts, standard deductions, getting rid of the 1040EZ, etc. We'll make sure these are up-to-date in our full...

Do you have rubrics for the NGPF projects?

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Jan 02, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
THE PROBLEM: I'm trying to find rubrics -- not answer keys, but rubrics -- for the NGPF projects. THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to learn NGPF's suggestions regarding rubrics.  Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up here. ...

How Often Do You Update Your Curriculum?

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Dec 20, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF
THE PROBLEM: Your catalog is vast -- How often do you update these resources?    THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to learn all about our update schedule. Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up for the blog digest on the upper right of our blog page. ...

How Do I Navigate the Answer Key Spreadsheet?

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Dec 13, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF
THE PROBLEM: I've got the answer key spreadsheet, but I don't know how to find what I'm looking for...    THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear a PRO Tip on navigating the answer key spreadsheet. Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up for the blog digest on the upper right of our blog page. ...

A Twist on Teaching Philanthropy

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Dec 12, 2018
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Activities, Lesson Idea, Generosity, NGPF Fellows
NGPF Fellow Sue Suttich of Tigard High School (Tigard, OR) wrote in with this awesome spin she put on our Philanthropy lesson and materials (found in the "Bonus" section of our website), just in time for the winter holidays! Read on to hear Sue's creative idea for her sports marketing class.  ______________________________________________________ I wanted to share with you a way I have used your Charity/Philanthropy project. I think it is a good way to show teachers your projects can fit...

Tech Tool Review: EdPuzzle

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Dec 11, 2018
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NGPF Fellows, Video Resource
Teachers who attend our Summer Institute in Palo Alto become NGPF Fellows the following school year -- this Fellowship includes presenting with us at PD sessions, offering NGPF feedback on products, writing guest blog posts, ... the list goes on. Today features a Tech Tool Review from James Redelsheimer of Robbinsdale Armstrong High School in Plymouth, MN. Here's what James has to say... Tech Tool:   EDpuzzle Cost:   20 Videos Free, Pro Teacher comes with unlimited videos for...

What are your PRO Tips for using Teacher Toolkit?

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Dec 06, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF
THE PROBLEM: You've heard about our Teacher Toolkit, but you haven't had a chance to explore quite yet. Let Abby & Sonia tell you more...   THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear a PRO Tip on why the Teacher Toolkit was created, who can benefit from it, and where to find it. Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up for the blog digest on the upper right of our blog page. ...

Why I Love Teaching Personal Finance -- from Fellow Kelly-Anne Rush

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Dec 03, 2018
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Advocacy, NGPF Fellows
Teachers who attend our Summer Institute in Palo Alto become NGPF Fellows the following school year -- this Fellowship includes presenting with us at PD sessions, offering NGPF feedback on products, writing guest blog posts, ... the list goes on. Today features a passionate, compelling blog post on the joy of teaching personal finance from Kelly-Anne Rush of Windham High School in Windham, Maine. Here's what Kelly-Anne has to say... Why I Love Teaching Personal Finance Six years ago my...

What do I need to know before using the online bank simulation?

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Nov 15, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Checking Accounts, Interactive
THE PROBLEM: You've got an online bank simulation that I can use for free!?!?! Tell me more...   THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear a PRO Tip on how to use our online bank simulation and the accompanying short and extended version activities.  Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up for the blog digest on the upper right of our blog page. ...

What's the difference between a Course and a Workshop?

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Nov 01, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF
THE PROBLEM: When I look under the Curriculum tab of your website, I see Courses and Workshops. Which type should I use?     THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear a PRO Tip on how a course and a workshop differ. Hint: It's not just in length!  Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up for the blog digest on the upper right of our blog page. ...

What's the difference between a Lesson Guide and a Student Activity Packet?

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Oct 25, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF
THE PROBLEM: How am I supposed to use the Lesson Guide? And what about the Student Activity Packet? Are these basically the same thing?    THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear a PRO Tip with how to use our Lesson Guide and Student Activity Packet documents for each lesson.  Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up for the blog digest on the upper right of our blog page. ...

How do I tell which resources from your website are included in Semester Course?

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Oct 18, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF
THE PROBLEM: I am teaching using your Semester Course Map, and I need some extra content to reteach, some work to leave with my substitute, or a bonus assignment. I want to select something that's not already included in the course map. How do I tell what all is in there?    THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear a PRO Tip on determining which of our activities, projects, data crunches, etc. are included in Semester Course. Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign...