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

Just One Resource - CASE STUDY: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

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Jul 11, 2018
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Just One Resource, Case Study, Checking Accounts
        In this new weekly blog post, Jessica 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]  CASE STUDY: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself The Gist: In this challenging case study, students play the role of peer financial counselor (as they often do in our cases) as their clients bring compelling reasons why they'd rather...

Where are your Spanish translations?

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Jul 10, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Teaching Strategies
THE PROBLEM: I've heard NGPF has resources in Spanish. How do I find them??? Find out in our new VLOG initiative called PRO Tip from NGPF...    THE ANSWER: Watch this 2-minute video to learn more! What to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up for the blog digest on the upper right of our blog page. ...

Tech Tool Review: MimioTeach Portable Interactive Whiteboard

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May 30, 2018
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NGPF Fellows, Tips for Teachers
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 Ruth Sisman of Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, VA. Here's what Ruth has to say... Tech Tool: MimioTeach Portable Interactive Whiteboard  Cost: $859 (at time of review)  Use Case:  You...

Just One Resource - INTERACTIVE: Think You Can Pick Stocks?

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May 29, 2018
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Just One Resource, Investing, Stocks
        In this new weekly blog post, Jessica 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]  INTERACTIVE: Think You Can Pick Stocks? The Gist: The Wall Street Journal has this fun little six-round game, where each round features four real companies' stock info, but the names are obscured so you're not sure which company is which....

Tech Tool Review: Celebrity Calamity

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May 23, 2018
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NGPF Fellows, Tips for Teachers, Credit Cards
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 Martha Somers of Broad Run High School in Ashburn, VA. Here's what Martha has to say... Tech Tool: Celebrity Calamity by Financial Entertainment Cost: Free Use Case:  Useful as a game at the end of the...

Just One Resource - PROJECT: Create a Scam Guidebook

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May 23, 2018
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Just One Resource, Financial Literacy, Identity Theft
        In this new weekly blog post, Jessica 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]  PROJECT: Create a Scam Guidebook The Gist: Financial scams are everywhere, out to get you if you're not vigilant. As the school year draws to a close, why not have your students deep dive into the nitty-gritty of how different scams work...

Just One Resource - CREATE: Monthly College Budget

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May 16, 2018
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Just One Resource, Paying for College, Budgeting
        In this new weekly blog post, Jessica 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]  CREATE: Monthly College Budget The Gist: Think of this as a precursor to Payback but less focused on tuition costs and more focused on the day-to-day budgeting decisions a college freshman will make. Each slide presents a new decision: Will...

Tech Tool Review: Red Laser App

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May 16, 2018
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NGPF Fellows, Budgeting, Tips for Teachers
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 Martha Somers of Broad Run High School in Ashburn, VA. Here's what Martha has to say... Tech Tool: Red Laser app  Cost: Free Use Case:  Download app for Android or iPhone through Google Play or the Apple...

Does NGPF have a full year course?

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May 15, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF, FAQs
THE PROBLEM: Does NGPF offer a curriculum to last a full school year? Find out in our new VLOG initiative called PRO Tip from NGPF...    THE ANSWER: Watch this 2-minute video to learn more! What to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up for the blog digest on the upper right of our blog page. ...

We've got Bitcoin!

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May 13, 2018
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Cryptocurrencies, Current Events
Raise your hand if you've got a nagging feeling "I should really be talking about Bitcoin in class" but a sinking feeling, "I'm not sure I'm an expert on the topic." For your convenience, here's everything NGPF's got on Bitcoin, all in one handy blog post:  Is Bitcoin a Bust? [Lesson] This lesson was created by two teacher members of our NGPF community, Amanda Volz (St. Clair High School, St. Clair, MI) and Brian Page (Reading Community High School, Reading, OH). It's got all the...

NGPF 2018 Summit: FinTech Panel with RaiseMe, FamZoo and Stockpile

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May 11, 2018
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Podcasts, Current Events, Investing, Savings, Paying for College, Behavioral Finance
What follows is the FinTech Panel from the 2018 NGPF Summit in San Francisco, California. As educators, we know how challenging it can be to keep up with all of the innovation occurring in the financial sector. To help make sense of it all, we invited Namrata Ganatra from Stockpile, Bill Dwight from FamZoo and Thea Lee from RaiseMe to this panel moderated by NGPF's own Jessica Endlich. You will learn about their innovative products which help students manage their spending, start investing and...

Just One Resource - What If You Played the Lottery?

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May 09, 2018
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Just One Resource
        In this new weekly blog post, Jessica 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]  INTERACTIVE: What If You Played the Lottery? The Gist: The Texas lottery website allows you to select your Powerball numbers and then "check your ticket" to find how much you have won over the past half a year. To illustrate the odds of...

Where are the answer keys?

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May 08, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF
THE PROBLEM: Where do I find the answer keys? Find out in our new VLOG initiative called PRO Tip from NGPF...    THE ANSWER: Watch this 1-minute video to learn more! What to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up for the blog digest on the upper right of our blog page. ...

Just One Resource - With Whom Should I Network?

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May 02, 2018
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Just One Resource
        In this new weekly blog post, Jessica 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]  ROLEPLAY: WIth Whom Should I Network? The Gist: You're a junior in college, searching for an internship before senior year. You've got a network of 10 people -- former Little League coach, roommate's mom, your aunt -- who work in a variety...

Should My Students Create an NGPF Student Account?

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May 01, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF, FAQs
THE PROBLEM: Not sure if your students should create an NGPF account? The quick answer is NO NO NO! But more details in our new VLOG initiative called PRO Tip from NGPF...    THE ANSWER: Watch this 1-minute video to learn more! ...