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

Where can I find extra assessment questions?

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Sep 20, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Quizzes
THE PROBLEM: I am using the NGPF Semester Course, but I need some extra assessment questions to use as a diagnostic exam, test prep, or retesting. Do you have any extra personal finance quiz questions I can use?   THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear a PRO Tip on accessing our huge bank of multiple-choice questions.   What to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up for the blog digest on the upper right of our blog page. ...

Where is FinCamp being held near me?

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Sep 13, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Professional Development
THE PROBLEM: I am SO excited about your 50 FinCamps in 50 States initiative, but when I click to the FinCamp in the city nearest me, there's no specific location. Can you tell me where, exactly, each event will take place?    THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear our PRO Tip for figuring out which FinCamp is most convenient for you.  What to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up for the blog digest on the upper right of our blog page. ...

I can't find something I KNOW I saw on your website!

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Sep 05, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Tips for Teachers
THE PROBLEM: I saw an awesome activity on your website that I want to use, but now I can't find it, and the search on your site is coming up empty. HELP!    THE ANSWER: Watch this 45-second video to hear our PRO Tip for locating content. What to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up for the blog digest on the upper right of our blog page. ...

How long does it take to verify my teacher account?

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Aug 14, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Tips for Teachers
THE PROBLEM: I signed up for a teacher account, but I still don't have online access. How long will this take? 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. ...

Just One Resource - NUMBER CHUG: Break Even with Soap

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Jul 18, 2018
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Just One Resource, Math, Entrepreneurship
        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]  NUMBER CHUG: Break Even with Soap The Gist: In this scenario, "April's" caught the entrepreneurial spirit and is handmaking soaps to sell for profit. Over the course of this seven-question Number Chug, students learn about revenue, cost,...

Should I use your 8-Week Course?

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Jul 17, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Personal Finance, Tips for Teachers
THE PROBLEM: I'm considering using your 8-Week Course. What do I need to know? 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. ...

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. ...