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

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.  What 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!  What 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.  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 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. What to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign...

Question of the Day: What percent of Americans bought a lottery ticket in the past year?

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Oct 10, 2018
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Question of the Day, Financial Scams, Investing
Answer: 49% Questions: Do you have family or friends who buy lottery tickets? How often do they play? Have they ever won significant jackpots? Do you think buying lottery tickets is a wise financial decision? Why or why not?  Would it surprise you to know that more people buy lottery tickets than invest in the stock market? Why do you think that is? Remember that overall long-term stock market returns are 7-9% annually while lottery tickets have a negative expected value. Here's...

How do I contact NGPF?

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Sep 27, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF
THE PROBLEM: I am searching the NGPF website, but I can't find the answer I need. What's the best way to contact you at NGPF?    THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear a PRO Tip on the fastest way for teachers to get in touch with the NGPF team.  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 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...