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NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Aaron Standish About Implementing Financial Education In Palm Beach County School District

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Nov 23, 2018
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Podcasts, Policy
  In 2013, Florida passed a state law which required embedding personal finance into the Economics course. That was about the same time that Palm Beach County School District received a grant to implement a K-12 strategy for financial education. They plucked Aaron Standish from the classroom to lead this important effort. Aaron shares his insights on the keys to a successful implementation, how he supports and develops district educators and the criteria he uses to evaluate curriculum. In...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Brookings Institution's Matt Kasman About the State of Financial Education

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Nov 16, 2018
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Podcasts, Policy, Current Events
We have seen some recent progress in states increasing access to financial education. In some cases, we see legislation at the state level (top-down) and in other situations, it is grassroots efforts at the school or district level (bottom-up). Tim talks to the Brookings Institution's Matt Kasman, who is out with a new research report that makes an important contribution to the existing literature on state-level efforts to improve financial education. Matt shares the results of his study as...

From the HR Desk: 10 Money Habits for Recent Grads

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Jan 11, 2018
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Career, Budgeting, Employment, Retirement
This post came from NGPF's new office manager, Rita Fung, who most recently ran HR at a high growth company in San Francisco. She wanted to share her observations regarding how young people joining the workforce for the first time managed their money (and even started to save for retirement).  --------------- Living in the Bay Area is pretty awesome. It's got a thriving economy, beautiful sites, and endless activities. All this goodness comes at a price: bad traffic, long waits, and...