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Sonia Dalal

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Just One Resource - INTERACTIVE: Navigate Your Online Bank Account (Short Version)

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Feb 18, 2019
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Just One Resource
      In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team 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: Navigate Your Online Bank Account (Short Version) The Gist: Students get the chance to explore different features online banking has to offer by going through an online bank simulation!  The Best Parts: Students review...

Just One Resource - ROLEPLAY: Sign Up for a 401(k)

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Feb 11, 2019
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Just One Resource, Investing, Retirement
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team 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: Sign Up for a 401(k) The Gist: Students play the role of a new college graduate who has to pick investments in their first ever 401(k)! The Best Parts: Students see how much money they have in their monthly budget to allocate towards...

Just One Resource - CALCULATE: Your Tax Due

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Jan 28, 2019
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Just One Resource, Taxes
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team 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]  CALCULATE: Your Tax Due The Gist: Students learn how to calculate a person's taxable income and how their marginal tax rate is different than their effective tax rate! The Best Parts: By calculating a person's taxable income, students understand...

Just One Resource - CALCULATE: What If You Invested That Latte?

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Jan 21, 2019
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Just One Resource
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team 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]  CALCULATE: What If You Invested That Latte? The Gist: How much money would you have in 30 years if you were to put aside the money you spend on that daily coffee into a retirement account instead?  The Best Parts: Students use Bankrate's...

Just One Resource - CALCULATE: Completing a 1040

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Jan 14, 2019
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Just One Resource
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team 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]  CALCULATE: Completing a 1040 The Gist: Students practice filling out a 1040 form to file a tax return!   The Best Parts: Students will file the 1040 for 4 different individuals, each with their own profile and situation. ...

Just One Resource - INTERACTIVE: Invest With STAX!

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Oct 30, 2018
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Just One Resource
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team 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: Invest With STAX! The Gist: Your students will get to make 20 years worth of investing decisions...in 20 minutes. Are you ready?? The Best Parts: More than just individual stocks: Students get a more holistic view of investment...

Just One Resource - CALCULATE: Impact of Credit Score on Loans

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Oct 23, 2018
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Just One Resource
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team 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]  CALCULATE: Impact of Credit Scores on Loans The Gist: This activity allows students to understand how a low, medium, and high credit score can impact the terms of future loans such as an auto loan, a mortgage, and more!  The Best Parts:...

Just One Resource - ANALYZE: Should I Insure This Group?

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Oct 16, 2018
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Just One Resource
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team 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]  ANALYZE: Should I Insure This Group? The Gist: Insurance can be...well, let's face it...a boring challenging topic to teach students. So, here's a fun way to introduce how insurance works, from the insurance company's perspective. Students step...

Just One Resource - ANALYZE: The Influence of Advertisements

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Oct 09, 2018
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Just One Resource
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team 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]  ANALYZE: The Influence of Advertisements The Gist: Everyday, we are bombarded with advertisements that try to convince us to do something, buy something, eat something, look a certain way, and more. This activity introduces students to 6 ways ads try to...

Just One Resource - RESEARCH: FAFSA Deadlines

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Oct 02, 2018
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Just One Resource
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team 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]  RESEARCH: FAFSA Deadlines The Gist: The FAFSA filing period just opened up on October 1st, and this is the perfect activity to have your students do so they can navigate the different deadlines they have to meet!  The Best Parts: Teachers...

How To Integrate Personal Finance Content Into Family and Consumer Science Courses

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Nov 15, 2017
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Entrepreneurship, Investing, Identity Theft, Credit Scores, Credit Reports, Personal Finance
A few days ago, Leah Bratcher, Financial LIteracy Program Coordinator for FCCLA reached out to us with an interesting challenge. Leah helps Family and Consumer Science teachers discover ways to integrate personal finance into their courses, which can range from child development to fashion, interior design to hospitality, and more, all while adhering to different standards. As you can imagine, finding ways to weave personal finance into such a wide variety of subjects while meeting standards can...

Educator Brian Page Shares His Lesson: Buying an Automobile

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Mar 02, 2017
Earlier this month, we received an email from educator Brian Page about a lesson he had created on Buying an Automobile. First and foremost, we want to thank Brian for sharing such a great lesson with us. Second, we want to highlight some of the awesome things about his lesson below! If you are interested in using Brian’s materials, click here to access his resources in Google Drive, which are in “View Only” mode. To use them in your classroom, simply go to File and either...

Video Resource: TED Talk on Philanthropy

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Sep 26, 2016
In honor of our upcoming lesson release (be on the lookout on Thursday for new lessons on Philanthropy, Entrepreneurship, and more!), we wanted to share this insightful TED Talk by Dan Pallotta on how The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong. In the video, Dan “calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality,...