FinCap Friday: Famous and Frugal

Sep 06, 2018
Budgeting, FinCap Friday, Current Events, Savings

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⟶ If you are looking for more about famous people passionate about financial literacy, consider listening to our podcasts with NFL players Dwayne Hendricks, Winston Justice, and Ryan Harris.

With the U.S. Open tennis tournament in full swing and the NFL season about to start, we thought students would enjoy learning about athletes and other celebrities who DO manage their money well. Learn more in the fourth installment of FinCap Friday, Famous and Frugal:

New to NGPF's FinCap Friday? It's a fun way to engage your students with current events and includes:

  • A five question Kahoot!
  • A 90 second video providing details about the current event and explaining why it matters to students
  • A discussion prompt
  • Activity ideas to extend the learning


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About the Authors

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her soon-to-be 7 nieces and nephews!

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.