Let's Get Serious (or Not): Cartoons To Consider

Jul 05, 2016
Cartoons, Mortgages, Behavioral Finance, Teaching Strategies, Advertising, Purchase Decisions, Current Events

Ran across a few cartoons that you might bring some levity to the classroom or amplify a key point.

From Barrons:

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Why did I select it?

  • Too often people think just because the bank lends you money, you can afford to take it. Since housing is the largest purchase most people make in their lifetimes, buying too much house has long term implications
  • Use in conjunction with NGPF Lesson on Mortgages


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Why did I select it?


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Why did I choose it?

  • Marketing messages can lead us astray. Our students must cast a critical eye to the marketing messages they are bombarded by everyday. Why pay more for something just because it has a better name?
  • Watch and analyze these ads in an NGPF blog post: The Powers of Persuasion

About the Author

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.