Dec 02, 2017
Current Events, Investing, Interactive, Article, Cryptocurrencies, Economics
I am going to try (note the word "try") to make this a regular weekly feature of the blog. The goal: a curated list of articles for your weekend reading that will pique your interest, increase your content knowledge and keep you abreast of trends in personal finance. Thanks to Beth Tallman for generating this first list!
Interactive chart that from St. Louis Federal Reserve showing subprime population at county level. Great discussion starter about economic trends in your local...
Nov 28, 2017
Behavioral Finance, Article, Cryptocurrencies
Headlines on MarketWatch this evening:
What are the signs I see?
Meteoric increase in value without a great explanation for what's driving it
Crazy predictions: I remember Dow 40,000 predictions at the peak of insanity around 2000. Well, now we have Bitcoin 40,000!
Sober and experienced market observers saying "stay away."
Mushrooming number of funds to invest in the asset class of cryptocurrencies (which may actually keep the bubble inflating as they bid up the assets)...
Jul 23, 2017
Cryptocurrencies, Career, Stocks, Current Events, Video Resource, Entrepreneurship, Retirement
Stumbled upon this video trove on Ozy this morning that had some short, relevant and engaging videos that I thought your students might enjoy. Many of them ask provocative questions that can be good entry points for a class discussion:
Future of Money (3:03)
In your own words, what is bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies?
Why is it popular?
What is an example of an “intermediary” in the money business that bitcoin is trying to eliminate?
Where do you think that you will keep your...
Jun 26, 2017
Behavioral Finance, Credit Cards, Investing, Savings, Checking Accounts, Current Events, Quizzes, Compound Interest, Cryptocurrencies, Retirement
Getting close to the end of June, so I thought it was worth checking our website analytics to see what new blog posts are garnering attention as the school year wound down in many parts of the country.
Here are the top 5:
What is Bitcoin and How Does Cryptocurrency Work?: A Primer; NGPF’s newest team member, Hari Vasu-Devan tackled this challenging topic by providing educators with information they can access when the inevitable student query comes, “Should I be investing in...
Jun 01, 2017
Current Events, Identity Theft, Investing, Financial Literacy, Payment Types, Article, Math, Cryptocurrencies, Economics
Recently, Bitcoin, the most famous of the cryptocurrencies, has soared to all-time highs (Fortune, May 2017), increasing the amount of press attention and internet searches (Google Trends, May 2017) surrounding the little-known digital currency. We’ve also heard this question from many of our users, “what is Bitcoin and what do my students need to know about cryptocurrencies”? You are not alone! 83% of respondents in a 2015 survey conducted by PwC were “slightly...