Videos, Videos, Videos

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 money in 2025?
    • Check out this NGPF primer on cryptocurrencies.
  • Ditch the ‘Ol Job Interview (1:35)
    • What are the criticisms they are making about the current interview process?
    • What is their recommendation for how to structure interviews?
    • Do you think this is a good idea? Why or why not?
    • Would you be comfortable if you went into an interview not knowing what to expect?
    • Now pretend you are an employer. Create an improv scenario to test on interviewees. Next, try it with a classmate.
  • Robots and the World of Work (2:12)
    • What is AI?
    • What are the changes that are coming when it comes to the world of work?
    • What are the biggest concerns that these new technologies are bringing?
    • How much of his job does the CEO think could be determined by an algorithm?
    • Do you think the future is a 10 hour work week? Why or why not?


Looking for that perfect video to supplement your lesson? Be sure to check out the easily searchable and curated NGPF Video Library! 





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.