Apr 01, 2015
Activity, Paying for College, Question of the Day, Current Events, Featured NGPF Lesson
As admissions decisions are delivered to households (and email accounts), I thought I would highlight another of our college related activities, “What’s the Value Of A College Education?“. This is one of my favorite activities to motivate my freshman students. While the value of a college education definitely goes beyond the higher earnings potential, it still is quite eye-opening for students to actually quantify what the value is.
In this activity students first make an estimate as...
Apr 01, 2015
Activity, Paying for College, Budgeting, Student Loans, Featured NGPF Lesson
April is Financial Literacy Month so NGPF will be featuring a new activity from our NEW! Activity Bank every day this month. Given that it is April 1st and college admissions and financial aid award letters are landing in mailboxes across the country, many students (and their parents) are probably wondering “How Much Should I Borrow for College?”
In this NGPF activity, students are first introduced to the rule of thumb about how much to borrow for college based on expected earnings after...
Mar 06, 2015
Activity, Identity Theft, Current Events, Featured NGPF Lesson
It’s National Consumer Protection Week, so a great time to highlight our lesson “Scams, Fraud and Identity Theft.”
Given the increasing prevalence of identity theft and other financial scams facilitated by the internet, we believe this is an integral lesson to increase student savviness. The lesson exposes students to the most popular financial scams and engages students with a group project where they become a “scam expert” and recommend steps to avoid falling victim to their...
Feb 23, 2015
Activity, Lesson Idea, Checking Accounts, Featured NGPF Lesson
Update (May 14, 2018):
Want to help your students learn to manage a checking account in the digital age? We now have an online bank simulation to develop those skills. Enjoy!
We continue to add to our growing list of engaging activities in the Next Gen Personal Finance’s Activity Bank. In this post, I want to highlight “How To Open A Checking Account.” In this activity, students proceed through a five step process:
Identify checking accounts...