Mar 06, 2020
Current Events, Investing, Economics, Mortgages, Financial Literacy
This week's list is devoted predominantly to the wide-ranging impacts of the Coronavirus in addition to wild fluctuations in the stock market. (As predicted after last week's tumbling market, this isn't over yet.)
What should stock market investors do in this market? A Wealth of Common Sense suggests you ask yourself some questions to help figure that out.
Of Dollars and Data explains why now you will understand why you should invest in bonds.
10-year Treasuries dropped...
Feb 28, 2020
Investing, Stocks, Current Events, Paying for College, Financial Literacy, Retirement
Given the huge and rapid correction in the stock market this week, we start this week’s list with the “Investing” articles:
This is the fastest market “correction” in history, and we aren’t done yet. (Yahoo Finance)
"Is The Stock Market Going to Crash?" The Irrelevant Investor takes a deep dive for those of you that like numbers and stats and graphs to address this question.
WSJ-(subscription) columnist Jason Zweig reports on survey results...
Feb 18, 2020
Financial Literacy, Featured Teachers
Palo Alto, CA - Feb 11, 2020 - Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a financial education non-profit, is hosting their 3rd annual Summit in San Francisco, California, from March 13-15, 2020.
The Changemaker Summit brings together 91 personal finance educators and administrators from high schools in 28 states who are all working to achieve the Gold Standard in personal finance education in their schools and districts. As part of Mission:2030, schools achieving the Gold Standard ensure that all...
Feb 07, 2020
Financial Literacy, Personal Finance, Economics, Investing, Career
It's Oscars weekend, and here is a documentary you should watch leading up to the event if you haven't yet! NGPF released the documentary “The Most Important Class you Never Had” this week.
CNBC covered the release of the CEE biannual Survey of the States on Wednesday.
“Research shows that these requirements make a difference,” said Nan Morrison, the president and CEO of the Council for Economic Education, which released...
Jan 17, 2020
Financial Literacy, Investing, Economics, Paying for College
The corporate world is trying to fill in the void in financial literacy among their employees. According to a WorldatWork survey:
“70% of the 326 employers surveyed currently offer financial well-being benefits and more than half intend to expand such offerings in 2020.”
According to FinTech Times, FinTech businesses are also feeling compelled to fill the financial literacy gap among their customers with education initiatives.
Jan 03, 2020
Financial Literacy, Student Loans, Stocks, Checking Accounts
Happy New Year! This week's list includes a few articles reflecting back on the the past decade, as well as reflections on personal financial health and habits.
If you want an incredibly comprehensive look at what transpired in 2019, Barbara O'Neill has your back in this Journal of Financial Planning article, 2019 Personal Finance Year in Review.
The emphasis in this article is moving the financial education much earlier in a child’s development. (Education Dive)...
Nov 22, 2019
Advocacy, Financial Literacy, Paying for College, Career, Financial Scams, Investing, Retirement
Financial Literacy and Advocacy
ICYMI, Tim Ranzetta had two pieces hit Marketwatch this week. The first is an article explaining how excellent teachers will drive the financial literacy movement, and highlights several teachers you will recognize. The second is an opinion piece in which Tim quantifies the value of a high school personal finance class.
Study Breaks’ Daniel Reed concurs with the need to make Personal Finance a high school graduation requirement.
Nov 14, 2019
Personal Finance, Advocacy, Financial Literacy
I began teaching in 2011 as an English Language Arts teacher in Houston, Texas. Every morning as I left my apartment in downtown Houston and got closer to my school I noticed payday lenders and check cashing institutions on every corner versus the Starbucks on every corner I saw in my neighborhood. I saw them so often that I remember calling my mother and asking her, “What are payday loans?” She quickly explained to me what they were and why they were not a financially responsible...
Nov 08, 2019
Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Payment Types, Credit Cards, Investing, Cryptocurrencies, Retirement
Financial and Economic Literacy
People don’t know as much as they think they know about money. (Kiplinger)
Teens think economics is an important subject, yet they don’t grasp key concepts even after taking an economics class. Here are some suggestions for making the education more effective. (PRNewswire)
The CEO and founder of Pliquit wrote an article for Forbes encouraging banks to step in and take advantage of Gen Z’s consumption of media to fill their financial literacy...
Nov 04, 2019
Financial Literacy, Advocacy
Update: Deadline for applications for 2020 Summit was November 22, 2019. Please check back in October/November of 2020 for news about NGPF's Changemaker Summit 2021.
Are you passionate about increasing access to personal finance education? Motivated to affect change in your class, school, district or community? Apply for NGPF's Summit today!
Who You Are: You understand the importance and value of personal finance education. You acknowledge that...
Oct 30, 2019
Personal Finance, Financial Literacy
NGPF is excited to announce the following NGPF Scholarship recipients who will attend the Jump$tart National Educator Conference in Washington, DC on November 1-3, 2019. Many will also be attending an NGPF FinCamp to be held prior to the conference on November 1st. We were impressed with the number of high-quality applicants and found it challenging to select the following recipients from over 250 applications!
Adriane Tyler, Klein Collins High School (Klein, TX)
Angel Sliger, Central...
Oct 25, 2019
Investing, Financial Literacy, Economics, Credit Cards, Credit Scores, Career
We will start this week’s list with this mind-blowing headline: “Tesla overtake GM as most valuable automaker.” (Reuters)
Comparing today’s IPO environment (the “Not-Com Bubble?”) to the “dot-com” bubble of 2000. (The Atlantic)
A look at programs that bring experiential, hands-on learning about money into the classroom. (Reuters)
The New York Times reviews three of the most popular personal finance books....
Oct 18, 2019
Current Events, Financial Literacy, Cryptocurrencies, Student Loans, Financial Scams, Career, Budgeting, Taxes
Rather than focusing on life events, banks are now basing their products and marketing on everyday financial decisions, getting into the financial wellness business. (The Financial Brand)
Is your credit card debt making you sick? A detailed study by CarefulCents.com finds the answer if “yes.” (PRNewswire)
Here is an article from The Economist that discusses the demise of cash across the world’s economies. (For more detail...
Oct 04, 2019
Financial Literacy, Economics, Investing, Insurance, Paying for College, Retirement
Perhaps we need to solve the innumeracy problem in the US in order to make any significant gains in Financial Literacy. (WAPO)
Even if we are successful in requiring every high school student to take a personal finance class, what do we do about all of those past high school who need the same knowledge? Some suggest the responsibility fall to employers. (Pensions and Investments)
Read all about NGPF's own Yanely Espinal! (MarketWatch)
Aug 29, 2019
NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
To acknowledge the efforts that teachers put into their classes, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a 'Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to one student with outstanding contributions in their personal finance class. The Fellow selects a student based on the following criteria:
The student has taken the Fellow's personal finance class in the 2018-2019 school year
The student has demonstrated outstanding performance in the class based on their participation, academic...