Category: FinCap Friday

FinCap Friday: The Great Resignation

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Aug 26, 2021
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FinCap Friday
It seems like everywhere you go there is a "for hire" sign up! This is not just your imagination - it's "The Great Resignation." This new phrase has been popping up everywhere, just like those signs. As the post-pandemic transition begins and people are getting invited back to their office and places of work after over a year of many employees working remotely, it now seems that many people would rather quit their jobs than resume the “old normal” of clocking in and out daily....

FinCap Friday: Financial FOMO

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Aug 19, 2021
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FinCap Friday
NGPF's FinCap Friday is back for the 2021-2022 school year and we're kicking things off with our favorite, brand new unit: Behavioral Economics! With the fall fast-approaching, countless articles, news and media coverage is focusing on FOMO - the fear of missing out.   At the early stages of the pandemic, FOMO died down because it's hard to feel jealous of someone stuck quarantining at home. Now that people are beginning to feel more comfortable socializing and traveling, FOMO is back...

FinCap Friday: Unsure of Insurance

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Jun 03, 2021
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FinCap Friday
Insurance companies use a wide variety of factors to determine our monthly insurance rates, but car insurance with telematics promises to get rid of these estimators and use data-driven assessments to determine insurance rates instead! What exactly is telematics, and how does it work? Learn more in the final FinCap Friday episode of the 2020-2021 school year! If you're short on time, try our simplified No Tech version containing embedded questions right in the slide deck! Check out all of our...

FinCap Friday: Pandemic Savings Boost

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May 27, 2021
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FinCap Friday
Next week's episode of FinCap Friday will be the last one for the spring of 2021! New episodes will return again in the fall semester. If you're looking for more video content ideas, scroll down to the Summer Series post for a sneak peek of what to expect on Summer Fridays! - - - - -  Over the past year and several months we have seen the biggest changes to the US personal saving rate. Most Americans never pay attention to this statistic or related details about saving rate in general,...

FinCap Friday: No Credit Score, No Problem

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May 20, 2021
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FinCap Friday
In May of 2021, a new pilot program was announced as a collaboration between a dozen banks and credit card issuers. The clear goal of the pilot is to create more accessibility in lending and credit, specifically for communities that have historically been disadvantaged. But, while some people are in full support of the new idea, others are speaking out against it. Find out the details and more in this week's FinCap Friday below: If you're short on time, try our simplified No Tech version...

FinCap Friday: Entrepreneurs & Executives

May 13, 2021
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FinCap Friday
Each year, there is a dedicated month of time to honor people of a certain demographic in May. What demographic of people is it? How and Why does this happen? Find out all about it and more in this week's episode of FinCap Friday below:  If you're short on time, try our simplified No Tech version containing embedded questions right in the slide deck! ----------------- Check out all of our FinCap Friday episodes here. They're not date-dependent so any of the 118+ in our catalog dating back...

FinCap Friday: Protective Parents

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May 06, 2021
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FinCap Friday
Most people would agree that parents are responsible for taking care of their children in many different ways. Some examples include providing emotional support, ensuring physical wellness, and providing for them financially. But how old is too old to be receiving money from mom and dad? A recent survey shows that many older Americans are providing funds for their adult children even if it is to their own financial detriment. Find out what the survey reveals and more in this week's episode of...

FinCap Friday: Biases Behind Choices

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Apr 29, 2021
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FinCap Friday
As humans, we make lots of different judgments about things in life. For example, we may find ourselves judging others or new opportunities, maybe even government policies or the stock market. In a new report from BIA on generational differences in banking and financial beliefs or habits, we learn that the next generation to enter the workforce, Gen Z, may have a few biases that are held by many in the generation. Find out more in this week's episode of FinCap Friday:  If you're short on...

FinCap Friday: Guaranteed Access

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Apr 22, 2021
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FinCap Friday
April is recognized as Financial Literacy Awareness Month in America. News and media outlets tell stories and share data about the importance of financial education. But, most Americans have no idea what the state of financial education is today. Who has guaranteed access to financial education? Find out in this week's episode of FinCap Friday below: If you're short on time, try our simplified No Tech version containing embedded questions right in the slide deck! ----------------- Check out all...

FinCap Friday: Got Student Loans? You're Not Alone

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Apr 15, 2021
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FinCap Friday
Nowadays, many people use the phrase "student loan debt crisis" to describe the current situation regarding the amount of Americans with outstanding student loan debt and the ballooning amount owed in total. Tune into this week's episode of FinCap Friday below to find out exactly how many people carry student debt and what the total amount is as of early 2021. If you're short on time, try our simplified No Tech version containing embedded questions right in the slide deck!...

FinCap Friday: The Creator Economy

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Apr 08, 2021
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FinCap Friday
April 2021 brought big news from many new tech companies and some not-so-new ones too! The CEO of Patreon made a big announcement about raising venture capital and now it seems that everyone has their eyes on creators again. What are the ways creators can make money from their work? Will this be around as a viable work option far into the future or is it a simply fad of the newer generations? Explore these questions and more in this week's FinCap Friday episode below:  If you're short on...

FinCap Friday: Viral or Vicious?

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Apr 01, 2021
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FinCap Friday
With new social apps popping up, it's clear that social media isn't going anywhere. So, it makes sense why so many people have taken to social media to promote their brand or message, including financial influencers! The personal finance community on social media is quite large and while there are many who believe that this type of content is life-changing in a positive way, others think there are many negative aspects to financial advice on social media that cannot be overlooked. What are some...

FinCap Friday: Early Payday

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Mar 25, 2021
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FinCap Friday
With the improvement and advancement of technology, more and more people expect to experience immediate gratification when making purchases. Now, this immediacy has expanded to receiving your paycheck from your employer. Many apps have become extremely popular during the pandemic, including early payday or advance payday apps. How do these apps work and why is this such a big deal? Find out about this, and more in this week's FinCap Friday episode:  If you're short on time, try our...

FinCap Friday: The Rise of NFTs

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Mar 18, 2021
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FinCap Friday
It seems that every news article and television news segment has been reporting about NFTs in the first few months of 2021! They're a relatively new asset that can be bought and sold digitally using blockchain technology, just like cryptocurrency. But the big difference is non-fungibility. What does this mean? Why is it such a big deal in the world of crypto? Find out about this and more in our latest FinCap Friday below: If you're short on time, try our simplified No-Tech option instead, which...

FinCap Friday: Level Up Your LinkedIn

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Mar 11, 2021
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FinCap Friday
In 2020, millions of Americans lost their jobs due to the pandemic and many took to a popular platform called LinkedIn to find new opportunities. In early 2021, LinkedIn announced a new service called "Marketplaces." However, this new service isn't the reason LinkedIn was all over headlines in early March. Tune into this week's episode of FinCap Friday below to find out why, and to learn a few tips for successfully creating a LinkedIn profile of your own.  If you're short on time, try our...