Category: FinCap Friday

FinCap Friday: Your Stimulus Package Has Arrived

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Mar 26, 2020
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FinCap Friday
In this week's FinCap Friday, we explore the latest news about the stimulus package approved by the US senate to provide relief for Americans during this economic downturn that has resulted after the spread of coronavirus. Many questions arise like, "What will the package offer?" and "How much money will the total package cost the government?" You can dig into this week's episode below to find all of those details and more!  NEW!!! Edpuzzle is now provided for each FinCap Friday. The...

FinCap Friday: When Good Goes Viral

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Mar 19, 2020
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FinCap Friday
NEW WITH FINCAP FRIDAY: EDPUZZLE VERSION AVAILABLE! More school closures are occurring across the country and we want to be sure to provide resources you can assign to students remotely. Along with the usual slides for FinCap Friday, an Edpuzzle version of each episode will be available weekly.  ----------------- In this FinCap Friday we check out some of the positive news surrounding philanthropic efforts occurring as a response to coronavirus. From companies to celebrities to ordinary...

FinCap Friday: CEO or See You Later?

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Mar 12, 2020
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FinCap Friday
This week's FinCap Friday episode looks at the data from 2019 and early 2020 around the departure of CEOs from their positions at large and well-known companies. Leaving a major role like this requires a lot of decisions and changes, so it is not a decision that is made lightly or quickly. Usually CEOs leave when they retire, are asked to step down due to lack of results, they leave to go work at another company or they are involved in some scandal or ethical dilemma personally or in the...

FinCap Friday: Capitalizing on Coronavirus

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Mar 05, 2020
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FinCap Friday
In this FinCap Friday we check out the recent impact of coronavirus on the stock market. After lots of media attention, the issue has spread quickly and concerned many. But how did this situation impact the US economy and stock market? Was the impact a positive one or a negative one? Are companies thriving or struggling as the situation evolves? Find out in this week's FinCap Friday: If you're short on time, try our simplified FinCap Friday (No Tech) with the questions embedded right...

FinCap Friday: Smile More, Get Hired

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Feb 27, 2020
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FinCap Friday
In this FinCap Friday we look at the recent news about new hiring practices and systems being used by some of the largest companies in the U.S. With the automation of jobs and new technological advancements that are continuously changing the workforce, there is a new change in town! Anyone who is planning to interview for a job in the future should be interested to find out what hiring systems are in place. Check out this week's FinCap Friday to learn about the latest technological advancements...

FinCap Friday: Drive Well, Pay Less

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Feb 20, 2020
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FinCap Friday
This week on FinCap Friday, we take a look at the most recent statistics around car insurance premiums by age group to look for interesting trends. Starting at 16 years old and going all the way up to above the age of 80, the data shows some strong correlations between age and the amount paid each year in premiums. What do you think that trend is and what could be causing it to be so strong? Find out that and more on this week's episode of FinCap Friday! If you're short on time, try our...

FinCap Friday: Romance & Finance

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Feb 13, 2020
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FinCap Friday
In this FinCap Friday episode we check out the latest survey data about millennials, their money and love! With some new trends moving in the direction of non-traditional weddings and a new generation of couples willing to do things their own way, we now see less and less marriages. As a result of that we're seeing less divorce too. For a more in-depth look at what financial issues millennials are dealing with in their romantic relationships, go ahead and watch this week's FinCap Friday: If...

FinCap Friday: Working Women Are Winning

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Feb 06, 2020
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FinCap Friday
In this FinCap Friday episode we check out the latest news from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics about trends in the current American workforce. For just the second time in our country's history, we see data showing that women are now the majority of the workforce and quickly growing each year. How many women have joined the workforce in the past year? What are the reasons for this trend? Find out in this week's FinCap Friday: If you're short on time, try our simplified FinCap Friday (No...

FinCap Friday: Credit Crunch

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Jan 30, 2020
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FinCap Friday
In this week's FinCap Friday, we check out the most recent update about credit scores that was shared recently by FICO. While there is not a lot of information out yet about the details, representatives have said that this new model will be in effect in the summer of 2020 and lenders may be ready to adopt it starting in 2021. What are the major changes being made to the current FICO scoring model and how will these changes affect people? Find out below in the latest FinCap Friday: If you're...

FinCap Friday: Stacking Unused Gift Cards

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Jan 23, 2020
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FinCap Friday
In this FinCap Friday we check out the latest news about consumers who don't use the money on gift cards they were given. What exactly happens to this money? The holidays is an especially common time to buy popular gift cards as gifts for friends, family and coworkers. Several recent articles cover the statistics around this issue and students will be surprised to know what happens when they misplace or forget about old gift cards! Find out more about the details in this week's FinCap Friday:...

FinCap Friday: Gotta Learn Before You Earn

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Jan 16, 2020
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FinCap Friday
In this FinCap Friday we take a look at the state of personal finance education in American high schools. Recent data suggests that there are positive trends associated with personal finance education, but the reality is that it is in a small number of schools across the country and we need to do better! How is our country doing when it comes to providing education about money in school? How many states require this kind of class in high school? Find out in this week's FinCap Friday: If you're...

FinCap Friday: New Year, New Money Goals

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Jan 09, 2020
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FinCap Friday
Fidelity recently published a study about the types of new year's resolutions that Americans are creating for the new decade. With data from thousands of people they reported out about the common goals people set related to personal growth and money. Are there any financial resolutions that are most popular? What type of resolutions do Americans tend to set? Find out the answer to this question and more in this week's FinCap Friday: If you're short on time, try our simplified FinCap Friday...

Best of 2019...Most Popular NGPF Resources

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Jan 02, 2020
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Activities, Question of the Day, FinCap Friday, Podcasts, Interactive
We've been posting "Best of 2019 Lists" over the holiday period. In case you missed them, here are links to the posts that list the most popular NGPF resources in each of these categories. Here's to hoping you find some gems here that you can use when classes start up again. Envelopes please... Question of the Day Arcade Games and Interactive Library Product Releases [summary of all of the new NGPF resources developed in 2019] Unit Pages FinCap Fridays Podcasts ----------------- Thank you to...

Best of 2019...NGPF's FinCap Friday

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Dec 26, 2019
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Behavioral Finance, FinCap Friday, Investing, Paying for College, Budgeting, Ethics, Generosity
Looking for a 5-10 minute resource to bring current events to your classroom? FinCap Friday is your solution. It's a quiz game, an explainer video and discussion prompts all wrapped into one cohesive resource. With over 600,000 plays since its launch in August of 2018, it's become a weekly Friday routine (or any other day of the week) in classrooms across the country.  Here's the Top 10 FinCap Fridays that are topping the charts (overall):  Famous and Frugal (Budgeting) Show Me...

FinCap Friday: Split Your Payment in a Split Second

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Dec 19, 2019
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Credit Cards, Current Events, FinCap Friday
This week's FinCap Friday takes a look at the latest trend in borrowing for purchases that aren't big ticket items. Borrowing money to buy electronics, clothes and makeup is growing more and more common. Fintech companies are paying attention to the data that shows younger shoppers are trying to avoid debt, but still struggle to come up with enough money to make a full purchase up front. Enter: Installment Payment Plans. This is a new spin on layaway shopping and interestingly enough it allows...