Category: FinCap Friday

FinCap Friday: Nike Eyes Growing Feet

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Sep 12, 2019
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FinCap Friday
In this FinCap Friday we check out the latest news from Nike. A brand new subscription service launched in August of 2019 targeting children between the ages of 2 and 10. Parents will pay monthly to receive sneakers in the mail with personalized activities for their kid. Sounds wonderful, but many are curious if the price is worth it. How much would this cost for a family and what happens to all these sneakers when kids outgrow them? Find out in this week's FinCap Friday: If you're short on...

FinCap Friday: Bonds, Lame Bonds

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Sep 05, 2019
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FinCap Friday
This week's FinCap Friday focuses on the recent buzz in global news: negative interest rate bonds. I bet you're wondering how this is even possible and what it means for investors? Find out with the latest FinCap Friday below! If you're short on time and you want to avoid the students dealing with tech set-up, try our simplified FinCap Friday with no-tech needed! This deck includes the questions embedded right into the slides! ----------------- Check out all of our FinCap Friday...

FinCap Friday: The Endless Stream

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Aug 29, 2019
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FinCap Friday, Current Events
We know your students are obsessed with watching Netflix! Who isn't a fan of binging a good show? With all the new subscription video streaming services being announced in the news this summer, it's a perfect opportunity to strike up a conversation with your students about the financial implications of adding new streaming services to your monthly rotation. Learn more in this week's FinCap Friday below:  If you're short on time, try our simplified FinCap Friday with no need for tech! This...

FinCap Friday: What's in Your Wallet?

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Aug 22, 2019
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FinCap Friday
In 2019, Capital One ranked 10th on the list of largest banks in the United States. Needless to say, they're pretty well known! And now they have a pretty well-known scandal involving cyber security too. It's been reported that the incident impacted millions of people in the U.S. and Canada. But, what exactly happened and who should be concerned? Find out all about it in this week's FinCap Friday: If you're short on time, try our simplified FinCap Friday with No Tech needed. This includes the...

FinCap Friday: Dangerous Downloads

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Aug 15, 2019
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Current Events, FinCap Friday, Financial Scams
For our first FinCap Friday of the 2019-2020 school year, we highlight a viral app that led to lots of dangerous downloads! This episode focuses on why it's so important to read and understand terms before agreeing or signing on the dotted line. How many young people do you think practice the habit of reading before signing? 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 with No Tech needed. This...

FinCap Friday: Summer Jobs

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Jun 13, 2019
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FinCap Friday
In this FinCap Friday, we go over trends regarding teens working summer jobs. In the past, the summer has been seen as an opportunity to stack up some cash, but trends are showing that the summer is starting to be viewed in a different light! Play this FinCap Friday to find out what some of these new trends in summer teen employment are. If you're short on time, try our FinCap Friday (No Tech) here! Questions are embedded directly into the slide deck.  -----------------...

FinCap Friday: Rent Your Drobe

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Jun 06, 2019
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FinCap Friday
In this FinCap Friday, we take a look at a trend that is increasing year after year in the world of fashion. Many are even going as far as calling it the "future of fashion!" From individual people renting their clothing to entire companies building businesses on the idea of re-useable fashion wear, renting your clothes rather than buying them is becoming more and more popular. Want to find out why? Play this week's FinCap Friday below: If you're short on time, try our No-Tech version of FinCap...

FinCap Friday: Campfire Tales

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May 30, 2019
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FinCap Friday
This week's FinCap Friday takes a look at a news story that keeps surfacing every now and again. As rare as it may seem, a medical emergency is something that we should be prepared to handle. Many people don't plan ahead or think about how to protect themselves and their families until it's too late! Find out more about the medical emergency that was even scarier than most below:  If you prefer not to use the online Kahoot quiz, we've added a no-tech version here, with the questions...

FinCap Friday: Greatest Graduation Gift

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May 23, 2019
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FinCap Friday
This week's FinCap Friday offers some details about a recent philanthropic move made by one of the wealthiest Americans. In light of the student loan debt crisis, his news came as a pleasant surprise to many students graduating in Atlanta as part of the class of 2019. Find out more about the recent news and what the buzz was all about: If you prefer not to use the online Kahoot quiz, we've added a no-tech version with the questions embedded in the presentation deck!...

FinCap Friday: Strong Shoe Game

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May 16, 2019
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FinCap Friday
In this FinCap Friday, we feature a hidden multi-billion dollar industry: Sneakers! Contrary to popular belief, the money isn't made in retail, but rather through resale. New companies even allow for verified sneakers to be bought and sold in the secondary market in a way that was not possible in previous decades. Play this FinCap Friday to find out more about the sneaker culture and world that consumes many a "sneakerhead!"  Short on time this week? Try our FinCap Friday (No...

FinCap Friday: Beyonce the Entrepreneur

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May 09, 2019
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FinCap Friday
In this FinCap Friday, we highlight one of the most successful singer-turned-entrepreneurs of all time: Beyonce. Her success isn't just due to her musical talent, but also due to her business savvy! Play this FinCap Friday to find out what some of Queen Bey's most recent internet-breaking entrepreneurial moves have been. If you're short on time, try our FinCap Friday (No Tech) here! Questions are embedded into the slide deck.  ----------------- Check out all of our FinCap...

FinCap Friday: Clothing Stores Are Closing Stores

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May 02, 2019
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FinCap Friday
This week's FinCap Friday highlights a problem large retailers are having and dives into why this problem persists. How can physical stores keep up when more and more people are choosing to do their shopping on their phones or laptops? Tune into this week's episode to find out all the details: For those who prefer not to use the online Kahoot quiz, we've recently added a no-tech version that has the questions embedded in the presentation deck! ----------------- Check out all of...

FinCap Friday: Scroll, Tap, Pay

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Apr 25, 2019
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FinCap Friday
This week's FinCap Friday reveals what's behind the new Checkout feature on instagram. Released in March 2019, this feature allows users to interact directly with brands on the app instead of going to outside webpages to shop. However, instagram has previously stated that they don't want shopping and ads to be "in your face" when you're scrolling, so what made them change their mind? Tune into this week's episode to find out all the details below: For those who prefer not to use the online...

FinCap Friday: Check-Up On Your Paycheck!

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Apr 18, 2019
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FinCap Friday, Taxes
This week we dive into the controversy over missing income tax refund checks! Many U.S. taxpayers were expecting an income tax refund, only to find out after filing that they either received less than previous years or didn't get a refund at all. Many were left angry and confused because the results of their tax filing was not what they were accustomed to in the past. Play this FinCap Friday to clear up all the confusion and find out why so many Americans had this frustrating...

FinCap Friday: Not All It's Cracked Up To "G"

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Apr 11, 2019
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Current Events, FinCap Friday
This week's FinCap Friday offers some details about the latest news related to 5G data and cellular service. From lawsuits to big announcements, the media is buzzing! There are some major differences between 4G/LTE data and 5G data, but does that mean everyone needs to push a 5G data plan to the top of their priority list? Find out about that and more below: For those who prefer not to use the online Kahoot quiz, we've recently added a no-tech version with the questions embedded in...