Category: FinCap Friday

FinCap Friday: Fooled by the Hype

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Jan 20, 2022
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FinCap Friday
A few Hollywood celebs are being sued over allegations that they misled investors when promoting a little-known cryptocurrency called EMAX or Ethereum Max to their hundreds of millions of social media followers. The lawsuit was filed in early 2022 and is another example of reasons why we all must be careful who we take financial advice from! Check out the new episode of FinCap Friday about this topic below:    If you're short on time, try our simplified No Tech version, containing...

FinCap Friday: Competition Drives Change

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Jan 13, 2022
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FinCap Friday
Overdraft is a fee-based service that enables consumers to make debit card transactions in excess of their available account balance. In 2022, more banks are getting rid of it! Why is this happening and what else do banking customers need to know about it? Find out the answers to these questions - 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: Americans Regret Holiday Debt

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Jan 06, 2022
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FinCap Friday
After the holiday season people are usually refreshed and rested from the nice break from work or school and they're feeling the positive energy of the new year. But in 2022, many Americans say the holiday left left them in a lot of debt - more debt than in the 2020 holiday year! Why is this and what can people do about it? Find out the answers to these questions and more on the first FinCap Friday episode of the 2022 year! If you're short on time, try our simplified No Tech version, containing...

FinCap Friday: Holiday Crypto Craze

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Dec 16, 2021
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FinCap Friday
This week on FinCap Friday, we look at the news regarding major platforms announcing easy gift-giving processes for the holidays season. Gifting cryptocurrency and stock , that is! This year more gifts are expected to come in liquid form rather than cash or material goods, like usual. We'll have to stay tuned for the stats on gifting crypto or stocks after the holidays. In the meantime, we look at some recent survey data that shows what the intentions of young investors are in the 2021 holiday...

NGPF's Best of 2021: FinCap Friday

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Dec 16, 2021
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FinCap Friday, Investing, Behavioral Finance, Paying for College, Savings, Career, Stocks
Every Friday during the school year, FinCap Friday, produced by Yanely Espinal, engages high school students. She produces a 2 minute explainer video with a Kahoot quiz with a no-tech version also available. Since it's launch in August of 2018, FinCap Friday quizzes have been played close to 2 million times! Here are the top FinCap Fridays produced in 2021: Crypto Going Global Until the Game Stops The Great Resignation Financial FOMO Pain in the Supply Chain So You Want To Be An Influencer?...

FinCap Friday: Is MSRP the Price for Me?

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Dec 09, 2021
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FinCap Friday
In the summer of 2021, the car dealerships across the country struggles to get cars on the lot. Issues with new car manufacturing and the negative impact of the pandemic made it hard to find a new or used car. Find out all about this issue and learn some tips for buying a new car at a car dealership below in this week's FinCap Friday:  Click here for the slides. 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: Debt in the DM

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Dec 02, 2021
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FinCap Friday
The latest news from the CFPB says that as of earlier this week, debt collection agencies can now reach out to consumers in a few new ways including on social media! This may shock a lot of people, but before we form our opinions it's really important to understand the details around this rule. Find out all about it in this week's FinCap Friday below:  Click here for the slides. If you're short on time, try our simplified No Tech version containing embedded questions right in the slide...

FinCap Friday: Global Giving Movement

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Nov 18, 2021
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FinCap Friday
Every year people in 70 countries celebrate Giving Tuesday! It is a chance for people to focus on giving rather than consuming. How much money is spent on shopping deal days? How much is donated on Giving Tuesday? Find out below in this week's episode of FinCap Friday! Click here for the slides. 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...

FinCap Friday: Money and the Metaverse

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Nov 11, 2021
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FinCap Friday
Everyone wants to own the metaverse including Facebook and Microsoft! But what exactly is it? The metaverse has been a hot topic of conversation recently, with Facebook and Microsoft both staking claims. But what exactly is it? Find out in this week's FinCap Friday episode 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 135+ in our...

FinCap Friday: Women in the C-Suite

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Nov 04, 2021
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FinCap Friday
In a historic IPO, Rent the Runway made headlines over the past week for being the first to have all women leadership in the C-suite. Now the question that many are asking is: "Why is it so rare for women leaders to get this kind of support?" Dive into this week's episode of FinCap Friday below to learn about this historic event, the goal of the company and what some of the statistics around funding for women-led companies have been over the past few years when it comes to venture capital firms...

FinCap Friday: Pain in the Supply Chain

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Oct 28, 2021
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FinCap Friday
Recent news headlines have centered around the supply chain crisis in the US and the impact globally. Most people see the headlines, skim the articles and continue their day to day lives. However, most still lack an understanding of the supply chain issue. What does the term "supply chain" actually mean and how can we understand the basics of this global problem? Tune in for this week's episode of FinCap Friday to learn more! If you're short on time, try our simplified No Tech version...

FinCap Friday: So You Want To Be An Influencer?

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Oct 21, 2021
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FinCap Friday
In 2021, there are more influencers making a career on social media than ever before! While many people may think it's their dream life, most of us don't know much about what it takes to be successful as a full-time influencer. NGPF's latest arcade game, Influenc'd, gives you a chance to try out the life of an influencer and see how long you can successfully make it on social media. Dive into the details of influencer life in this week's episode of FinCap Friday: If you're short on time,...

FinCap Friday: Coins for Kids

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Oct 14, 2021
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FinCap Friday
Did you know that our understanding of what money is and how money works begins at a very, very young age? That's right! Humans have also been shown to be set in their financial habits by the time they're 7 years old! Data also shows that it pays to teach kids the value of a dollar. Perhaps this is why the U.S. Secretary of Education is advocating for early financial literacy education in elementary schools? Find out more about this in the FinCap Friday episode below: If you're short on time,...

FinCap Friday: FAFSA Fast Facts

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Oct 07, 2021
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FinCap Friday
It's October! That means students who are expecting to pursue any form of higher education next year can now begin completing the FAFSA, which is short for the Free Application For Federal Student Aid. What's the urgency to get this done as soon as possible? What else do we need to know? 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 of our FinCap...

FinCap Friday: It's Saving Season

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Sep 30, 2021
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FinCap Friday
It's October 1st! That means that the holidays are right around the corner. For many people that can bring on feelings of anxiety and even stress related to spending and finances. By planning ahead, saving up early on, and using creative strategies people can avoid piling up debt buying food, gifts, and more for some of the most pricey winter holidays. Check out some strategies for saving in this week's FinCap Friday episode below: If you're short on time, try our simplified No Tech version...