Category: FinCap Friday

Best of... FinCap Fridays!

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Jun 18, 2020
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FinCap Friday, Featured Teachers
Thanks to NGPF Fellow, Jason-Lamont Jackson Sr., who teaches at West Orange HS in West Orange NJ for this post! - - - - - - - - - -   Student engagement while in a classroom has always been important and as we enter into unchartered territory in the Fall, finding creative ways to keep students engaged is paramount! Below is a list of Fin Cap Fridays that I've witnessed my students enjoy and dive into with passion. I must admit that because the FinCap Library has grown tremendously since I...

FinCap Friday: A Hazard to Your Wealth

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Jun 04, 2020
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FinCap Friday
For the EdPuzzle version of this activity, click here. In this FinCap Friday we check out some interesting trends related to the stock market. As coronavirus leaves it initial impact on the United States, sports games were cancelled and many business closed down so people had to find hobbies they could do right from the confines of their home! How much do factors like quarantine and business closing impact the stock market and the people who invest in it? Find out in this week's FinCap Friday:...

FinCap Friday: Banned From Banks

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May 28, 2020
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FinCap Friday
For the EdPuzzle version of this activity, click here. In this week's FinCap Friday we take a look at a very uncommon topic: ChexSystems. While many Americans know about the 3 credit bureaus and the credit score that is calculated using the data that they collect, most do not know about the ChexSystems agency and what type of data they collect to help banks make decisions about who to do business with. What types of data does this agency collect and what do they do with this data? Find out all...

FinCap Friday: Education Saves Jobs

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May 21, 2020
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FinCap Friday
For the EdPuzzle version of this activity, click here. This week, we take a look at the latest data around unemployment rates by education level. Does a worker's level of education matter more or less during an economic downturn? As more and more American workers are losing their jobs in the aftermath of coronavirus, statistics definitely show a clear trend about which jobs were cut right away and which types of workers had their financial situation affected in the most difficult way....

FinCap Friday: Beyond the Curve [Automation]

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May 14, 2020
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FinCap Friday
For the EdPuzzle version of this activity, click here. In this FinCap Friday we check out the latest predictions about the future of work life in America. These predictions specifically take into consideration the potential affects of coronavirus on the way we work. Many economists have made predictions that make some Americans excited, while others cringe at the thought of those changes becoming reality. What are the most common predictions about our future as professionals? Find out in this...

FinCap Friday: Beyond the Curve [Frugality]

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May 07, 2020
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FinCap Friday
For the EdPuzzle version of this activity, click here. In this FinCap Friday we check out the latest projections from economists and other experts about the future beyond the coronavirus pandemic. Many experts have already shared lists of changes that they predict will be permanent throughout our society. Now, new survey data shows what the American people think about what their habits will be like in the future. What major changes do Americans think will stick? What do these new surveys reveal...

FinCap Friday: Beyond the Curve [Telemedicine]

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Apr 30, 2020
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FinCap Friday
For the EdPuzzle version of this activity, click here. In this FinCap Friday we check out the latest news about what economists think will change about our daily lives after the coronavirus pandemic is over. Many predictions are being made, but we will focus on one issue that impacts the way people seek medical care. What do economists and other experts think will change about the way we get medical care in the current climate? How would this impact average Americans? Find out in this week's...

FinCap Friday: Major News From Major Credit Bureaus

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Apr 23, 2020
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FinCap Friday
For the EdPuzzle version of this activity, click here. in this week's episode of FinCap Friday we take a look at the latest news released by the 3 major credit bureaus, Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. After many, many years of business as usual the bureaus are making a change. What is the major announcement and how does it affect average people? Find out these details and more by clicking the linked image below: If you're short on time, try our simplified FinCap Friday (No...

FinCap Friday: It's a SCAMdemic!

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Apr 16, 2020
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FinCap Friday
For the EdPuzzle version of this activity, click here. This week on FinCap Friday, we dive into the latest news regarding scams that are related to coronavirus. The FBI issued an official warning about these scams and the increased number of them occurring since coronavirus was officially declared a pandemic. Hackers, scammers and fraudsters are looking to take advantage of people who feel unprepared or afraid during these uncertain times and they have a plan to profit from people's emotions....

FinCap Friday: IRS Lowers Taxpayer Stress

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Apr 09, 2020
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FinCap Friday
For the EdPuzzle version of this activity, click here. This week, we're diving into some of the recent changes related to filing taxes in 2020 for income earned during the 2019 tax year. These changes were announced in an effort to provide support and relief for everyday Americans. But, do the changes accomplish that? How do the changes affect average Americans and does the average person think it is enough? What other major changes to the tax processing system should we prepare ourselves for?...

FinCap Friday: When Life Gives You Lemons...

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Apr 02, 2020
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FinCap Friday
For the EdPuzzle version of this activity, click here. In this FinCap Friday we check out the latest news about unemployment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. How many Americans have lost their jobs as a result of this growing issue? Are average Americans prepared financially for the economic downturn? Finally, What can someone do if they suffer a job loss due to coronavirus? Find out in this week's FinCap Friday: If you're short on time, try our simplified FinCap Friday (No...

FinCap Friday: Your Stimulus Package Has Arrived

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Mar 26, 2020
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FinCap Friday
For the EdPuzzle version of this activity, click here. 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! ...

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
For the EdPuzzle version of this activity, click here. 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...

FinCap Friday: Capitalizing on Coronavirus

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Mar 05, 2020
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FinCap Friday
For the EdPuzzle version of this activity, click here. 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...