FinCap Friday: Get S.M.A.R.T

Jan 03, 2019
FinCap Friday, Behavioral Finance

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It's a brand new year and we've all got plenty of goals we want to work towards! It's a time of hope and new beginning, but what happens when you aren't so sure that you're on track to achieve your goals? Check out the first FinCap Friday of 2019 to find out the secret to making sure your goals and resolutions are accomplished!


Did you know that we recently added a "no-tech" version of FinCap Friday where we embedded the 5 questions right into the slide deck so no need to have your students pull out their Chromebooks or iPads? Here's the no-tech version of Get S.M.A.R.T.


Looking for more FinCap Fridays? There's more where this came from! Check out the other eighteen here. 


About the Authors

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her soon-to-be 7 nieces and nephews!

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.