May 27, 2021

FinCap Friday: Pandemic Savings Boost

Next week's episode of FinCap Friday will be the last one for the spring of 2021! New episodes will return again in the fall semester.

If you're looking for more video content ideas, scroll down to the Summer Series post for a sneak peek of what to expect on Summer Fridays!

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Over the past year and several months we have seen the biggest changes to the US personal saving rate. Most Americans never pay attention to this statistic or related details about saving rate in general, but things have changed drastically due to the pandemic - more and more people are now paying attention! The media certainly is with new updates about the average saving rate being published monthly! But, what exactly does saving rate mean, and what are these changes that have taken us all by surprise? Find out the details and more in this week's 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 episodes here. They're not date-dependent so any of the 121+ in our catalog dating back to August 2018 can work throughout the coming year!




SUMMER SERIES: A new blog series to be published every Friday through the summer of 2021, highlighting financial video content that can be used in your financial education classroom!

About the Author

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 10 nieces and nephews!

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