Mar 09, 2023

FinCap Friday: Repossessions on the Rise


Congratulations to Ms. J Coe's A1 period class at Crete High School (NE) for winning Round 2 of FinCap Friday Frenzy! The class wins a virtual class visit from me (Yanely), the host of NGPF's FinCap Friday, along with a classroom set of my upcoming book, Mind Your Money. Plus, as a surprise bonus... PIZZA! Round 3 of FinCap Friday Frenzy begins today, 3/10/23 and the winning class will be announced right here on the blog on Friday, 3/17/23.

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You may have seen news reports this week sharing that more and more Americans are falling behind on their car payments. This is leading to an increase in the number of underwater car loans. What's the meaning of an "underwater" car loan? Why are experts worried about this trend and warning us all to pay close attention to it? Find out in this week's episode of FinCap Friday below: 


Click here to access the Kahoot quiz and discussion prompt. If you're short on time for this activity, try our simplified No Tech version, containing embedded questions right in the slide deck!

Check out all the FinCap Friday episodes here! They're not date-dependent so many of the 190+ in our catalog dating back to August 2018 may work throughout the year!

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In case you missed it, Round 3 of NGPF's new contest, FinCap Friday Frenzy starts TODAY! By playing FinCap Friday today through 3/23/23, each of your classes can enter for a chance to win a virtual visit from me (Yanely), the host of NGPF's FinCap Friday, along with a classroom set of my book, Mind Your Money!

Participating is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Play any FinCap Friday with your students through March 23rd

  2. Submit an entry before the weekly deadlines and include student insights gleaned from the FinCap Friday

  3. Look for the winner posted each Friday during the contest period right here on the NGPF Blog!

You choose your level of participation in the contest.

Have your students play in one round or increase the odds of winning by making FinCap Friday a weekly routine!


Note: Winners are selected at random. To view the random selection process for the Round 2 winner, click here.

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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