Apr 03, 2024

Bite-Sized Personal Finance: Engaging Students Through TikTok

Incorporating TikTok videos from reputable sources can be another tool in your pedagogical tool belt to engage your students. While TikTok is often associated with dance videos and memes, it has evolved to include a wide range of educational content. See our list of NGPF-approved TikTok videos you can incorporate into your lessons. 

Investopedia, a well respected source of finance content, has TikTok videos cover a variety of personal finance topics, making them perfect for supplementing your lesson plans and sparking classroom discussions.

Here are some handpicked Investopedia TikToks along with the NGPF lessons that you can incorporate them into:

Investopedia TikTok Topic

NGPF Lesson

High Yield Savings Accounts

Savings Accounts

Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

Investing in Funds

Credit Scores

Your Credit Score

Budgeting Rules (50/30/20 and 50/15/5)

Budgeting Strategies

Buy Now, Pay Later services

When to Use Credit

Retirement Savings

The Importance of Investing for Retirement 

Student Loan Repayment (SAVE plan)

Student Loan Repayment

Teacher Tip: Just like with sites like YouTube, it’s best to avoid the comments and suggested videos that can pop up around the video you want to show. TikTok has a full screen mode that you can turn on and an Auto Scroll feature that you can turn off before showing the video in class.

About the Author

Dave Martin

Dave joins NGPF with 15 years of teaching experience in math and computer science. After joining the New York City Teaching Fellows program and earning a Master's degree in Education from Pace University, his teaching career has taken him to New York, New Jersey and a summer in the north of Ghana. Dave firmly believes that financial literacy is vital to creating well-rounded students that are prepared for a complex and highly competitive world. During what free time two young daughters will allow, Dave enjoys video games, Dungeons & Dragons, cooking, gardening, and taking naps.

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