Category: Just One Resource

Just One Resource - ANALYZE: Change a Bad Financial Habit

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Sep 24, 2018
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Just One Resource
    In this new weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.    [The Resource]  ANALYZE: Change a Bad Financial Habit The Gist: Do you ever buy that daily coffee and think, "It's just for today, or this week!", but it ends up being a habitual expense? Preview the revamped Financial Pitfalls unit, as this NEW behavioral...

Just One Resource - ANALYZE: A High School Resume and Cover Letter

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Sep 17, 2018
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Just One Resource, Career
        In this new weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.    [The Resource]  ANALYZE: A High School Resume and Cover Letter The Gist: Are your students looking for part-time jobs but don’t know where to start? This activity gets students to start thinking about what elements make strong high school...

Just One Resource - RESEARCH: Finding Scholarships & Grants

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Sep 11, 2018
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Just One Resource, Paying for College
      In this new weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.    [The Resource] RESEARCH: Finding Scholarships & Grants  The Gist: With the beginning of the new school year upon us, this is the prime time for high school seniors to begin exploring scholarships and grants for college. This research activity...

Just One Resource - NUMBER CHUG: Break Even with Soap

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Jul 18, 2018
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Just One Resource, Math, Entrepreneurship
        In this new weekly blog post, Jessica will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.    [The Resource]  NUMBER CHUG: Break Even with Soap The Gist: In this scenario, "April's" caught the entrepreneurial spirit and is handmaking soaps to sell for profit. Over the course of this seven-question Number Chug, students learn about revenue, cost,...

Just One Resource - CASE STUDY: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

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Jul 11, 2018
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Just One Resource, Case Study, Checking Accounts
        In this new weekly blog post, Jessica will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.    [The Resource]  CASE STUDY: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself The Gist: In this challenging case study, students play the role of peer financial counselor (as they often do in our cases) as their clients bring compelling reasons why they'd rather...

Just One Resource - INTERACTIVE: Think You Can Pick Stocks?

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May 29, 2018
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Just One Resource, Investing, Stocks
        In this new weekly blog post, Jessica will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.    [The Resource]  INTERACTIVE: Think You Can Pick Stocks? The Gist: The Wall Street Journal has this fun little six-round game, where each round features four real companies' stock info, but the names are obscured so you're not sure which company is which....

Just One Resource - PROJECT: Create a Scam Guidebook

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May 23, 2018
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Just One Resource, Financial Literacy, Identity Theft
        In this new weekly blog post, Jessica will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.    [The Resource]  PROJECT: Create a Scam Guidebook The Gist: Financial scams are everywhere, out to get you if you're not vigilant. As the school year draws to a close, why not have your students deep dive into the nitty-gritty of how different scams work...

Just One Resource - CREATE: Monthly College Budget

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May 16, 2018
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Just One Resource, Paying for College, Budgeting
        In this new weekly blog post, Jessica will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.    [The Resource]  CREATE: Monthly College Budget The Gist: Think of this as a precursor to Payback but less focused on tuition costs and more focused on the day-to-day budgeting decisions a college freshman will make. Each slide presents a new decision: Will...

Just One Resource - What If You Played the Lottery?

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May 09, 2018
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Just One Resource
        In this new weekly blog post, Jessica will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.    [The Resource]  INTERACTIVE: What If You Played the Lottery? The Gist: The Texas lottery website allows you to select your Powerball numbers and then "check your ticket" to find how much you have won over the past half a year. To illustrate the odds of...

Just One Resource - With Whom Should I Network?

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May 02, 2018
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Just One Resource
        In this new weekly blog post, Jessica will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.    [The Resource]  ROLEPLAY: WIth Whom Should I Network? The Gist: You're a junior in college, searching for an internship before senior year. You've got a network of 10 people -- former Little League coach, roommate's mom, your aunt -- who work in a variety...

Just One Resource: Saving for Retirement

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Apr 25, 2018
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Just One Resource
        In this new weekly blog post, Jessica will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.    [The Resource]  ANALYZE: Saving for Retirement The Gist: Three very different graphs tell basically the same story -- save early and often for retirement, kids, or you'll end up in trouble! Graph 1 shows how savings compound and grow over time, Graph 2...

Just One Resource - Understanding Amortization

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Apr 18, 2018
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Just One Resource, Math, Activity
        In this new weekly blog post, Jessica will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.    [The Resource]  ANALYZE: Understanding Amortization The Gist: Young Janet decides to treat herself to 6 weeks of South American travel before starting her first post-college job, and she's going to finance the trip using a $3500 personal loan. Her credit...