Category: Just One Resource

Just One Resource - PROJECT: Budgeting for Your Credit Card Payments

Mar 18, 2019
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Just One Resource
     In this 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] PROJECT: Budgeting for Your Credit Card Payments The Gist: Students work within the average young person’s monthly budget to make payments on credit card debt accumulated over 4 years of college. They make decisions on where to spend and save...

Just One Resource - CALCULATE: How Much Do I Pay in Taxes?

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Mar 11, 2019
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Just One Resource
     In this 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] CALCULATE: How Much Do I Pay in Taxes? The Gist: Students explore how different factors can have a big impact on how much someone pays in taxes and how much they have leftover to spend on themselves. The Best Parts: Students practice using the...

Just One Resource - COMPARE: Find an Apartment

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Feb 25, 2019
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Just One Resource
     In this 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] COMPARE: Find an Apartment The Gist: Students go apartment hunting using actual apartment listing websites!  The Best Parts: First, students watch a video that includes helpful tips on what to look for and how to go about the apartment...

Just One Resource - INTERACTIVE: Navigate Your Online Bank Account (Short Version)

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Feb 18, 2019
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Just One Resource
      In this 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] INTERACTIVE: Navigate Your Online Bank Account (Short Version) The Gist: Students get the chance to explore different features online banking has to offer by going through an online bank simulation!  The Best Parts: Students review...

Just One Resource - ROLEPLAY: Sign Up for a 401(k)

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Feb 11, 2019
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Just One Resource, Investing, Retirement
    In this 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] ROLEPLAY: Sign Up for a 401(k) The Gist: Students play the role of a new college graduate who has to pick investments in their first ever 401(k)! The Best Parts: Students see how much money they have in their monthly budget to allocate towards...

Just One Resource - INTERACTIVE: Shady Sam

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Feb 04, 2019
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Just One Resource, Interactive, Math, Behavioral Finance, Student Loans, Mortgages, Financial Scams
    In this 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]  INTERACTIVE: Shady Sam The Gist: Students play loan shark in this engaging game where they see loans from the perspective of a lender as they try to maximize their profits.  The Best Parts: Students decide between three loan options for...

Just One Resource - CALCULATE: Your Tax Due

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Jan 28, 2019
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Just One Resource, Taxes
    In this 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]  CALCULATE: Your Tax Due The Gist: Students learn how to calculate a person's taxable income and how their marginal tax rate is different than their effective tax rate! The Best Parts: By calculating a person's taxable income, students understand...

Just One Resource - CALCULATE: What If You Invested That Latte?

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Jan 21, 2019
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Just One Resource
    In this 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]  CALCULATE: What If You Invested That Latte? The Gist: How much money would you have in 30 years if you were to put aside the money you spend on that daily coffee into a retirement account instead?  The Best Parts: Students use Bankrate's...

Just One Resource - CALCULATE: Completing a 1040

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Jan 14, 2019
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Just One Resource
    In this 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]  CALCULATE: Completing a 1040 The Gist: Students practice filling out a 1040 form to file a tax return!   The Best Parts: Students will file the 1040 for 4 different individuals, each with their own profile and situation. ...

Just One Resource - ANALYZE: How America Gives

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Jan 07, 2019
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Just One Resource, Generosity, Math
    In this 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: How America Gives The Gist: Using The Chronicle of Philanthropy site, students will explore American financial charitable giving throughout the country’s 50 largest metropolitan areas. Combining data from the Internal Revenue...

Just One Resource - INTERACTIVE: Eight Questions to Ask Before Picking a College

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Dec 17, 2018
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Just One Resource
    In this 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]  INTERACTIVE: Eight Questions to Ask Before Picking a College The Gist: College is one of the biggest decisions and investments a parent and student will make. As your students get ready for winter vacation with their families, it might be a...

Just One Resource - COMPARE: Charities

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Dec 10, 2018
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Just One Resource, Generosity
    In this 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]  COMPARE: Charities The Gist: During this season of giving, it's important to look closely at how charities, nonprofits and organizations use people's donations. With this activity, your students will research organizations and causes that they are...

Just One Resource - PROJECT: You Decide! Who Gets the Job?

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Dec 04, 2018
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Just One Resource
    In this 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]  PROJECT: You Decide! Who Gets the Job? The Gist:  In this project, students assume the role of a hiring manager at MusicBeat, a company that produces high-quality headphones. They have to review the resumes and cover letters of three potential...

Just One Resource - ANALYZE: Advertising Campaigns

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Nov 27, 2018
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    In this 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: Advertising Campaigns The Gist: This entrepreneurship activity gives students the opportunity to identify mediums of advertising and analyze the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, making them more aware of how ads affect them, as well...

Just One Resource - PROJECT: Plan a Friendsgiving Dinner

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Nov 18, 2018
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Just One Resource
    In this 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]  PROJECT: Plan a Friendsgiving Dinner The Gist: In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students plan a potluck Friendsgiving dinner, comparison shop for ingredients, and create an expense report via spreadsheet to track their “spending",...