Top 10 For 2014: What Are Educators Reading on the Next Gen Personal Finance Blog?

Jan 05, 2015
Paying for College, Question of the Day, Budgeting, Investing, Savings, Checking Accounts, Payment Types

Happy New Year!  It has been great to see our readership grow over the past few months and the topics of most interest to you.  In looking through the list, a few patterns emerge:

  • You like the Questions of the Day which are compelling ways to engage your students in personal finance topics.
  • You are interested in wide range of topics.  Just looking at the top five, the subjects include spending, college ROI, investing, savings and checking.
  • Two of the case study posts made it to the top ten.  This will be an area that we will expand in 2015 as we see it as a useful way to engage students and have them apply their learning.

Here are our top 10 posts for 2014:

  1. Question of the Day: What do High School Students Spend Most of Their Money On?
  2. Question of the Day: What Is The Lifetime Value of A College Education (By Major)?
  3. Question of the Day: What is the S&P500?
  4. Question of the Day: What’s The Highest Interest Rate I Can Earn on a Standard Savings Account?
  5. Lesson idea: How To Choose A Checking Account
  6. Boeing 401K Plan: The Case of the Missing Millions
  7. Question of the Day: What Is Preferred Method of Payment For Consumers? Cash, Debit or Credit?
  8. Question of the Day: Would You Rather Have $1,000,000 or Double Your Money Every Day for 30 Days Starting With A Penny?
  9. Case Study: Millionaire or Not?
  10. Question of the Day (and Current Event too!): What Does the Federal Reserve Do?

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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