Top 5 NGPF Blog Posts This Week

Oct 10, 2014
Paying for College, Question of the Day, Budgeting, Investing, Savings, Payment Types

Teachers seem to be gravitating toward the Questions of they Day, which occupied the top five positions for the past week.  Interesting to see that they cut across most of the major personal finance topics:  value of college education, budgeting/spending, investing, payment methods and savings.

  1. What is the Lifetime Value of a College Education (By Major)?
  2. What do High School Students Spend Most of Their Money On?
  3. What is Your Investing Risk Profile?
  4. What is Preferred Method of Payment for Consumers?  Cash, Debit or Credit?
  5. What’s the Highest Interest Rate I Can Earn on A Standard Savings Account?

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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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