Video Resources: The Psychology of Money
We know as educators that while basic math can take you a long way to increasing your financial literacy, we would be remiss in not recognizing the importance of psychology too. I wanted to curate a few video resources that tackle this issue and can be good ways to stimulate discussions in your classroom:
- PBS NewsHour: Can Money Buy Happiness (runtime 9:28)
About the Author
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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