What Can I Find At Next Gen Personal Finance?
New to Next Gen Personal Finance? Are you a parent, a teacher, a student or an adult learner looking to improve your financial literacy? You have come to the right place! We are a team of educators committed to improving financial literacy. We accomplish this by providing FREE content in three ways:
1) The Next Gen Personal Finance Blog, with 10-15 posts a week, is designed to educate using Questions of the Day, analysis of current events, ideas for activities and the curation of high quality videos and articles. Here’s a sampling of recent posts:
- Mystery of the $8 Million Janitor uses a recent news story to teach the power of compound interest and living within one’s means.
- Can You Estimate Your Credit Score? uses an online tool to help you predict your credit score based on a series of questions that you answer
- What’s the Lifetime Value of A College Education (by Major)? provides a chart and link to a research report to increase understanding of the impact of college major on future earnings potential.
- What Investing Advice Would Warren Buffett Provide to Lebron James? is a short three minute video that provides simple investing advice that we can all benefit from.
2) We have created over eighty activities (see our Activity Bank here) that engage students and hone their decision-making skills. These activities teach students to grapple with vexing questions that often don’t have a “right answer:”
- How Much Should I Borrow For College?
- Should College Students Have Credit Cards?
- How Does Online Banking Work?
- How Do I Create A Post-College Budget? (Our Most Popular Activity!)
- What Financial Scams Do I Need To Watch Out For?
3) Next Gen Personal Finance currently contains more than seventy lessons organized into nine units, including Paying for College, Budgeting, Credit Cards, Credit Scores and Financial Pitfalls. Every lesson has common elements, such as a full lesson plan, student activity packet, text and video resources, performance tasks/activities and culminating assessments. Here are a few of our most popular lessons:
- Understanding the Basics of Checking, Credit Cards and Budgeting (3 distinct lessons)
- How To Read A Pay Stub
- Beware of Checking Fees!
- How To Analyze A Credit Card Agreement
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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.