May 11, 2023

Financially Inclined from Marketplace Released Episode 4!

We've all heard of Buy Now, Pay Later services by now. Most of us think we know all about them and how they work, but on this week's episode of Financially Inclined from Marketplace, you'll learn some shocking truths behind BNPL! Yanely talks to a Gen Z journalist, named Joshua Bote, who works at SFGATE. He dives into the details he uncovered while doing investigative work, which involved interviewing representatives from BNPL companies and researching consumer protection laws. Your students will definitely be intrigued as they tune in!

Check out the educational resources in these teacher slides. You can use this activity in class, or you can assign this for homework. Take a look at the YouTube version of episode 4 below:

All episodes of Financially Inclined by Marketplace can be found here. You can check out new episodes each Friday wherever you like to get your podcasts, on YouTube, or right here on the NGPF Blog!

About the Author

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her 10 nieces and nephews!

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